Tigran Melikov's House

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Tigran Melikov's House
Azerbaijani: Tiqran Məlikovun evi
Armenian: Տիգրան Մելիքովի տուն
Polish: Dom Tigrana Melikova
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Location within Azerbaijan
Alternative namesHouse of Tigran Melikov
General information
Architectural style Venetian Gothic
AddressIslam Safarli Street, 19
Town or city WP baku siegel.png Baku
Country Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
Coordinates 40°22′23″N49°50′06″E / 40.372922°N 49.834916°E / 40.372922; 49.834916
Construction started1895
ClientTigran Melikov
Technical details
Floor count3
Design and construction
Architect(s) Józef Gosławski

Tigran Melikov's House (Azerbaijani : Tiqran Məlikovun evi, Armenian : Տիգրան Մելիքովի տուն, Polish : Dom Tigrana Melikova) is an historic mansion located at the intersection of Islam Safarli and Hazi Aslanov streets in Baku, Azerbaijan. The mansion was built between 1895 and 1897 on the order of Tigran Melikov, a son of the Armenian industrialist Ambarsum Melikov. It is the first building built in the Gothic style in Baku, [1] [2] as well as Józef Gosławski's first project on personal order. [3]



In 1813, while establishing the outer-city, the area was given the architectural look of a square, which is still preserved. The mansion was built at crossing of Islam Safarli and Hazi Aslanov streets. Melikov's mansion was the first building to be built in the gothic style in Baku. While building the mansion, Adolf Eichler was preparing a plan of a gothic styled church in 28 May Street.

Architectural features

In terms of the difficulty of the residential building, the individual form of the project is formed in the context of the classical style of Baku. [4] The facades are covered with stones. The mansion is full of windows which helps to enlighten it. The rooms in the south and east and the staircase are brightly lit by a roof lantern. [5]

Lancet windows are used on the two upper floors of the building. On the third floor a balcony opens onto the roof of a second-floor bay window. The bay window contains two main and two additional windows. The narrowest part of the residential property is located in the east. Şamil Fətullayev-Fiqarov notes that Gosławski's facades were influenced by Florentine palaces. [6]

House of Hussein Melikov
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Pediment, on which the Melikovs family emblem is engraved on the eastern facade of the building
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Floor plan of the building
Different views of the mansion
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  2. Bakının memarlıq ensiklopediyası 2013 , p. 201
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