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​The Strategy of Transformation
14.07.2021

Julia Tarabarina. ​The Strategy of Transformation

In this article, we are publishing eight projects of reconstructing postwar Modernist buildings that have been implemented by Tchoban Voss Architekten and showcased in the AEDES gallery at the recent Re-Use exhibition. Parallel to that, we are meditating on the demonstrated approaches and the preservation of things that architectural legislation does not require to preserve.
​Sergey Tchoban: “I believe it’s very important to preserve this city as a record of our political and economic history, with all of its contrasts and contradictions”
31.05.2021

Julia Tarabarina. ​Sergey Tchoban: “I believe it’s very important to preserve this city as a record of our political and economic history, with all of its contrasts and contradictions”

Although originally we planned to speak in this interview with Sergey Tchoban about high-rise construction, the conversation turned out to be 70% about meditation on the ways of regenerating the historical city and about the role of the city fabric as the most objective and unbiased historical record. And, as for the towers, which manifest social contrasts and leave a lot of junk when torn down, the conversation was about the expected construction norms and regulations. We took this interview one day before the Lakhta-2 project was announced, and this is why this newsbreak is not commented upon in any way in this article.
The Magic of Rhythm or Ornament as a Theme
24.12.2020

Lara Kopylova. The Magic of Rhythm or Ornament as a Theme

Designed by Sergey Tchoban, the housing complex Veren Place in St. Petersburg is the perfect example of inserting a new building into a historical city, and one the cases of implementing the strategy that the architect presented a few years ago in the book, which he coauthored with Vladimir Sedov, called “30:70. Architecture as a Balance of Forces”.
​Sergey Tchoban: “You need to dress your buildings in the kind of skin that will age predictably and gracefully”
24.12.2020

Lara Kopylova. ​Sergey Tchoban: “You need to dress your buildings in the kind of skin that will age predictably and gracefully”

In this issue, we are speaking to Sergey Tchoban about the principles of modern architecture in the light of his “30:70” theory.
​The Contact
15.10.2020

Julia Tarabarina. ​The Contact

The Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome presents Sergei Tchoban’s exhibition “Imprint of the future. Destiny of Piranesi’s City”. The exhibition includes four etchings, based on Roman architectural views of the XVIII century complemented by futuristic insertions, as well as a lot of drawings that investigate the same topic, at times quite expressively. The exhibition poses questions, but does not seem to give any answers. Since going to Rome is pretty problematic now, let’s at least examine the pictures.
​The City of the Sun
07.10.2020

Julia Tarabarina. ​The City of the Sun

Jointly designed by Sergey Tchoban and Vladimir Plotkin, the VTB Arena Park complex can arguably be considered the perfect experiment on solving the centuries-old controversy between traditional architecture and modernism. The framework of the design code, combined with the creative character of the plastique-based dialogue between the buildings, formed an all-but-perfect fragment of the city fabric.
​Lions on Glass
29.09.2020

Julia Tarabarina. ​Lions on Glass

While reconstructing the facades of Building 4 of Moscow Hospital #23, SPEECH architects applied a technique, already known from Saint Petersburg projects by Sergey Tchoban – cassettes with elements of classical architecture printed on glass. The project was developed gratis, as a help to the hospital.
​Sergey Tchoban: “We place our bets on a polyphonic city”
08.11.2019

Lara Kopylova. ​Sergey Tchoban: “We place our bets on a polyphonic city”

Sergey Tchoban, the curator and the chairman of the jury of the Second Russian Biennale for Young Architects speaks about the rationale of the jury’s decisions, and about two scenarios of developing former industrial parks.
​Icon vs Painting
26.11.2018

Julia Tarabarina. ​Icon vs Painting

The curator of the exhibition “Pilgrimage of Russian Art. From Dionysius to Malevich”, Arkadiy Ippolitov, mixed up works from different centuries, while the design of the exposition, developed by Sergey Tchoban and Agnia Sterligova, helps to arrange these intertwined sophisticated narratives, joining them together with a glow of holiness.
​Sergey Tchoban: “Sports facilities projects are always customized and individual”.
06.09.2018

Julia Tarabarina. ​Sergey Tchoban: “Sports facilities projects are always customized and individual”.

After the completion of FIFA-2018, whose main venue was the reconstructed Luzhniki Stadium, we are speaking to Sergey Tchoban about the specifics of the reconstruction project, as well as about the architect’s attitude towards sports and the subtleties of designing sports facilities.
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Buildings and Projects: New Additions

  • Naberezhnaya Evropy, St. Petersburg
  • Pavilion for Chacha Ceremonies
  • Vander Park residential complex
  • «Danilovskaya Manufactory»
  • “Replacement” Project
  • Residential complex
  • “Olympic Hall”Business Center
  • Residential complex
  • Residential complex ′Andersen′