​Balance of Infill Development
Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architectural Studio is designing a house that inadvertently prevails over the surrounding buildings, yet still tries to peacefully coexist with the surrounding environment, taking it to a next level.
  • March 30
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​Big Little Victory
In a small-sized school located in Domodedovo in Moscow metropolitan area, ASADOV_ architects did a skillful job of tackling the constraints presented by the modest budget and strict spatial limitations – they designed sunlit classrooms, comfortable lounges, and even a multi-height atrium with an amphitheater, which became the center of school life.
ASADOV architects
  • March 13
​The Precious Space
Evolution Design and T+T Architects reported about the completion of the interior design project of Sberbank headquarters on the Kutuzovsky Avenue. In the center of the atrium, hovers the “Diamant” meeting room; everything looks like a chest full of treasures, including the ones of a hi-tech kind.
​The Social Biology of Landscape
The list of new typologies of public spaces and public projects has been expanded yet again — thanks to Wowhaus. This time around, this company came up with a groundbreaking by Russian standards approach to creating a place where people and animals can communicate.
WOWHAUS
  • March 6
  • Elena Petukhova
​Watched by the Angels from up Above
Held in the General Staff building of the Hermitage Museum, the anniversary exhibition of “Studio 44” is ambitious and diverse. The exhibition was designed to give a comprehensive showcase of the company’s architecture in a whole number of ways: through video, models, drawings, installations, and finally, through a real-life project, the Enfilade, which the exhibition opens up, intensifies, and makes work the way it was originally intended.
Studio 44, Vitruvio and Sons
  • March 4
  • Julia Tarabarina
​A New Version of the Old City
The house at Malaya Ordynka, 19, fits in perfectly with the lineup of the street, looking even as if it straightened the street up a little, setting a new tone for it – a tone of texture, glitter, “sunny” warmth, and, at the same time, reserved balance of everything that makes the architecture of an expensive modern house.
ADM
  • March 3
  • Julia Tarabarina
Stepan Liphart: “Standing your ground is the right thing to do”
A descendant of German industrialists, “Jophan’s son”, and an architect, speaks about how studying architectural orders tempers one’s character, and how a team of just a few people can design grand-scale housing projects to be built in the center of Saint Petersburg. Also: Santa Claus appearing in a Stalin high-rise, an arch portal to the outer space, mannerism painting, and the palaces of Paris – all covered in an interview with Stepan Liphart.
Liphart Architects
  • February 21
​The Ring on the Saisara Lake
The building of the Philharmonic Hall and the Theater of Yakut Epos, standing on the shore of the sacred lake, is inscribed into an epic circle and contains three volumes, reminiscent of the traditional national housing. The roof is akin to the Alaas – a Yakut village standing around a lake. In spite of its rich conceptual agenda, the project remains volumetrically abstract, and keeps up a light form, making the most of its transparency, multiple layers, and reflections.
Creative Union ‘Reserve’
​Honey and Copper
In the Moscow area, the architect Roman Leonidov designed the “Cool House” residence, very much in the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright, spreading it parallel to the ground, and accentuating the horizontal lines in it. The color composition is based on juxtaposition of warm wood of a honey hue and cold copper blue.
  • February 18
Architecture of Evanescence
On the Vernadskogo Avenue, next to the metro station, appeared a high-rise landmark that transformed the entire area: designed by UNK Project, the “Academic” business center uncovered, in the form of its architecture, the meanings of the local place names.
  • January 23, 2020
The Theater and Music Circles
The contest-winning ambitious grand-scale project of the main theater and concert complex of the Moscow area includes three auditoriums, a yard – a public area – a higher school of music, and a few hotels. It promises to become a high-profile center for the classical music festivals on a national scale.
4izmerenie
  • January 21, 2020
  • Julia Tarabarina
​The Line of a Hardened Breakthrough
Designed by Stepan Liphart, the housing complex “Renaissance” continues the line of the historical center of Saint Petersburg, reinterpreting the Leningrad Art Deco and the neoclassical architecture of the 1930-50’s in reference to the civilization challenges posed by our century.
Liphart Architects
  • December 27, 2019
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The Regeneration Experience
The housing project “Metsenat”, which occupies the area next to the Resurrection Church in Moscow’s Kadashi, has a long and complicated history, full of protests, victories, and hopes. Now the project is complete: the architects were able to keep the views, the scale, and a few historical buildings; we can examine the end result now. The project was developed by Ilia Utkin.
U-Studio
The Terraces of the Crystal Cape
Proposed by Nikita Yavein, the concept of a museum, educational, and memorial complex to be built in the city of Sevastopol avoids straightforward accents and over-the-top dramatics, interpreting the history of this place along with the specifics of its landscape, and joining the public space of the operated stairway and amphitheaters with an imposing monument.
​A New Unit
The housing city block within an IT park: Archimatika is combining innovative technologies with a human-friendly scale, and a cozy environment.
  • December 19, 2019
​Next to the Theater
On the Zemlyanoi Val Street, left of the entrance to the automotive tunnel underneath the Taganskaya Square, in front of the Taganka Theater, and next to the side end of Chocolate housing complex, the eight-story Novotel building, designed by Pavel Andreev, is being completed.
GRAN
​The Merging Method
A version of modern contextualism: textured and ornamental architecture, reservedly classical, yet not belonging to any specific style. T+T Architects used this modern approach for delicate work in the historical center of Ekaterinburg.
Т+Т Architects
​Heaven Gets Closer
In their “Sportpark” project in Moscow’s Tushino, ASADOV architects joined together swimming pools, a skating rink, gyms, and tennis courts under a single “sky” of a giant pergola made from glued wooden structures, creating a convincing image of eco architecture.
ASADOV architects
  • December 9, 2019
​Waves of Grain
“Platov” is one of the Russian airports of the new type. It is terminally functional because it provides for the future development of technologies and possible expansion, yet at the same time it is endowed with a universal image and is full of little cozy details.
Twelve architects
  • December 6, 2019
​Nagatino: Four Stories
The project of developing the western part of the Nagatinsky Peninsula was developed and readjusted by Ginzburg Architects four times; the company would superimpose, layer by layer, one concept after another, forming a unique case of urban development. In this article, we are bringing to your attention all the four of them, starting from the company’s collaboration with William Alsop.
Ginzburg Architects
​A Bright Proposal
The concept of developing Districts 7 and 8 in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk continues the work that started as a concept for the entire city, which was also developed by Ostozhenka architects. One can only be amazed at how smoothly the work process is flowing, and how bright the result looks.
Ostozhenka Bureau
Under the Awning
Designing “Usadba Zavidnoe” residence near Moscow, the architect Roman Leonidov also used some motifs of public buildings, giving a high-tech twist to his creation.
  • December 3, 2019
Under the Canopy of Pope of Rome
Mezonproekt has built a new studio for the renowned sculptor Zurab Tsereteli inside the yard of the house on the Pyatnitskaya Street, across from the Church of Clement, Pope of Rome. Soft eco-modernism met some Art Deco features.
  • December 2, 2019
​Exquisite and Simple
A curious mix of oriental architecture and Leningrad town planning principles: Evgeny Gerasimov and Partners again raised the bar for the mass housing construction.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
  • November 28, 2019
​On the Path of Emotion
Two young architects of OSAArchitects are sharing about their first experience of doing an independent project and about the creative method that they developed.
OSAArchitects
  • November 21, 2019
​The Stereo World of Engineer Shukhov
Until January 19, the Museum of Architecture will host the retrospective exhibition featuring the legacy of the outstanding engineer Vladimir Shukhov – a symbiosis of tremendous research work and beautiful artistic metaphor created by ASSE Architects.
​A Logo Proposal
Karen Saprichyan proposed for the headquarters of the Russian Railways, which unveiled plans for the construction thereof on the territory of the Rizhsky freight terminal, three skyscrapers bearing the three letters of the company’s logo.
GrandProektCity
  • November 19, 2019
  • Darya Gorelova
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A Third Scale
On a challenging land site located in the Moscow area, Studio 44 designed the second stage of the Evgeny Primakov Gymnasium – a school with a powerful democratic message and architecture in the spirit of Italian rationalism.
Studio 44
Curves of the Dunes
The apartment complex built in the city of Sestroretsk boasts curvilinear forms and highly developed infrastructure, which makes it possible to describe this place as a “health park” or a dacha of a new type.
  • November 14, 2019
Subtle Play
The high-end residential complex in the Bolshoi Kozikhinsky Lane is an example of an architectural conversation about the methods and sources of stylization, merging with the modern architectural trends. Now add to this a bright highlight inspired by the work by Leo Bakst for “Diaghilev Seasons”.
GRAN
  • November 1, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
Object
​A Conspicuous House
The Art View House, standing on a “postcard” location next to the Moika River and the Kryukov Channel is yet another neoclassical experiment made by “Evgeny Gerasimov and Partners”, as well as a neat completion of the architectural panorama in the center of the city.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
  • October 9, 2019
Books and Gardens
A-Len and KCAP Architects&Planners designed for Voronezh a housing complex, inspired by Ivan Bunin and the landscapes of the central part of Russia. The result looks modern and fresh.
  • October 22, 2019
​The Inland City
These two buildings standing on the territory of the former Rassvet factory present an example of the architects’ delicate work with the context, form, and, above all, the inner structure of the apartment building that has arguably become a unique one for the modern Moscow. The complex is already known to a certain extent in the professional community. Below we are examining it in detail.
​An Outgoing Introvert
Designing and building in Moscow area’s Lyublino a fitness club called La Salute (which translates as “health” from the Italian), ASADOV architects did make the life of this area healthier by bringing designer architecture and new useful functions into the standard environment. The dramatic tectonics of the building empathize its sporty intentions.
ASADOV architects
  • September 30, 2019
​A Futuristic Network
A highway bridge as a place for recreation and contemplation; a network of pedestrian arteries and capillaries full of greenery, also meant for locomotion and communication, and a network of “smart devices” meant to help people – all of this is combined in the project called “Linked City”.
Nikken Sekkei, UNK project
  • September 13, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
Mega-Smart City
In this issue, we are covering the results of the competition for the architectural and town planning concept of “Rublevo-Arkhangelskoe”, which was once supposed to be turned into a “city of millionaires”. The competition took place in the fall of 2018, with three teams winning: Archea Associatii, Nikken Sekkei, and Zaha Hadid Architects, each one in collaboration with their respective Russian partner – ABD architects, UNK project, and TPO Pride Architects.
Zaha Hadid Architects, UNK project, ABD architects, Pride, Nikken Sekkei, Archea Associati
​Extreme with Comfort
In Yakutia, they announced the results of the competition for the project of the tourist cluster in the settlement of Oymyakon. The victory was won by a consortium headed by ASADOV Architects. In this issue, we are sharing about their project and cover the works by the other prize-winning teams.
ASADOV architects, , MLA+, , design :: unit
  • September 5, 2019
A-Len: Smart and Sporty
Last year, A-Len completed the construction of a sports center in Sochi; it became yet another project on the list of this company’s experiments with designing various sports facilities. Below we are presenting an overview of sports facilities designed and built by A-Len.
A-Len
​New York in Itself
Archimatika has presented the first project that it did for Manhattan, in which the company fully implemented all of its PRO-housing principles. The premium class residential complex with expressive architecture is designed in such a way that its residents will feel secure, yet by no means isolated.
  • August 26, 2019
​The Path to Diversity
A strict hierarchy of the arrangement of residential buildings and an abundance of interesting details of façade decoration are the two main features of the RiverSky housing project situated at the bend of the Moskva River – designed by GREN.
Bureau of Architecture GREN.
  • August 19, 2019
​Not Like the Rest
Roman Leonidov and Pavel Sorokovov have built in the Moscow area an avant-garde house that at the same time has a “pre-Revolutuon” name of “Osobnyak Danilova” (“Danilov Mansion”). In the typical classical environment, such a designer mansion is a sure way to emphasize one’s being different from the others.
Studio of Roman Leonidov
  • August 13, 2019