These prefabricated wooden cottages elevated on steel legs at the Pirogovo Luxury Resort outside Moscow seem to recall the houses of Japanese samurai. Their unique shape is accentuated by the striking red colour.
Architect Totan Kuzembaev, one of the brightest representatives of the so-called Soviet Paper Architecture of 1980’s, managed to find a real customer only in the late 1990’s, when he met Alexander Ezhkov, the owner of the Resort Pirogovo – a closed elite settlement of 100 hectares, located 20 km north-east from the border of Moscow (Moscow Ring Road) in Ostashkovskoe highway, on the shore of the artificial Klyazma water storage. The Resort was founded in 1960 on the initiative of Nikita Khrushchev. In 2002, the new private owners decided to make a full reconstruction of the Resort.