Object
Non-revolutionary Changes
Designing mass housing residential blocks for the “Brusnika” developers, OSAArchitects created an environment that clearly exceeds the originally proposed housing class, at least by Ekaterinburg standards.
OSAArchitects
  • Marya Snejinskaya
  • December 20, 2017
​Outline of the Market Square
Developed by “Blank Architects”, the renovation project of the “Fifth Avenue” shopping center includes rebranding, broadening of the set of functions and services, as well as giving the building a new façade that will reflect the presence of a farmers market inside on the mall’s top floor.
  • December 28, 2017
  • Alla Pavlikova
​Urban Gardens
In their project of renovating city blocks in the district of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki, the UNK project architects relied upon the principle of similarity, scaling down the compositional and functional patterns that are characteristic for the entire Moscow.
  • December 19, 2017
  • Elena Petukhova
Openwork Experience
The housing project at the Mikhailova Street skillfully uses the benefits of its surroundings to the advantage of its future residents, exploring numerous fashionable trends of today: the façades are meticulously elaborate, and the public spaces are well thought out from the standpoint of both city people and the residents of the complex.
Bureau of Architecture GREN.
  • December 12, 2017
  • Alla Pavlikova Julia Tarabarina
​The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Remodeling the building of the former Sytin printing house on the Pyatnitskaya Street into a modern housing complex, Nikita Biryukov and his team fought a losing battle against the technical specifications – and, instead of the red-brick industrial character of the building, they accentuated the bourgeois nature of the building’s original Art Nouveau style.
ABV Group
  • December 11, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​About Love
The winner of the competition for the best renovation project for the complex of buildings of the “First Exemplary Printing Works” became Kleinewelt Architekten with a project that can arguably be considered a breakthrough to a whole new level of material and emotional comfort.
Kleinewelt Architekten
  • December 11, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​City Block of High Culture
In this issue, we are showcasing the four projects which took part in the competition that was held in the beginning of 2017 and was dedicated to renovating the complex of buildings of the former Sytin printing house into a residential complex.
  • December 11, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
​Cultural Code
Trying to put together the mosaic of historical and newly-built units of the Sytin Printing House complex, the architects of DNK ag came up with their own lexical paradigm, some sort of a cultural code, based on the subtle play of images and associations.
DNK Architectural Group
  • December 11, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
Overview
The Amber Arrow
Saint Petersburg’s EXPOFORUM, a congress and exhibition center that has been long waited for and widely discussed, is finally complete, put into operation, and actively functioning.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners, SPEECH, Tchoban Voss Architekten
  • Lilya Aronova
  • December 4, 2017
Seven Hills of Moscow
Seven installations for Moscow Fireworks Festival and a multistory raft in the city of Vyksa – these and other projects were realized by the team of interns of the 4th internship of Wowhaus.
  • December 7, 2017
  • Alla Pavlikova
​Considerate Guest
In the historical part of Saint Petersburg, Anatoly Stolyarchuk has designed a residential building with an attitude, yet still friendly towards its neighbors.
  • November 21, 2017
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
Two Houses: the Comeback
Staying within the client’s specifications, yet being meticulous about the details, Aleksey Ginsburg was able to give their original images back to the Dolgorukovykh-Bobrinskikh manor house on the Malaya Dmitrovka and the Sytin House on the Tverskaya Street. In this article, we are sharing what has been done, and how.
Ginzburg Architects
  • November 20, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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.
ABV Group
  • November 16, 2017
  • Lara Kopylova Julia Tarabarina
Object
​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
  • Elena Petukhova
  • November 14, 2017
​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.
  • November 9, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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.
  • November 8, 2017
  • Alla Pavlikova
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
  • November 7, 2017
  • Elena Petukhova
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
  • November 3, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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 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.
  • October 23, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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.
  • October 18, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
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
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.
  • October 4, 2017
  • Alyona Kuznetsova
Object
​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
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • September 25, 2017
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.
  • 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.
WOWHAUS
  • 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.
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
  • 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
Arhitekturium
  • August 28, 2017
  • Lilya Aronova
Object
​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
Object
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
  • 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.
A-Len
  • July 10, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova