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Zaha Hadid’s final (and only) residential project rises from the Moscow suburbs

11 April 2018

It has been two years since the death of revolutionary architect Zaha Hadid, but her buildings continue to appear — including in the tranquil forests of one of Moscow’s most exclusive suburbs.

Located 3 kilometres west of central Moscow, the Capital Hill Residence is Hadid’s final (and only) private residential design, created for international real estate developer Vladislav Doronin.

The building’s upper floor rises above the canopy to allow for panoramic views from its master bedroom — hoisted above the rest of the house on a column that reaches 35 metres above the forest floor. Yet much of the $140 million home lies beneath the ground, with subterranean levels boasting a 20-metre swimming pool, spa, gym, Japanese garden and even a nightclub.