Today at a meeting of the presidium of the government of Moscow, architectural and town-planning solutions to residential buildings were approved, the design and construction of which will be financed from the city budget, our special correspondent, Yury Kipin, reports from city hall.Speaking at the meeting, the chief architect of Moscow, Sergey Kuznetsov, reminded us that production and construction of standard houses in the city hasn't been modernized for more than 10 - 20 years. Many areas in Moscow look drab and monotonous. And, after all, the capital’s buildings can and should be comfortable and varied. New requirements to the appearance of houses, to their finishes and to the color schemes of their facades, are for this purpose to be developed, it was stated.Authorities carried out an assessment of the newly introduced standards, which will offer a chance to builders, and then buyers, to save money in a number of new ways. The changes will affect all new housing. The new standards will take effect from the beginning of 2016. City construction is currently served by 9 organisations. 6 of them have already modernized their equipment and 3 more are in the process of doing so. At the same time, there are a number of pilot platforms where the construction of new-format housing is already happening.The deputy mayor of Moscow for urban policy and construction, Marat Khusnullin, specified that, from September 1st of this year, non-upgraded housing projects won't be approved and that domestic materials will generally be used. New projects will be calculated on quarterly building. The first floors will be uninhabited. The height of ceilings in apartments will be raised to three meters. Regarding the facade of buildings, special constructive, decorative elements will be created. The city will become much more beautiful, but a square meter won't go up in price, Marat Khusnullin claimed.