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Six projects competing for the reconstruction of Confectionery and Bakery Factory “Prostor” in the district Cheremushki

Written by:

Translated by:
Anton Mizonov

26 September 2014
Contest Results
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Firm:
Arch Group
DNK Architectural Group
Arkhstroydesign ASD
Mosproekt-2
Object:
The architectural concept for the reconstruction of the Baking Factory «Prostor» in Moscow
Russia, Moscow

Project Team:
Architects: Mikhail Krymov, Alexey Goryainov, Irina Kochuk, Diana Zhegulina

2014 — 2014
The factory is situated at the crossing of Akademika Skryabina and Ferganskaya streets in the south-east of Moscow. The factory was built in 1987 and it now consists of three buildings: the production building, the “domestic” building, and the office-and-academic building. Now it is an unsightly construction a la the 1980’s – the horizontal segmentation, typical for the industrial buildings, in combination with low-quality building materials make up the usual coloring for the outlying districts. The renovation must turn the factory into the architectural centerpiece of the area. Its main feature, however, is the fact that it does not withdraw its enterprise in order to give place to residential facilities and offices – the factory is being modernized instead. In the last few years, it is the first reconstruction without function altering.

On September 25, the judging panel of the competition selected the winners. The first prize is shared by two consortiums “Mosproject-2” and “Progress” – and Alexey Ivanov’s studio “Arkhstroydesign ASD” – working with MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE. So the second place was not assigned to anyone. The third place was awarded to “Arch Group”, the forth place – to DNK Architectural Group, the fifth place – to Polyansky’s  Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design and sixth – to the A2OM + Spectrum duet. The designer has been chosen after some talks with the client.
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First place
“Mosproject-2” and architectural bureau “Progress”.

Pyotr Anurin, Anna Kopeina, Nataljya Mastelerzh, Ivan Sakara, Nata Tatunashvili, Anastasiya Tikhomirova, Polina Filippova

Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»



The authors consider the 80s architecture to be substandard, at the same time respectfully appreciating the strong special-volume construction, the calibrated rhythms of the facades and the recognizable architectural style. The problem, according to the architects, is the low quality of the construction work and materials. All this creates the impression of “fatigue” of the buildings that have lived up to our time with shabby or hastily remodeled facades all covered with ACs, cellular antennas and random signboards.

Thus, the architects suggested no changes in the facades or the buildings themselves. Instead, they decided to bring about the original intentions of their creators – CNIIEP n. a. B.S. Mezentsev.


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»

In the meantime, new volumes will be added to the old buildings. They will be veneered with glass and aluminum (solid structural glazing, divided by vertical aluminum frames at five feet intervals) neatly built in the existing modernistic composition mainly due to the 1980’s proportions. One floor will be added to the “domestic” building. Formed by the late Soviet tessellated panels, the current facades  will be replaced by the new, similar ones, only without any visible joints.

Special attention is paid to the territory development and reorganization. The highest priority is given to common areas. The entrance from the Ferganskaya Street, accentuated by a canopy, leads to a shop, a café on the first floor of the domestic building and to the main factory gangways. The technology and the logistics of the factory work will not be changed. The exits and entrances will remain in the same places, as well as the existing parking lots that are to be planted with trees. The architects have also thought over the illumination and intentionally made it even, without accented spots.


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Mosproject-2» + «Progress»
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Yet another first place 
Alexey Ivanov’s studio “Arkhstroydesign ASD” + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE



Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE

Unlike the authors of the previous project, in this case the architects do not see the factory buildings as bearing a “sensible image”, except for the memory of building culture and typology of that time. That is why they suggest a significant change in the appearance of the buildings, their facades in particular. The basic element of the new facades are fiber-reinforced cement panels (4 ft * 4 ft * 0,3 in) with carved symbols of working processes in the factory buildings. Each block gets its “own” color. There are no panels here – the walls get painted.

The convergence of the factory territory with the surrounding buildings, getting rid of the barriers, has become the main idea of the land improvement. Both the inside part of the factory and the adjacent urban territory will be organized.


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 1st and 2nd places © «Archstroydesign ASD» + MANIPULAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE

 
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Third place
Arch Group



Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 

The office block is turned into a glass tower. The rest buildings are masked behind the new facades. Their texture indicates the confectionery specialization of the factory, in that way or another. The largest façade is made of special fabric with the texture of dough and the fingerprints reminding of the bakers’ manual labor. The semitransparent façade material lets the light easily into the building. From the outside, however, it does not seem transparent at all and creates an illusion of a solid surface. Another façade type is made of a perforated material, reminding the texture of sliced bread. 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 3rd place © "Arch Group" 
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Fourth place
DNK Architectural Group



Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group" 

The domestic block was enlarged by two floors. A bit extended, alike to the “mountain peak”, this angle becomes the spatial landmark – it can be easily seen from the crossroads. In order to unite the factory complex with the city the authors suggest the outside modernized park be broadened up to the crossroads opening up the facades the administrative and domestic buildings and providing direct access to the complex from the Akademika Skryabina Street. The first floors of the blocks are glazed. The main entrance in the domestic block is being shifted closed to the center of the vestibule inside. The entrance to the shop is planned to be made at the end-wall of the administrative building, so that it would lead out to an open space of the parking lot, where the main entrance is.

There will be a park with lanes and platforms between the street and the production building. The enterprise territory is separated from the park with a transparent fence of vertical steel profiles – so that the façade of the production block would be open to the park.


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 4th place © "DNK Architectural Group"
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Fifth place
Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design



Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design

The territory of the factory is being significantly enlarged with outbuildings and superstructures in this project. A baker’s shop is added to the structure of the incoming group. New entrances and parking lots for personnel and visitors are being made. The existing parking lot is being planted with trees. The modernization includes causeways, minor architectural forms and illumination. The authors are also working on a new transit pedestrian path, connecting Akademika Skryabina and Ferganskaya streets.

Perforated metal sheets and structural glass are proposed as the two main materials. The facades are being winterized.


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


Contest project for the reconstruction of the Confectionary and Bakery Factory "Prostor" 5th place © Polyansky Moscow Institute of Art and Architecture Design


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Firm:
Arch Group
DNK Architectural Group
Arkhstroydesign ASD
Mosproekt-2
Object:
The architectural concept for the reconstruction of the Baking Factory «Prostor» in Moscow
Russia, Moscow

Project Team:
Architects: Mikhail Krymov, Alexey Goryainov, Irina Kochuk, Diana Zhegulina

2014 — 2014

26 September 2014

Written by:


Translated by:
Anton Mizonov
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In this article, we are covering the concept of a Central District Clinic for 240 patients, designed by Ginzburg Architects, which won at a competition organized by the Architects Union and the Healthcare Ministry.
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In this issue, we are publishing the concept of a standard clinic designed by UNK Project, which took second place in the competition organized by the Union of Architects of Russia in collaboration with the Healthcare Ministry.
From Foundation to Teaspoon
Based on the taste of their friendly clients, the architects Olga Budennaya and Roman Leonidov designed and built a house in the Moscow metropolitan area playing Art Nouveau. At the same time, they enriched the typology of a private house with modern functions of a garage loft and a children’s art studio.
Continuation and Development
The second “office” stage of Comcity, the most popular business park of the “New Moscow” area, continues the underground street of the already existing part of the complex, responding to its architectural identity.
​The Flying One
Expected to become an analogue of Moscow’s Skolkovo, the project of the High Park campus at Saint Petersburg’s ITMO University, designed by Studio 44, mesmerizes us with its sheer scale and the passion that the architects poured into it. Its core – the academic center – is interpreted as an avant-garde composition inspired by Piazza del Campo with a bell tower; the park is reminiscent of the “rays” of the main streets of Saint Petersburg, and, if watched from a birds-eye view, the whole complex looks like a motherboard with at least four processors on it. The design of the academic building even displays a few features of a sports arena. The project has a lot of meanings and allusions about it; all of them are united by plastique energy that the hadron collider itself could be jealous of.
​The Aperture Effect
For a housing complex built in the town of Pushkino in the Moscow metropolitan area, KPLN Architects designed facades that adjust the stream of light by using the wall geometry.
​A Comfortable City in Itself
The project that we are about to cover is seemingly impossible amidst human anthills, chaotically interspersed with old semi-neglected dachas. Meanwhile, the housing complex built on the Comcity business part does offer a comfortable environment of decent city: not excessively high-rise and moderately private as a version of the perfect modern urbanist solution.
Moving on the Edge
The housing complex “Litsa” (“Faces”) on Moscow’s Khodynka Field is one of the new grand-scale buildings that complement the construction around it. This particular building skillfully tackles the scale, subjugating it to the silhouette and the pattern; it also makes the most of the combination of a challenging land site and formidable square footage requirements, packing a whole number of features within one volume, so the house becomes an analogue of a city. And, to cap it all, it looks like a family that securely protects the children playing in the yard from... well, from everything, really.
Visual Stability Agent
A comparatively small house standing on the border of the Bolshevik Factory combines two diametrically opposite features: expensive materials and decorative character of Art Deco, and a wide-spaced, even somewhat brutal, facade grid that highlights a laminated attic.
The Faraday Cage
The project of the boutique apartment complex in the 1st Truzhenikov Lane is the architects’ attempt to squeeze a considerable volume into a tiny spot of land, at the same time making it look graceful and respectable. What came to their rescue was metal, stone, and curvilinear glass.
Color and Line
The new successful techniques developed by A.Len for designing a kindergarten under budget constraints: the mosaic of irregular windows and working with color.
The Union of Art and Technology
His interest for architecture of the 1930’s is pretty much the guiding star for Stepan Liphart. In his project of the “Amo” house on St. Petersburg’s Vasilyevsky Island, the architect based himself on Moscow Art Deco - aesthetically intricate and decorated in scratch-work technique. As a bonus, he developed the city block typology as an organic structure.
The Countdown
The project that Evgeniy Gerasimov and Partners developed for Moscow’s Leningrad Avenue: the tallest building in the company’s portfolio, continuing the tradition of Moscow’s Stalin architecture.
White Town
In the project that they developed for a southern region of Russia, OSA Architects use multilayered facades that create an image of seaside resort architecture, and, in the vein of the latest trends of today, mix up different social groups that the residents belong to.
​Just a Mirror for the Sun
The house that Sergey Skuratov designed in Nikolovorobinsky Alley is thought out down to the last detail. It adapts three historical facades, interprets a feeling of a complex city, is composed of many layers, and catches plenty of sunlight, from sunrises to sunsets. The architect himself believes that the main role of this house is creating a background for another nearby project of his, Art House in the Tessinsky Alley.
​Part of the Whole
On June 5, the winners of Moscow Architectural Award were announced. The winners list includes the project of a school in Troitsk for 2,100 students, with its own astronomy dome, IT testing ground, museum, and a greenhouse on the roof.
Pedagogical Architecture
Yet another project of a private school, in which Archimatika realizes the concept of aesthetic education and introduces a new tradition: combining Scandinavian and Soviet experience, turning to works of art, and implementing sustainable technologies.
​Rational Arrangement
In this article, we are examining a complex of buildings and interiors of the first stage of the project that has recently become extremely popular – the Kommunarka clinic.
​Parallel Universe
In the “Parallel House” residence that he designed in the Moscow metropolitan area, the architect Roman Leonidov created a dramatic sculptural composition from totally basic shapes – parallelepipeds, whose collision turned into an exciting show.