Metropolitan Sequence
The housing complex “Tsarskaya Stolitsa” (“Czar’s Capital”) is one of the largest projects of redeveloping former industrial territories in the center of Saint Petersburg. “Evgeny Gerasimov and Partners” was not only able to turn a derelict industrial park into a residential area full of life but also create a thought-out town-planning unit.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
  • October 4, 2017
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​Mental Image
In the context of Russian architecture, the building of repository museum of cognac in the city of Chernyakhovsk is a rare example of a situation when the building’s obliging function and the architects’ creative thinking do not conflict with each other but work together to create well-thought and well-balanced architecture, interesting to all human senses.
  • September 25, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
Where Best Cars Belong
The project of reconstructing the model-making workshop of the ZIL plant into a Mercedes-Benz and Audi dealership is unique even by the standards of the legendary complex. It is planned that the workshop will be restored using the elements of the dismantled building that was erected back in the 1930’s. It will become a part of the “ZIL’s Gate”, viewable from the Third Ring Road. In addition, this building will be the only one that will keep the “automotive” function – at least to some extent.
Kleinewelt Architekten
  • September 14, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​Re-cultivation of the City Center
The project of reorganizing the embankment in the center of Tula helps the city to recover the hundred-year-old complex that has been revised with regard to the principles of modern urban planning.
  • September 11, 2017
  • Alla Pavlikova Julia Tarabarina
​Mirrors and Fir Trees
A new office center will be built in the place of the former antibiotics factory – the architects have a task of preserving a few existing buildings, and, more importantly, the fir trees that were planted here more than half a century ago.
  • September 7, 2017
  • Alla Pavlikova
​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, 2017
  • Lara Kopylova
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, 2017
  • Lara Kopylova
​Model Suburbia
The implementation of “Andersen” residential area designed by Arkhitekturium: success and losses
  • August 28, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​Clothes for an Introvert
This building – sporting a hypnotically glittering façade of an almost ethereal quality – was an attempt to achieve the perfect marriage between a shopping mall and a city street. The mall prevailed; but the very shopping center – the implemented result of the competition organized by the city’s architectural council – is beautiful as it is.
ASADOV architects,
  • Natalya Muradova Julia Tarabarina
  • August 23, 2017
​Lifestyle for Rent
Roman Leonidov architectural bureau has designed a villa community of Daryino-Uspenskoe, whose architectural solutions all but destroy popular stereotypes about life on the Rublevskoe Highway.
  • August 21, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova
Optimally Green
In the Ukrainian city of Lviv, the firm “Archimatika” built the city’s first business center with a BREEAM certificate. Thanks to their ingenious solutions, the architects were able to make the building both aesthetic-looking and energy-efficient and cut down the energy consumption by almost 40%.
  • August 16, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova
​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
  • August 7, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​With a Swedish Accent
To design “Skandinavsky” UP-quarter, FSK “Lider” invited a Swedish architectural firm Semrén & Månsson.
  • August 2, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova Julia Tarabarina
​The Ekaterinburg Forum
In Ekaterinburg, the Dutch firm LEVS architecten has designed a housing complex named “Forum-City” that is meant to turn the wasteland (which remained after the building of the Central Market was torn down) into one of the city’s landmarks.
  • July 27, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova
​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
  • Natalya Muradova
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.
  • Elena Petukhova
  • July 18, 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
  • Natalya Muradova
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.
  • July 17, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​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.
​Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architectural Studio
  • July 13, 2017
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
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.
  • July 10, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova
​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
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • July 3, 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.
  • July 5, 2017
  • Anna Starostina
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.
  • June 29, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova Elena Petukhova Julia Tarabarina
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
  • Natalya Muradova Julia Tarabarina
  • June 26, 2017
​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
  • Natalya Muradova
Vladimir Plotkin: “We wanted to create a free and transparent space”
Monday, June 12, was the last opening day of “Ottepel” (“Thaw”) exhibition at the State Tretyakov Gallery on the Krymsky Val. For Vladimir Plotkin, it became the first experience of designing an exhibition space. We spoke to the architect about the background of this exhibition and its main ideas.
  • June 9, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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.
  • June 9, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova
​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.
  • June 8, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova Julia Tarabarina
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
  • Natalya Muradova
  • 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”.
  • May 15, 2017
  • Elena Petukhova
​Vis-a-vis with a Park
The contest project that the “Gran” firm prepared for the Malaya Trubetskaya Street in Moscow is based on the author’s vision of what a club house may look like amidst dense and high-profile surroundings. The two units are designed as volumetric frames of apartments overlooking the park.
  • April 6, 2017
​Archimatika: it’s time for “sleeping belts” to wake up.
Uniting the imagery and the construction typology of a historical city with the lush vegetation of a “garden town”, Archimatika proposed for a peripheral yet actively developing area of Lviv a fragment of new-type city environment meant to inspire “feelings of a new quality”.
  • February 28, 2017
  • Darya Gorelova
​A Parents’ Dream
Located in the very heart of Kiev’s residential area “Comfort Town”, the complex “Academy of Modern Education” includes a kindergarten, a junior high school, and a dedicated art school. In this project, Archimatika came up with architecture that answers to the high tempo of metropolitan life and addresses many of everyday challenges that modern parents are confronted with.
  • February 22, 2017
  • Anna Starostina
​High-rise Proposal
For the Kiev-based architects Alexander Popov and Dmitry Vasiliev, working with the territory of “Filikrovlya” became the first project they ever did for Moscow. Daringly, yet for a reason, the architects broke the height restrictions.
  • February 17, 2017
  • Anna Starostina
​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.
  • 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
  • February 8, 2017
  • Anna Starostina
​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.
  • January 20, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
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
  • Ivan Kostin
  • 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