July 26th, 2020

Another obscure project of Boris Krivoss (1932)

"View of a terrace of small houses, whose exterior facade presents a pleasing demonstration of the Chinese style of architecture. Interiors are carried in the foreign manner. These houses, which have been designed by B. Krivoss, architect, are situated on Nanyang Road." Shanghai Sunday Times, Dec 1932.

From this press photo alone, I could not find this terrace using online street views, though I suspected it would not be too far from Krivoss' other project on this street, the Nesthouse Apartments, at 30 Nanyang Road. And indeed, the faux-Chinese lane compound was finally found right next door, blocked from the street by other residences. The address is Lane 56 Nanyang Road 南阳路56弄.

Exterior, photo by Gropius Xi:

Some interiors, from a rental website:

Map: Virtual Shanghai.

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