The Melinkov House by Konstantin Melnikov. via ArchDaily.
An interesting relationship between architecture and politics in the first half of the century russia. Strangely, having read The Lacuna, I can't read Lenin's name without thinking of Mexico: so there is some strange semblance between this building and Mexico that I can't quite figure out. In any case, it's interesting that it wouldn't look out of place in the desert. 

Drawings after the break.