Residential Complex in Butikovsky Lane, 5 / Sergey Skuratov Architects

Residential Complex in Butikovsky Lane, 5 / Sergey Skuratov Architects

  • © V. Dolzhansky and S. Skuratov / Residential Complex in Butikovsky Lane, 5 / Sergey Skuratov Architects
  • © V. Dolzhansky and S. Skuratov / Residential Complex in Butikovsky Lane, 5 / Sergey Skuratov Architects
  • © V. Dolzhansky and S. Skuratov / Residential Complex in Butikovsky Lane, 5 / Sergey Skuratov Architects


This dwelling house is located in the very center of downtown Moscow. This area was nicknamed as “Golden Mile”. For local landscape the occupied territory is quite large, so the building couldn`t be made as a stressed sculptural landmark. Nobody wanted to contradict the local city logic.

The main idea came to life after many things were carefully conceptualized. They can be compared with bio impulses which electrify our brain and provoke the search process. First of all – it is personal compassion for the city, for the context. Also, it was the long process of studying social, temporal and geographical things, thorough palpation of city plastic tissue, of its rhythm and style.

The main conceptual meaning given to natural stone was to “assist” the Belgian clinker and to diminish the visual size of the building. The alternation of natural stone with brick is a composition touch on purpose for making an impression of “ancient”, sustainable building, which dimensions and exterior materials fit structurally the minute scale of the local Ostozhenka surroundings.

The amount of stone was thoroughly calculated according to composition principles, on facades as well as in interiors. In some places the stone is leading material, and then it works as the main theme, having some varieties in color shades and surface texture. The stone gives the house its sturdy appearance especially by covers on suspended ceilings. The same role was given to Belgian brick, which floods walls and ceilings too.

There are two types of Yurassic stone – beige and grey.

Types of treatment:

  • beige - glossy – on facades (the extent of polishing depends on exact mounting position);
  • glossy – in interiors (floors&walls);
  • grey – glossy and smooth, with horizontal sawcuts.

All stones were mounted on special substructures made of stainless steel (ventilated façade). The stones at two rows in the bottom (contacto\ing earth) were treated against water on three sides. The seam between stone and concrete was filled with transparent silicone caulking. Ventilation of façade understructures starts through vertical seams of the first row.

Local granite stone “Vozrozhdenije” was used for flagging on the territory. It matches concrete paving, cobblestone and Yurassic stone.

All elements of territory redevelopment were made one-piece – curbs, bench bases, hillside pavement, etc.

Why brick?

Brick is a very versatile material, it can have different texture, can make the bulding look in very different ways. It also works well with nature, with sky and sun, with different weather and light conditions. It is also very plastic, and has its character. This all makes it a great material to use, with wich an architect can express ideas very emotionally and vividly.


Extra Info

«Gelar – Stroy» (concrete);
«MetroSpecStroy Developer» (stone, brick);
«StroyInzhServis - 2» (glass structures);
«TempStroySystem» (roofs);
«Charus» (water drain systems);
«Doleta» (wooden windows);
«Hanter Duglas–Luxalon» (façade panels “alpolic”);
«LIK» (stainless steel facing parts);
«RusTechZaschita» (gates, balconies, ads);
KONE – elevators
“AquaTermoServis – swimming pool
Sergey Skuratov – chief architect
Кonstantin Hodnev
Natalja Hajkina
Vladimir Zherebtsov
Marina Paleeva
Anton Sharudenko
With participation of:
Eugenij Anvaer,
Vsevolod Shabanov
Sergey Skuratov – chief architect
Alexej Medvedev
Mihail Serebrianikov
With participation of:
Alexandr Rakita Denis Moiseev
Dmitry Pinchuk
Marina Shustova – chief engineer
Мihail Kelman – chief construction engineer
DESIGN PERIOD: 2000 – 2002
INTERIORS: 2003 – 2004
Natural Stone: Yurassic marble from quarry in Germany
Supplier: JUMA (Germany)
Types: Yurassic marble – beige, matted;
Yurassic marble – grey, matted, polished in interiors.
Total facades area – 3500 sq.m. (ориентировочно);
Stone faced interior surfaces – 1250 sq.m;
Granite: «Vozrozhdenije», Russia
Sawn, sanded, flame treated.
Total area on territoty – 1800 sq.m.
Site Area (territory): - 4800 sq.m;
Construction territory: - 2900 sq.m;
Usable floor area: - 19000 sq.m;
dwelling space: - 12800 sq.m;
commercial space: - 1800 sq.m,
Apartments area: - 9940 sq.m;
Number of storeys: - 5, 6;
Parking places (underground): - 90.