Zuev Workers' Club

The Zuyev Workers' Club (Russian: Дом культуры имени С.М.Зуева) in Moscow is a prominent work of constructivist architecture. It was designed by Ilya Golosov (1833 Moscow ..1945) during 1926 and finished during 1928. The building was designed to house various facilities for Moscow workers, and utilises an innovative glazing treatment at its corner which has proved very photogenic.

Golosov was an enthusiast for expressive, dynamic form rather than the logics of Constructivist design methods. The building facade consists of cylindrical glazed staircases interecting with stacked rectangular floor planes to create a dramatic composition. A sequence of club rooms and open foyers lead to an 850-seat auditorium.

Nowadays some of the fenestration has been bricked over, lessening the original perforated cubic mass into a more solid box.