In one black-black city, there is a black-black house… The places we are raised in do not define us, but they set the scenes for our identities to unfold. Referencing the Russian children's horror folklore, Black-Black House is an investigation into the concept of place. How does space become a place? How does a nine-story building on the outskirts of St. Petersburg turn into a ‘haunted’ house? Using analytical drawing and associative collaging as a method, this project draws upon media theory, geography, mnemonic systems, and recollections. ‘The Black-Black House’ is focused on a specific childhood memory of ‘discovering’ a stranger hiding inside a panel block of flats. The story looks at the event from various angles: architectural decisions that led to creation of the situation, connection between memory and architecture.