The church was visible from a small window on the second floor, in the grandfather's workshop. Immigration, in fact, came by accident: the house is composed of 'Hundred', and it was left to throw out the garbage during construction. But, first, in that window was visible church, and secondly, here burst into such a sheaf of the setting sun, and it was so beautiful. In: This room and was intended for workshop? about: I think so. This, on the second floor and the second, third, the same size. All the same, except the windows.
Due to the fact that at the bottom of the studio – a showcase, one main light source, and there – a lot of small, volume perceived differently, and lighting another. Also, when building a house, it was clear that the pope will be an artist. And as soon as he graduated from the Surikov Institute, grandfather officially said that the workshop on the third floor – his, and he settled on the second. And there was his bed. in: how they relate to each other? A: They both loved each other, so they had a strong spiritual connection – but they were very different.
Grandfather, for example, delicately asked: 'Vatulka I Popish you in the studio? " And Dad just came into his shop and worked. In: Strange to see avant-garde Melnikov House antique furniture. A: He bought it in 20-ies of the Americans, who left Moscow. But in the bedroom is not There was nothing, and he made the bed, as if sprouting from the floor – out of plaster boards, and inserted into the tubular mesh. Bedroom in the war was lost – I remember it to collapse. You do not see – there are not walls that color. And the last time I painted, even the color guessed it, almost golden, and lacquer all messed up. Throughout the war the house stood without windows – in the 1941-mV Theatre Vakhtangov hit by a bomb, and we took off the glass. Money for new was not: my grandfather was no work. Then, in 1949, he was invited to teach in Saratov, and returned from there, he taught by correspondence at the Construction Institute. a: You've always liked this house? A: In my childhood I did not realize that it is beautiful – it was simply a house built grandfather. And all around him abused, cans called … And now it's included in a hundred architectural monuments of world art in distress. Q: But Konstantin Melnikov understood that he was a great architect? about: Grandpa exactly understand what he was a genius. I find it hard to judge his feelings – I was a girl, and certainly he felt that he was not allowed to build. He had depression, and until the last moment, when he was in hospital and dad with him sitting, he said: 'How much would you and I could still do it! "