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A Factorys Path
02.12.2022

Julia Tarabarina. A Factorys Path

Last week, the new center for constructivist studies Zotov hosted its first exhibition named 1922. Constructivism. The Inception. The idea of creating this center belongs to Sergey Tchoban, while the project of the nearest houses and adjusting the building of the bread factory for the new museum function was done by the architect in collaboration with his colleagues from SPEECH. We decided that such a complex project should be examined in its entirety and this is how we came up with this long-read about constructivism on Presnya, conservation, innovation, multilayered approach, and hope.
Refinement No Longer Relevant
31.10.2022

Grigory Revzin. Refinement No Longer Relevant

A few days ago journalists were shown the building of Bread Factory #5, renovated upon the project by Sergey Tchoban. In this issue, we are publishing Grigory Revzins thoughts about this project.
​The Slabs of Bagration
10.10.2022

Julia Tarabarina. ​The Slabs of Bagration

The construction of a new skyscraper designed by SPEECH within the complex of Moscow City has been announced. A keen observer may see in it: Moscow high-rises, Chicago architecture, Malevich architecton, and an attempt of deconstruction of the integral image of the Moscow skyscraper a technique that has been actively employed by the architects in their recent works.
The Logic of Life
13.09.2022

Julia Tarabarina. The Logic of Life

The light installation, designed by Andrey Perlach in the atrium of Moscow's Federation Tower, balances on the edge between a mathematical order of construction and the diversity of perception when viewed from different angles.
Inside Out: Pavilions of Eternity
11.08.2022

Julia Tarabarina. Inside Out: Pavilions of Eternity

The reconstruction of the warehouses of the Spit of Nizhny Novgorod they opened in the beginning of June as concert and exhibition halls became, without exaggeration, the event of the year, both in the field of culture and architecture. Their story seems to us to be extremely attention-worthy from the point of view of discovering, researching, and protecting this monument to engineering thought of the 19th century. At the same time, the solution proposed by Sergey Tchoban on how to adjust and how to expose these structures is as relevant as it is bold and unconventional on the edge of temporary, timeless, and eternal.
​Buyan and the Court Quarter
18.01.2022

​Buyan and the Court Quarter

The news about cancellation of the Tuchkov Buyan park has been stirring the minds of people of St. Petersburg for a week already. In the absence of any verified specific information, we discussed the situation with the architects of the park and the Court Quarter: Nikita Yavein and Evgeny Gerasimov.
The Spinning Vibe
21.10.2021

Julia Tarabarina. The Spinning Vibe

The pavilion designed by Sergey Tchoban for the World EXPO 2020 in Dubai is a bright and integral architectural statement, whose imagery can be traced back to avant-garde graphic experiments by Jacob Chernikhov, but allows for multiple interpretations. The pavilion looks both like a dome temple, a spinning Planet Russia, and the head of a matryoshka doll. Still more interestingly, the core of the exposition is a brain. In this article, we take a closer look at the interpretations and the subtleties of the implementation.
​Sergey Tchoban: I believe its 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 its 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.
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Partner Architects of Archi.ru:

  • Nikita Yavein
  • Stanislav Belykh
  • Tatiana Zulkharneeva
  • Yuliy Borisov
  • Rostislav Zaiser
  • Sergey  Trukhanov
  • Sergey Kouznetsov
  • Natalia Sidorova
  • Alexandra Kuzmina
  • Alexander Asadov
  • Sergei Tchoban
  • Nikita Tokarev
  • Zurab Bassaria
  • Alexandr Samarin
  • Julia  Tryaskina
  • Andrey Asadov
  • Alexander Skokan
  • Rais Baishev
  • Vassily Krapivin
  • Ilya Utkin
  • Sergey Skuratov
  • Daniel  Lorenz
  • Levon Ayrapetov
  • Andrey Gnezdilov
  • Ekaterina Kuznetsova
  • Pavel Andreev
  • Mikhail Kanunnikov
  •  Valery  Lukomsky
  • Alexsey Ginzburg
  • Anton Nadtochiy
  • Katerina Gren
  • Andrey Romanov
  • Valeria Preobrazhenskaya
  • Roman Leonidov
  • Andy Snow
  • Karen  Saprichyan
  • Vera Butko
  • Ilia Mashkov
  • Polina Voevodina
  • Vsevolod Medvedev
  • Natalia Shilova
  • Vladimir Plotkin
  • Nikolai  Milovidov
  • Konstantin Khodnev
  • Igor  Shvartsman
  • Oleg Medinsky
  • Anatoly Stolyarchuk
  • Vladimir Kovalev

Buildings and Projects: New Additions

  • Naberezhnaya Evropy, St. Petersburg
  • Pavilion for Chacha Ceremonies
  • Danilovskaya Manufactory
  • “Replacement” Project
  • Residential complex
  • “Olympic Hall”Business Center
  • Residential complex
  • Residential complex ′Andersen′
  • Sports and residential complex “Olympic village Novogorsk”