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”.
  • November 1, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
  • 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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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.
  • October 7, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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
  • Lara Kopylova
​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
  • 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, ABD architects, Pride, Nikken Sekkei, Archea Associati
  • September 12, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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
  • Angelina Utter
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.
  • September 4, 2019
  • Darya Gorelova
​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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​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
  • Lara Kopylova
​In Search of Style
Looking for an answer to the eternal question about what Saint Petersburg style is about, Studio 44 combined contextual allusions, modern paraphrase of the northern neoclassical architecture, and an alternative approach to the city block construction. The result is large-scale and integral.
Studio 44
  • Elena Petukhova
  • August 1, 2019
Designing the house on the Serpukhovskoy Val street, quite small by the modern Moscow standards, Aleksey Ginzburg skillfully inscribed his creation into the perimeter of the Khavsko-Shabolovsky residential area, at the same time accentuating the difference between the new house and the surrounding Soviet buildings with a wave-like cut of the roof.
  • August 6, 2019
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
The Periscope Principle
Yuliy Borisov found a nontrivial image that turned a rank-and-file “crate” project of the Palace of Martial Arts in Luzhniki into an iconic building, glittering and modern, yet endowed with contextual allusions and capable of active interaction with people and the surrounding territory.
  • July 30, 2019
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
​A Depot of Postindustrial Life
This project of renovating a derelict depot building is all about the architects’ keen attention to detail and emotional “texture” of the public spaces, diversity of functional content, and romantic interpretation of the idea of a ruin that turns into an extra scenario of the project.
Т+Т Architects
  • July 29, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​The Warm Glow
Neatly inscribed into a “sleeping belt” residential area of Saint Petersburg, this riverside hotel at the same time claims the status of a landmark that gives this place a taste of reserved yet nonetheless sophisticated architecture.
​Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architectural Studio
  • July 22, 2019
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​Mission Anadyr
The project of turning a derelict garage building in the remote city of Anadyr into an all-year-round youth center is based on the research done by the agency for strategic development “Center”, interviewing local young people, and studying Anadyr’s city center. The architectural concept was developed by MAParchitects, and is expected to be implemented within a year.
  • July 19, 2019
  • Darya Gorelova
​Igor Yavein. The Architect of Traffic Flows
Oleg and Nikita Yavein created a website about their father, Igor Yavein: it contains the full archive of the projects designed by this master of avant-garde, the founder of the transportation hub theory that anticipated its time by decades, and the author of the book about the architecture of traffic flows that is still relevant today.
Studio 44
  • July 15, 2019
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
​The Amplitude of a Silhouette
Saint Petersburg’s A.Len has designed for Ekaterinburg a new housing complex inspired by the Ural rocks and megaliths. Still another peculiar feature of this complex is the fact that its territory is constrained by the complex’s podium.
  • July 8, 2019
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​The Infinity Sign
In this issue, we are giving a more detailed coverage of the project that won in the “Gorizont” (“Horizon”) competition devoted to designing a campus situated on the roof of the most noticeable building of Saint Petersburg’s Sevkabel Factory overlooking the river. The landmark shape with a multitude of versions and interpretations is surrounded by a highly developed public space – what more can a modern man ask for?
DNK Architectural Group
  • July 1, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​The Factory Formula
Designed by Alexandra Kuzmina, Ilia Mashkov, and Andrey Kolpikov, this house within ZILART residential complex seems to solve the eternal struggle of vertical versus horizontal, bringing the controversy to a minimum. The house is reminiscent of this factory’s golden age of the 1930’s.
  • Lara Kopylova Julia Tarabarina
  • June 24, 2019
​Vladimir Ginzburg
With this article, we are opening up a new section – reminiscences about the architects whose works became milestones in the history of Soviet and Russian architecture of the XX century. Vladimir Ginzburg, the architect who designed the Cinema Center on Krasnaya Presnya and the Engineering Building of the Moscow Metro on the Mira Avenue.
  • June 26, 2019
  • Lara Kopylova
​Part of the Urban Kaleidoscope
This is how you can best describe the hotel building on the Dubininskaya Street. Its architecture is anything but conspicuous – one could even say that it’s making a parade of its unpretentiousness. Upon closer examination, however, interesting details begin to come up.
  • June 21, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
Alexander Poroshkin: “Our motto is to work for the good of people”
The leader of MAParchitects, a company that recently scored victories in four large-scale international competitions, Alexander Poroshkin, shares about his winning strategy, how to form friendly – aka professional – ties, how to organize working in a team with regard to your colleagues’ psychologies, and how to involve your clients into your creative game, at the same time learning from them.
  • Lara Kopylova
  • June 19, 2019
Faster, Higher, Stronger
The housing complex “You and Me” develops the aesthetic features of the previous high-rise complexes designed by Bureau of Architecture GREN., the architects placing their bets on two recreational scenarios: sports and nature.
  • June 20, 2019
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​A Faraway Cliff
The project of Vels Landscape Hotel for creative people, situated in the north of the Perm Territory on the Vishera River, amidst forests and mountains, is part of a tourist route proposed by the architects.
  • June 13, 2019
  • Darya Gorelova
Basmanny ​Manhattan
​Designed by City Arch, the city block on Moscow’s Malaya Pochtovaya Street, with its red-brick high-rises, terraces and penthouses, looks a little bit like Tribeca and other places in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The architecture of the complex explores a high potential of this university area and brings extra benefits to its residents.
  • June 11, 2019
  • Lara Kopylova
​Theater Town
The second stage of Boris Eifman Dance Academy is constructed around a theater building, its space “spinning” around the architectural scenery of the “little town” of the atrium. The result looks like a Russian Matryoshka doll: a theater within a city, and then a little town within a theater, all of this forming a dance school – a very effective way of organizing the space.
Studio 44
  • Alyona Kuznetsova Julia Tarabarina
  • June 5, 2019
​Tower in a City
The high-end residential complex in the Elektrichesky Lane: historical background and details.
  • June 7, 2019
  • Seraphima Lvovskaya
​Saving the Woodwork: Saint Petersburg
Studio 44 has developed a concept of preserving the monuments of wooden architecture of Saint Petersburg. What is particularly interesting about this project is the method of determining the value of buildings, as well as a parametric model that vividly shows which buildings must be saved on a first-priority basis.
Studio 44
  • May 30, 2019
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​Embattled Terraces
The concept of reconstructing the former dye-house of the Tsindel factory into laboratories of “Mosavtosteklo” plant preserves and at the same time refreshes the building of the early XX century with a very interesting solution for the silhouette of its top floor.
  • May 29, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
The Contemplator
There is a house in one of the Moscow area villa communities that is strikingly different from its neighbors; the architects lovingly call this house a “spring”, and for a good reason: it is indeed “coiled” and “twisted” in such an interesting volumetric knot that it is fun to be both inside and outside of it.
  • May 23, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​Hailstorm in Sun City
The park GRAD (the Russian for “hailstorm” and the Old Russian for “town” – translator’s note), situated next to a namesake shopping mall in Voronezh, is a park of a new type with natural and architectural elements, existing in the stream of leisure time economics.
ATOM ga,
  • May 21, 2019
  • Lara Kopylova
​The Brodsky Planet
In Zurich, the exhibition "Planetarium", is coming to an end displaying works by Oleg Kudryashov and Peter Märkli, the exhibition space having been designed by Alexander Brodsky and Maria Kremer. The exhibition also features a replica of the “Vodka Ceremonies Pavilion” created by Anton Gorlenko from photos by Yuri Palmin.
  • May 15, 2019
Enter Varangian
A new project that is now being built next to the Chernyakhovsk cognac distillery falls in with the method proposed by TOTEMENT / PAPER in its project of the Cognac Museum, and continues its narrative. Meet and greet a new character in the compelling distillery saga.
  • May 14, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
​Wings of Spring
The housing complex situated on the border of the Polyustrovsky Park is all about its advantageous proximity to the forest land within the city boundaries. This proximity is also addressed on the imagery level: the houses look like an abstract pixel carpet that puts one in the mind of a spring forest.
  • May 13, 2019
  • Darya Gorelova
​A Habitable Galaxy
APEX has headed the project of a large-scale residential complex in the north of Moscow, in which modern housing construction methods are combined with thought-out planning solutions, a recognizable image and an original landscaping concept.
APEX Project Bureau, Ostozhenka Bureau, Creative Union ‘Reserve’
  • Elena Petukhova
  • April 29, 2019
​Dance of Verticals
The concept of the housing complex named LVIII is all about graceful inclusion of towers into the historical part of the city, as well as organizing an orderly and at the same time intriguing rhythm of volumes. Essentially, this is an image of a city growing upwards step by step.
  • April 15, 2019
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
​The Pleated House
Designed by Aleksey Medvedev, the apartment complex on the Franko Street takes on the role of an urban planning highlight without going beyond the limits of a reserved minimalist form. One of its peculiar features is a staircase with a zigzagged ramp, still a rare sight in Moscow.
  • April 11, 2019
  • Julia Tarabarina
Sports and Organics
The smoothly flowing façade outlines of the Mercure Hotel in the center of Saransk, designed, among other things, to accommodate for sports teams, became the result of long discussions and searching for the right form, originally based on the architects’ desire to reinterpret the Mordovia national motifs.
  • April 10, 2019
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
Going West
For the project of a large urban area in Kaliningrad, Asadov architects proposed a few original solutions that change one’s idea of modern housing construction and comfortable city environment.
ASADOV architects
  • April 8, 2019
  • Elena Petukhova
​A Town Within a Suburb
The construction of the first stage of “Novokraskovo” housing complex has been completed. Two city blocks set quite a different rhythm to the surrounding territory of the settlement: the new complex comes in larger increments, yet at the same time it is more flexible and diverse – of the true urban type.
Ostozhenka Bureau
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • March 25, 2019
When North Meets South
The apartment hotel “Europe” is an example of a housing project designed in a reserved Scandinavian style with an inclusion of nostalgic monumental techniques of the sixties and southern terraces.
  • March 26, 2019
  • Oleg Guichar
​New Generation School
How does a school that has no room for boredom look like? This question was answered by UNK project in their project (no pun intended) of the educational complex to be built in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, which got a name of “Neskuchnaya Shkola” (“Boredom-free School”).
  • March 19, 2019