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​Beyond Brand Book
In Saint Petersburg opened one of the largest Mercedes dealerships in the northwest region of Russia. “A.Len” was able to find new dramatic architectural and engineering solutions that match the company’s image and the superb quality, dependability and elegance traditionally associated with it.
A-Len
​Athletic Load
Working with the Match Point housing complex, ABV Group, headed by Nikita Biryukov, was able to neatly “pack” a considerable amount of floor space, distributing the height of the complex and its imagery among the main functions: a sports arena, a residential building, and a small office one.
​From Eight to Twenty-Five
The architecture of Kiev’s housing complex “Time” is based on a combination which is popular nowadays: an eight-story podium plus towers –this volumetric intrigue is enhanced with the play of the components of a multilevel yard. In addition, the apartment plans are thought out really well.
What will happen if composition and ideas that constitute the basis of the structure of the formal park of the XVIII century are used for designing a low-rise suburban area? The Tsarskoye Selo interpretation of the suburbia theme – respectful, yet at the same time slightly ironic – can be examined at the example of the plan of a new city block in the town of Pushkin.
Studio 44
​Town on the Roof
A multifunctional complex with apartments, an office center, a shopping gallery, a multilevel parking garage, and a new city square is being built on the basis of the former body shop of the ZIL plant, the largest building of the former automobile plant.
«GC «OLIMPROEKT» Ltd.
Along the Beach
In the city of Gelendzhik, “Ginsburg Architects” have designed a house over 250 meters long, making it at the same time visually discrete and putting an interesting spin on a few volumetric “resort” narratives connected with contemplation, sunbathing, and going for walks.
Ginzburg Architects
​Pencils of Malevich
Ekaterinburg’s high-rise residential complex “Malevich” forms around itself a semblance of a comfortable oasis amidst a harsh industrial city. Viewable from virtually every conceivable angle, the self-sufficient architecture designed by “OSA” was able to tackle all the hereditary problems of this place and make a huge deal of positive difference.
OSAArchitects
  • October 26, 2017
  • Anna Starostina
​On a Skate’s Blade
The concept proposed by Aleksey Ivanov outside of the formal competition for the territory that surrounds the future ice arena is based on the image of the arched trail of a skate – but it operates large-scale masses.
Arkhstroydesign ASD
  • October 25, 2017
A Brilliant Ex-Court
Located on the Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment and known to all Moscow tennis fans, these tennis courts were designed by Skuratov Architects as hidden inside a picturesque park and surrounded by the slabs of residential high-rises.
Sergey Skuratov architects
  • October 9, 2017
​A House That Hovers
As part of the project named “101st km Further Elsewhere”, Pushkin House opened in London a pavilion by Alexander Brodsky. This is Alexander Brodsky’s first work in London.
​Cross Stitch
In their project of “Bolshevik” housing complex, IND architects revised the factory architecture of Oscar Didio and the design code for the renovation of John McAslan in an ornamental key.
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
​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.
TOTEMENT/PAPER
  • 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
​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.
4izmerenie
  • 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
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
​Model Suburbia
The implementation of “Andersen” residential area designed by Arkhitekturium: success and losses
Arhitekturium
  • August 28, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
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​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
​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
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
​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
​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
​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
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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.
WOWHAUS
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
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.
​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
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.
A-Len
  • July 10, 2017
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​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
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.
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.
Interview
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
​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
​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.
UNK project
  • June 9, 2017
​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.
GrandProektCity
  • June 8, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
Interview
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
  • 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”.
​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.
GRAN
  • April 6, 2017