Ginzburg, Moisei

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Ginzburg, Moisei Iakovlevich


Born May 23 (June 4), 1892, in Minsk; died Jan. 7, 1946, in Moscow. Soviet architect. Graduated from the Academy of Arts in Milan (1914) and the architecture department of Riga Polytechnic Institute in Moscow (1917).

Ginzburg was one of the organizers of the Society of Modern Architects (1925) and the editor in chief of the journal Sovremennaia arkhitektura (from 1926). He made important contributions to the theory and practice of the Society of Modern Architects in such projects as the House of Soviets in Makhachkala (1926) and the House of Government in Alma-Ata (now a university building, 1930). From 1928 to 1932 he developed projects for rationally planned economical living units and for apartment houses with collectivized communal services (the buildings in Moscow on Malaia Bronnaia Street, 1926, and Tchaikovsky Street, 1928-30). He created several large planned projects, including two that were not carried out (the Chernikov Industrial Region near Ufa, 1931, and the regional plan for the Southern Crimean Shore, 1930’s), and a project with other architects (the G. K. Ordzhonikidze complex of sanatoriums in Kislovodsk, 1935-37). After 1921 he taught at the Moscow State Higher Arts and Technical Studios (after 1923, as a professor) and the N. E. Bauman Higher Technical School in Moscow.


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Khan-Magomedov, S. “M. Ia. Ginzburg.” Arkhitektura SSSR, 1962,no. 10.


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