​Mikhail Filippov: “I oversaw this thing in Rome”
An interview with the author of “Rimsky” UP-quarter about the quality of execution of hand craft work on the façades and master plans, Rome’s architectural views, and the appropriateness of classicism in the inexpensive housing segment
M. Filippov Architectural Studio
  • August 30
A Roman Rome
Designed by Mikhail Filippov, the UP-quarter “Rimsky” is being built by FSK Lider at the crossing of the Kashirskoe Highway and the Moscow Ring Road. This place never was either expensive or respectable but the introduction of this unique author-architecture project can make a difference.
M. Filippov Architectural Studio
  • August 30
​The Rzhevsky Gate
For the competition for the best design of the new station or the Third Interchange Contour, Blank Architects came up with three proposals. Two of them were shortlisted, and one, containing the concept of the “Rzhevskaya” metro station, took the first place. Here we are to take a look at the winning project.
Blank Architects
​Open Space Manifesto
The Swiss Architecture Museum has recently closed the exhibition named “Forum Basel” devoted to open city spaces. Its co-curators were the Russian/Swiss company COSMOS and the Chilean architectural company Plan Comun.
  • July 24, 2017
Sudden Avant-garde
The architects of A.Len have designed a housing complex named “Russian Avant-garde” – they did everything they could to make it look up to its name. All this in spite of the fact that their part of the work started at the point when the complex was already being built by a different project, and was seemingly doomed to become yet another rank-and-file sectional building.
  • July 20, 2017
Object
World of Joy
The second stage of the Urban Farm at VDNKH gave the local landscape and architectural ensemble several buildings that demonstrate an interesting associative approach to creating thematic pavilions.
WOWHAUS
History and Geography
The visitors of the park of Moscow North Riverside Terminal, whose renovation project was developed by Kleinewelt Architekten and Citizenstudio, will get an opportunity to take a trip both in time and space.
​House on an Island
Made of stone yet transparent, boasting columns yet of modern design – Anatoly Stolyarchuk designed this unusual house for Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Island.
  • July 13, 2017
Metropolitan Image
A.Len has designed in Voronezh a residential complex named “Russia. Five Capitals” – creating a comfortable environment in spite of a rather high building density.
A-Len
  • July 10, 2017
Lens in the Spirit of Maurits Escher
The architects of UNK project brought back to life a difficult yet promising land site next to the “Prospect Vernadskogo” metro station, building the “Academic” business center upon it. The thought-out functional program, technological innovations, and special attention given to forming the building’s identity helped to successfully overcome all the challenges.
UNK project
​Destroying Stereotypes
The architects of DNK ag approached the task of doing a comfort-class housing project as a super-objective. They were ultimately able to break the frame of “inexpensive housing equals standardized blocks of flats” staying, at the same time, within their budget constraints. Their customized and professional approach to mass housing construction allowed the architects to create a comfortable and human-friendly urban territory.
DNK Architectural Group
  • July 3, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
Y-Generation Culture Center
The architects of Wowhaus have finished the construction of the Innovation and Culture Center in the city of Kaluga. In spite of the fact that in the course of the design process the functional program of the building kept changing as fast as innovations grow obsolete these days, the architects were still able to cope with the situation turning the project into a closely-knit hub of various cultural and sports scenarios with a flexible set of features.
WOWHAUS
  • June 29, 2017
  • Elena Petukhova Julia Tarabarina
Interview
Aleksey Ginsburg: “You cannot just go ahead and renovate the Narkomfin Building”
The founder and CEO of Ginsburg Architects shares about the details of the plan for renovating the Narkomfin Building (which is about to begin), about the unique system of engineering lines that Moisey Ginsburg proposed for this building, about the necessity of extra survey of the place, and about the project of organizing the building’s adjacent territory that providers for lowering of the driveway level.
Ginzburg Architects
​At the Edge of Time
“Eugene Gerasimov and Partners” has designed one of the lots of the first stage of “ZilArt” residential complex. The residential building with a confined space of the inner yard turned out to be quite cheerful-looking but against the background of its neighbors it looks pretty traditional – living exactly up to its function.
  • June 16, 2017
​Julius Borisov: “The next generation will change their apartments like gadgets”
At the panel discussion “For whom and how do we build our housing projects?” held within the framework of the urban forum named “Sreda dlya Zhizni” (translated as “Living Environment”), the head of UNK Project spoke about how the housing will look for “Generation Z”. We asked Julius Borisov to share in more detail about how in his opinion the criteria of evaluating the quality of housing and the architect’s work will change in the future.
UNK project
  • June 9, 2017
​Hotel at the Palm Island
The house that Karen Saprichyan designed at the man-made island in Dubai boasts all the features of a luxury resort, at the same time remaining quite an urban one, retaining its elegance, and demonstrating the author’s response to the context, both cultural and seaside type.
GrandProektCity
  • June 8, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
Interview
Blank Architects: “No excuses apart from architecture”
Created by foreign architects in Russia, this architectural company is perceived by the outside world as “Moscow-based”. Blank Architects makes democratic decisions and sees its mission as making “responsible architecture”, even if it is sometimes at odds with the Russian construction rules and regulations. The company also values creativity, allows for no excuses, and is interested in everything that can influence its projects one way or another.
Blank Architects
  • June 5, 2017
​A High Line Complex
Boasting a unique set of features interconnected in a sophisticated way, this complex consists of ten different units. The Saint Petersburg architectural company A.Len designed it for Voronezh on the basis of the soviet sports center “Energiya”.
​Jurassic Polytechnic Park
Lots of bridges, an amphitheater, and relaying of secret engineering lines: a story about how the architects of Wowhaus revised the concept of organizing the territory of the Polytechnic Museum proposed in 2011 by Jun’ya Ishigami.
WOWHAUS
  • February 9, 2017
Impromptu Speech on a Given Topic
Rigorous prescriptions of the customer’s corporate style did not stop T+T Architects from coming up with individual solutions for the Moscow office of the French company Orange Business Services.
Т+Т Architects
​A Fountain Town
“Atrium” Architects’ housing project on the Novoalekseevskaya Street in Moscow combines old XIX century buildings, futuristic architecture, and the principles of a comfortable city.
ATRIUM
  • January 20, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
Interview
Evgeny Gerasimov: we are interested in designing for Saint Petersburg
In this article, we are speaking to the architect on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the bureau “Evgeny Gerasimov and Partners”: about the lineup of his studio, about the diversity of tasks that his company handles, about the specifics of its working processes, about partnership with Sergey Tchoban, and about the soviet and post-soviet architecture.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
  • December 26, 2016
​Drawing Life
The exhibition "Architects Drawing Life" features the works of three young architects of "Group ABV" and reflect their interests and hobbies.
  • January 17, 2017
​An Ice Fairy Tale
A new building of the sports complex belonging to Saint-Petersburg’s SKA club has been designed by a team of architects on the basis of a concept that won an open competition.
A-Len
Tricolor on the Neva River
Last year, in Saint-Petersburg, at Obukhovskoy Oborony Prospect 120, was completed the construction of the All-Russian Research Institute for Radio Equipment (OAO “VNIIRA”) which is part of OOO “Contsern PVO Almaz Antei”. The project was designed by “Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architects” and “Studio 44”.
Next to Foster
About the project of a villa community and a winery in the city of Yalta – built by Sergey Tsytsin architects.
Sergey Tsytsin’s studio
​Living Next to Lyceum
This housing project, boasting a water channel, a landscaped park of its own, and the proximity to the renovated “Imperial Steam Engine Shed”, is one of the three finalists of the competition organized by the client.
Arkhstroydesign ASD
Object
Moscow-Berlin
The club house Gorokhovsky’12 is a vivid example of a laconic and integral, although by no means minimalist or scarce, architectural solution that its author considers to be slightly Berlin-ish. The injection was a success because there is a fair share of Moscow in this house as well.
ADM
House Turned Inside Out
In Moscow Area, Roman Leonidov designed a private residence called Hampton House, the insides of which echo its outer shell and continue it, thus making the architecture of the house not only laconic but also integral - in full accordance with the principles set by the gurus of modernism.
Object
Five Towers
Pristine lines of the façade grid on the outside and picturesque drawings by Sergey Tchoban on the inside: the housing project "Vodny" – designed by SPEECH.
SPEECH
Mercury Planet
The Moscow-area town of Zheleznodorozhny is going to get a new shopping center designed by "Arkhstroidesign". For Aleksey Ivanov, this is already his second attempt to get his project implemented on this land site.
Perpendicular Reality
The giant complex of Moscow City that appeared on the map of Moscow a few years ago makes one wonder about a lot of various aspects of architectural typology of high-rise buildings. The phenomenon of a "vertical city" and solutions proportionate to it were discussed in our conversation with Sergey Estrin – the author of a whole number of bright projects of public and residential interiors in Moscow's high-rises.
An Imposing Addition
Grouped together to form an architectural ensemble of the medical center of the 1980's - 2000's, several hospital buildings maintain a contextual connection with the surrounding volumes, at the same time suggesting a much more integral and laconic solution.
Studio 44
  • September 7, 2016
Meander with a Metallic Glitter
The multifunctional project of "Danilov Plaza" - built by SPEECH Architects on the Novodanilovskaya Embankment in Moscow
SPEECH
  • September 1, 2016
  • Nina Frolova
Framework in Space
Developed by "Studio 44", the project of a judo school is based on the opposition of the modernist principle of point support and the openness of deconstruction - with their sources lying in the traditional Japanese architecture. A fair share of abstraction helps to add some stylistic discourse to the necessary level of generalization.
Studio 44
  • August 29, 2016
  • Julia Tarabarina
Shakespeare's Shelter
An interview with the winner of "Home for Shakespeare" contest, an architect of Wowhaus, Esbergen Sabitov, and the company leader Oleg Shapiro about how a tower became a home for the famous playwright.
WOWHAUS
  • August 22, 2016