​An Expensive Thing to Do
In this issue, we talk to ten architects about how relevant/irrelevant the ideas of reconstruction and redevelopment are.
Herzog & de Meuron, APEX project bureau, , BuroMoscow, FORM Bureau, OMA, Ginzburg Architects, City-Arch, DNK Architectural Group
  • April 19, 2018
​La Dolce Vita
In the project of the settlement with a telltale name of “Rafinad” (which literally translates as "Sugar Cubes"), located in the Khimki district of the Moscow area, PANACOM architects came up with the kind of housing that is versatile, human-friendly, and comfortable.
PANACOM
  • April 18, 2018
​For the Sake of the View
The project of the elite residential complex “Z-House” was developed by the architectural firm ATRIUM for a closed competition that evaluated not only the quality and beauty of the project’s architecture but also the presence of solutions that are the most popular and expected at today’s real estate market.
ATRIUM
Object
​A Welcome Intervention
In his new project, Sergey Skuratov explores the theme of balancing out the static and the dynamic components of his architecture, continues experimenting with brick façades, tries new elements of housing construction, but, most importantly, solves the ever-so numerous town planning issues of a large fragment of Moscow’s urban environment.
Sergey Skuratov architects
​Building Blocks for Gulliver
On the crest of the Krylatskie Hills, a housing complex is being completed, unprecedented in its diversity of architectural solutions employed in its construction and in its constructional complexity. The answers to these challenges were found by the Dutch architects de Architekten Cie in collaboration with the Russian bureau APEX.
​Moscow Area Manège
The team of “People’s Architect” has developed a project of restoring the Manège in the town of Zvenigorod. The building will recover its historical form; then it will host the Zvenigorod museum of history and architecture, enriched with the functions of a cultural and community center.
  • March 19, 2018
​Architectural Therapy
In this issue, we are publishing the contest project of renovating city blocks 32, 33, 34, and 35 on the Vernadskogo Avenue by a consortium of OAO “Mosproject” and OOO “Ginsburg Architects”.
Ginzburg Architects, Mosproekt
  • March 13, 2018
​Remembering Bauhaus
Can one express in architecture the connection between Bauhaus School and its professor Vasily Kandinsky? Working on a housing project with maximum values of density, depth, and height, UNK Project made such an attempt, arranging in a freehand manner several 12-story slabs in three dimensions of a waterfront area.
UNK project
  • March 5, 2018
  • Marina Novikova
Object
​The White Tree
The residential complex “Wine House” is one of the first real-life examples of cooperation between Vladimir Plotkin and Sergey Tchoban in one project – a thought-out, graphic and reserved dialogue between the new and the old in the center of the city, a play in a few “acts”, from the XIX to the XXI century.
SPEECH, Creative Union ‘Reserve’
Continuing What Was Once Started
The project of an office-and-hotel complex located on the first kilometer of the Rublevo-Uspenskoe Highway develops their old ideas and responds to the architecture of the buildings that “Sergey Kisselev and Partners” had built earlier in this area.
Demonstrating the characteristic of Creative Union ‘Reserve’ aesthetic attention to the form and rhythm of the façade design, the elegant building of the administrative center of the New Moscow looks like a UFO in the otherwise disorganized Kommunarka fields.
Creative Union ‘Reserve’
DNK ag: “To us, this competition became an opportunity to propose an optimum model of a high-quality and diverse living environment”
The architects Daniel Lorentz, Natalia Sidorova, and Konstantin Khodnev, whose project got shortlisted to make the top twenty of the competition organized by the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending for the best mass housing project, share about the meaning of this competition, the perfect populated area, and the conditions necessary for achieving this ideal in a micro-development situation.
DNK Architectural Group
  • February 15, 2018
  • Julia Tarabarina
​A Smart Street
Kiev’s “Fayna Town” is yet another step for ARKHIMATIKA in the direction of perfecting their housing complexes, from low-rise planning, open city blocks, and thought-out promenades to such seemingly insignificant details as barbecue spots and charging slots for smartphones.
  • February 14, 2018
Postindustrial Attraction
In the Russian Railway Museum, the architects of “Studio 44” were able to create a powerful and impressive space for a collection of more than a hundred of vintage steam engines and locomotives.
Studio 44
The Patriarch’s Crown
In late December, the new museum complex of “New Jerusalem” opened a permanent exposition designed by Sergey Tchoban and Agnia Sterligova. It is devoted to the history of the monastery.
  • February 9, 2018
​Rules of Winemaking
The austere, full of light and shade, air and greenery, and, of course, impressions, the winery building in the city of Haykadzor in the Krasnodar Territory is one of the main architectural events of last year.
Kleinewelt Architekten
  • February 1, 2018
​The Vladimir Gate
The Golden Gate business center became a noticeable complement to the district of Rogozhskaya Zastava – the architects creatively revised the increase in the construction scale of this area. The mind-blowing cantilevered overpass situated at the level of the twenty-second floor is arguably the first experiment of such kind in Moscow.
​“New Jerusalem” Hills
In 2013, long before Zaryadye Park was laid, City-Arch designed a museum-hill which contains the richest museum collection in the Moscow area.
  • January 18, 2018
​On Wings Spread Wide
Designed by Roman Leonidov in the Moscow area, the Wing-house demonstrates a new type of Russian manor house built in the style of organic architecture. The Wing-house observes three rules: the client’s comfort, harmony with nature, and perfect plastique. We met with Roman Leonidov and spoke to him about manifesto buildings and the architects’ subconscious.
Studio of Roman Leonidov
  • January 17, 2018
Towers but Not Twins
Complete is the reconstruction of the “Belgrade” Hotel on the Smolenskaya Square – now it is part of the Azimut Hotels chain. In this issue, we are sharing about the details of the reconstruction project, what surprises came up along the way, and what the ultimate outcome looks like.
Т+Т Architects
​Outline of the Market Square
Developed by “Blank Architects”, the renovation project of the “Fifth Avenue” shopping center includes rebranding, broadening of the set of functions and services, as well as giving the building a new façade that will reflect the presence of a farmers market inside on the mall’s top floor.
Blank Architects
​Urban Gardens
In their project of renovating city blocks in the district of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki, the UNK project architects relied upon the principle of similarity, scaling down the compositional and functional patterns that are characteristic for the entire Moscow.
UNK project
Openwork Experience
The housing project at the Mikhailova Street skillfully uses the benefits of its surroundings to the advantage of its future residents, exploring numerous fashionable trends of today: the façades are meticulously elaborate, and the public spaces are well thought out from the standpoint of both city people and the residents of the complex.
«GC «OLIMPROEKT» Ltd.
  • December 12, 2017
  • Alla Pavlikova Julia Tarabarina
​The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Remodeling the building of the former Sytin printing house on the Pyatnitskaya Street into a modern housing complex, Nikita Biryukov and his team fought a losing battle against the technical specifications – and, instead of the red-brick industrial character of the building, they accentuated the bourgeois nature of the building’s original Art Nouveau style.
ABV Group
  • December 11, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​About Love
The winner of the competition for the best renovation project for the complex of buildings of the “First Exemplary Printing Works” became Kleinewelt Architekten with a project that can arguably be considered a breakthrough to a whole new level of material and emotional comfort.
Kleinewelt Architekten
  • December 11, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​City Block of High Culture
In this issue, we are showcasing the four projects which took part in the competition that was held in the beginning of 2017 and was dedicated to renovating the complex of buildings of the former Sytin printing house into a residential complex.
  • December 11, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​Cultural Code
Trying to put together the mosaic of historical and newly-built units of the Sytin Printing House complex, the architects of DNK ag came up with their own lexical paradigm, some sort of a cultural code, based on the subtle play of images and associations.
DNK Architectural Group
  • December 11, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
Overview
The Amber Arrow
Saint Petersburg’s EXPOFORUM, a congress and exhibition center that has been long waited for and widely discussed, is finally complete, put into operation, and actively functioning.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners, SPEECH, Tchoban Voss Architekten
Seven Hills of Moscow
Seven installations for Moscow Fireworks Festival and a multistory raft in the city of Vyksa – these and other projects were realized by the team of interns of the 4th internship of Wowhaus.
​Considerate Guest
In the historical part of Saint Petersburg, Anatoly Stolyarchuk has designed a residential building with an attitude, yet still friendly towards its neighbors.
  • November 21, 2017
Two Houses: the Comeback
Staying within the client’s specifications, yet being meticulous about the details, Aleksey Ginsburg was able to give their original images back to the Dolgorukovykh-Bobrinskikh manor house on the Malaya Dmitrovka and the Sytin House on the Tverskaya Street. In this article, we are sharing what has been done, and how.
Ginzburg Architects
​Athletic Load
Working with the Match Point housing complex, ABV Group, headed by Nikita Biryukov, was able to neatly “pack” a considerable amount of floor space, distributing the height of the complex and its imagery among the main functions: a sports arena, a residential building, and a small office one.
ABV Group
Object
​Beyond Brand Book
In Saint Petersburg opened one of the largest Mercedes dealerships in the northwest region of Russia. “A.Len” was able to find new dramatic architectural and engineering solutions that match the company’s image and the superb quality, dependability and elegance traditionally associated with it.
A-Len
​From Eight to Twenty-Five
The architecture of Kiev’s housing complex “Time” is based on a combination which is popular nowadays: an eight-story podium plus towers –this volumetric intrigue is enhanced with the play of the components of a multilevel yard. In addition, the apartment plans are thought out really well.
​Town on the Roof
A multifunctional complex with apartments, an office center, a shopping gallery, a multilevel parking garage, and a new city square is being built on the basis of the former body shop of the ZIL plant, the largest building of the former automobile plant.
What will happen if composition and ideas that constitute the basis of the structure of the formal park of the XVIII century are used for designing a low-rise suburban area? The Tsarskoye Selo interpretation of the suburbia theme – respectful, yet at the same time slightly ironic – can be examined at the example of the plan of a new city block in the town of Pushkin.
Studio 44
Along the Beach
In the city of Gelendzhik, “Ginsburg Architects” have designed a house over 250 meters long, making it at the same time visually discrete and putting an interesting spin on a few volumetric “resort” narratives connected with contemplation, sunbathing, and going for walks.
Ginzburg Architects
​Pencils of Malevich
Ekaterinburg’s high-rise residential complex “Malevich” forms around itself a semblance of a comfortable oasis amidst a harsh industrial city. Viewable from virtually every conceivable angle, the self-sufficient architecture designed by “OSA” was able to tackle all the hereditary problems of this place and make a huge deal of positive difference.
OSAArchitects
​On a Skate’s Blade
The concept proposed by Aleksey Ivanov outside of the formal competition for the territory that surrounds the future ice arena is based on the image of the arched trail of a skate – but it operates large-scale masses.
Arkhstroydesign ASD
  • October 25, 2017
​A House That Hovers
As part of the project named “101st km Further Elsewhere”, Pushkin House opened in London a pavilion by Alexander Brodsky. This is Alexander Brodsky’s first work in London.
  • October 23, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
​Cross Stitch
In their project of “Bolshevik” housing complex, IND architects revised the factory architecture of Oscar Didio and the design code for the renovation of John McAslan in an ornamental key.
  • October 18, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
A Brilliant Ex-Court
Located on the Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment and known to all Moscow tennis fans, these tennis courts were designed by Skuratov Architects as hidden inside a picturesque park and surrounded by the slabs of residential high-rises.
Sergey Skuratov architects
  • October 9, 2017
Metropolitan Sequence
The housing complex “Tsarskaya Stolitsa” (“Czar’s Capital”) is one of the largest projects of redeveloping former industrial territories in the center of Saint Petersburg. “Evgeny Gerasimov and Partners” was not only able to turn a derelict industrial park into a residential area full of life but also create a thought-out town-planning unit.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
  • October 4, 2017