​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.
Company:, 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.
  • 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
  • Lara Kopylova
  • February 21, 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
​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.
  • January 27, 2020
  • Julia Tarabarina
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.
  • 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
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, Archstruktura
  • December 26, 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.
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
  • December 20, 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
​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.
  • 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
​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
​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.
  • December 5, 2019
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia
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.
  • 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.
  • November 19, 2019
  • Darya Gorelova
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.
  • 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
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.
  • 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.
  • July 15, 2019
  • Natalia Koriakovskaia