​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.
Creative Union ‘Reserve’
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • June 2, 2020
​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.
  • May 19, 2020
  • Lara Kopylova
​Breakwater
In the Istra district of Moscow metropolitan area, the tandem of 4izmerenie and ARS-ST designed a sports complex – a monovolume that has the shape of a chamfered parallelepiped with a pointed “nose” like a ship’s bow.
  • May 18, 2020
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
Обзоры
​Cape of Good Hope
In this issue, we are showing all the seven projects that participated in a closed-door competition to create a concept for the headquarters of Gazprom Neft, as well as provide expert opinions on those projects.
Nikken Sekkei, Sergey Skuratov architects, ABD architects, , UNStudio, Valode & Pistre, MVRDV
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
  • May 13, 2020
​Stairway to Heaven
The project of a hotel in the settlement of Yantarny is an example of a new recreational complex typology, and a new format that unites the hotel, the business, and the cultural functions. All of this is complemented by 100% integration with nature.
  • May 14, 2020
  • Alla Pavlikova
​Waves of Sound
The conceptual design of a music school: proximity to an Alvar Aalto building, expressive organics, and an attempt to draw public attention to a “low-profile” competition.
  • April 23, 2020
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​The Outer Space
Honoring the 300th anniversary of the Kuznetsk coal fields in 2021, a new passenger terminal of the Aleksey Leonov Airport in the city of Kemerovo will be built, designed by GK Spectrum and ASADOV Architectural Bureau.
ASADOV architects,
  • April 21, 2020
  • Alla Pavlikova
​The Pivot of Narkomfin Building
Ginzburg Architects finished the restoration of the Narkomfin Building’s laundry unit – one of the most important elements of the famous monument of Soviet avant-garde architecture.
Ginzburg Architects
  • April 17, 2020
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
Object
​Freedom Factory
The housing complex “Respublika” is so large that it can be arguably called a micro-town, yet, at the same time, it easily overcomes most of the problems that usually arise with mass housing construction. How could Archimatika achieve that? We are examining that on the example of the first stage of the complex.
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
  • April 13, 2020
​Wicker Vitality
Next to the Dubrovka metro station, ADM has designed a Vitality housing complex with a polychrome mixture of Klinker brick on its ridged facades.
  • April 16, 2020
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
​The Flowing Lines
The five houses of the “Svoboda” block belonging to the “Simvol” residential complex present a vivid example of all-rounded work performed by the architects on an integral fragment of the city, which became the embodiment of the approach to architecture that hitherto was not to be seen anywhere in Moscow: everything is subjected to the flow of lines – something like a stream, enhanced by the powerful pattern of the facades akin to “super-graphics”.
  • April 8, 2020
  • Julia Tarabarina
​A City by the Water
The concept of a large-scale housing development at the edge of Voronezh, near the city reservoir, or “the sea”, as it is locally called, uses the waterside height difference to create a sophisticated public space, paying a lot of attention to the distribution of masses that determine the look of the future complex if viewed from the opposite bank of the river.
  • April 6, 2020
  • Julia Tarabarina
A Journey to the Country of Art Deco
The “Little France” residential complex on the 20th line of the Vasilyevsky Island presents an interesting make-believe dialogue between its architect, Stepan Liphart, the architect of the New Hermitage, masters of the Silver Age, and Soviet Art Deco, about interesting professional topics, such as a house with a courtyard in the historical center of Saint Petersburg, and the balance between the wall and the stained glass in the architectonics of the facade. Here are the results of this make-believe conversation.
Liphart Architects, A-Architects
  • April 3, 2020
  • Lara Kopylova
​A House in a Port
This housing complex on the Dvinskaya Street is the first case of modern architecture on the Gutuevsky Island. The architectural bureau “A-Len” thoroughly explores the context and creates a landmark for further transformations of this area of Saint Petersburg.
A-Len
  • April 2, 2020
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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.
​Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architectural Studio
  • March 30, 2020
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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.
  • March 17, 2020
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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, 2020
​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, 2020
  • 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, 2020
  • 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, 2020
  • 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, 2020
  • Lara Kopylova
​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’
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • January 27, 2020
​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, 2020
  • Lara Kopylova
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
  • Lara Kopylova
Object
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
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • December 26, 2019
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.
  • December 23, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​Evgeny Podgornov: “You need to make your projects visible”
The leader of Saint-Petersburg’s architectural company Intercolumnium explains why his company’s portfolio includes projects ranging from hi-tech to historicism, discourses upon high-rise landmarks, about the clients, and about the sources of the drive that the city needs.
  • December 20, 2019
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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
  • December 18, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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
  • December 16, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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
  • Lara Kopylova
​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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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
  • December 5, 2019
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
​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
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • December 4, 2019
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
  • Lara Kopylova
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
  • Lara Kopylova
​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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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.
  • November 20, 2019
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
​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
Object
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
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
  • November 15, 2019
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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova