Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev puts his villa in Bavarian Alps up for sale

Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev puts his villa in Bavarian Alps up for sale – media

The three-storey mansion with 17 rooms, built in 1908, was bought by Gorbachev’s only daughter Irina Virganskaya in 2006, according to Tegernseerstimme newspaper Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has offered for sale his land plot and a mansion near Lake Tegernsee in the Bavarian Alps, German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung has reported. The Gorbachevs bought the…

Sevastopol may become world center of military history tourism, lawmaker says

Sevastopol may become world center of military history tourism, lawmaker says

The Crimean port city is home to ancient historical landmarks and military history monuments Sevastopol has the potential to turn into the world center of military history tourism, considering that the Crimean port city is home to ancient historical landmarks and military history monuments, Sevastopol legislature deputy Alexei Chaly told TASS on Monday. “I believe…


Three police officers

Police – the succession of generations and sculpture “The opening of this sculptural composition will be dedicated to May 9. Soon over bronze sculptures will be work masters. The sculpture depicts the policeman, Soviet policeman and modern police. It symbolizes the continuity of generations,” – said the press service of the Nizhny Novgorod police. “The…



The paper presents the analysis of the patent information about modification of composite materials by introducing functional complex additives and/-or nanoadditives. Inventions can be applied in building technologies in order to produce nanomodified composite materials on the basis of air and hydraulic binder substances, that will allow us to intensify considerably industrial production of nanomodified…



It’s quite impossible to imagine modern construction without concrete. Today the world volume of concrete being produced is more than 4 milliard of m3 per year. Concrete is used under different operational conditions, it is ecologically friendly material and it has unlimited source of raw materials and comparatively low cost. One should also mention its…


Housing construction

Housing construction as activities for providing people with normal living conditions, plays an important role in economy of separately taken region and country in general. The construction industry is one of the few branches of a national economy having strong multiplicative effect. By estimates of the Ministry, the greatest volumes of construction of housing in…


Outdoor sun house.

House of the rising sun. The Sunrise project draws attention to the unusual geometry of the roof. Design: Albert Haus Optimally oriented to the cardinal directions, the whole house, including built-in winter garden, is a kind of “trap” for the sun. Thanks to the good insulation of exterior walls, the use of the house followed…


Know – how in a wooden house.

Experience and know-how. Design and construction: HirsiSet. House-building company HirsiSet joined in the technology of its production old carpentry tradition and latest achievements, a kind of know-how and technological progress. This allows the planning of each new home to the smallest detail to consider any suggestions for future homeowners. Used building material – high-quality wood…


Wood and contemporary forms.

  Design: Finla-Hous.   Wood as a building material offers a great variety of architectural solutions, which demonstrates the draft, having the characteristic features of modern architecture, and this applies not only to the external aesthetics. Such method provides, in addition, and rational use of solar energy. Wide roof overhangs provide shade in the summer…


Elegant house

Modest and elegant Design and construction: Honka The dream of a luxurious in every way home today may well be embodied in the form of the structure of round logs. Modern architecture allows us to give a charm even the most massive home, which confirms, for example, the draft Hans Stemple. Triangular skylights enliven his…


Stylish house.

The project is a country house on Rublevsky highway was created for business and purposeful man, leading an active lifestyle. This is a small wooden house to chat with friends and business negotiations in an informal atmosphere. The builders and architects had to do from a bar is not the house, and a modern stylish…


For a wooden house

wooden house.

During the construction and operation of the interior of a wooden house should be noted that wood harmonizes with such interior and construction materials such as:

– Ceramic tiles;
– Porcelain tiles (ceramic-granite)
– Natural stone
– All types of mosaic;
– Forged products;
– Agglomerated marble countertops.

House for a large family.

Design and construction: Honka. Large-area home for generations extended family. It has a separate apartment, which comfortably accommodate adult children or elderly parents. In every part of the house’s own kitchen, bathroom, WC; on the second floor there are four spacious bedrooms. 1 floor plan Plan 2 floors Total area – 284.0 m² 1 floor…


House in rustic style.

Design and construction: Sonnletner The desire to create an individual look of wooden houses has led architects to search for the original plastic expression. Village character, common to almost all wooden buildings of rural type, in this case emphasize the combination of different methods of construction and the combination of finishing materials. The entire second…


Small castle in the woods

Design: Nurmi Very unusual project «Ekhamar». First of all, he refutes the notion that the shield house should be simple and rough. Glazed gable, exquisite colors and different shapes of windows give the project like a small castle. The house is situated on a hillside, and this allowed efficient use of its ground floor. Here…


Completely wooden house.

Recipe from time immemorial. The house, built entirely of wood, as in fact it has been for centuries, and today attracts attention, despite the abundance of technical capacity and a wide range of modern construction technology, and looks very attractive. Design and construction: Fullwood Presented project «Saaletraum» firm Fullwood (Germany), made of durable glued beam…


Wooden house on an uneven surface.

Wooden house