​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
  • July 3, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
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.
  • June 29, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova Elena Petukhova Julia Tarabarina
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
  • Natalya Muradova Julia Tarabarina
  • June 26, 2017
​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
  • Natalya Muradova
Vladimir Plotkin: “We wanted to create a free and transparent space”
Monday, June 12, was the last opening day of “Ottepel” (“Thaw”) exhibition at the State Tretyakov Gallery on the Krymsky Val. For Vladimir Plotkin, it became the first experience of designing an exhibition space. We spoke to the architect about the background of this exhibition and its main ideas.
  • June 9, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
​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.
  • June 9, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova
​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.
  • June 8, 2017
  • Natalya Muradova Julia Tarabarina
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
  • Natalya Muradova
  • 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”.
  • May 15, 2017
  • Elena Petukhova
​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.
  • April 6, 2017
​Archimatika: it’s time for “sleeping belts” to wake up.
Uniting the imagery and the construction typology of a historical city with the lush vegetation of a “garden town”, Archimatika proposed for a peripheral yet actively developing area of Lviv a fragment of new-type city environment meant to inspire “feelings of a new quality”.
  • February 28, 2017
  • Darya Gorelova
​A Parents’ Dream
Located in the very heart of Kiev’s residential area “Comfort Town”, the complex “Academy of Modern Education” includes a kindergarten, a junior high school, and a dedicated art school. In this project, Archimatika came up with architecture that answers to the high tempo of metropolitan life and addresses many of everyday challenges that modern parents are confronted with.
  • February 22, 2017
  • Anna Starostina
​High-rise Proposal
For the Kiev-based architects Alexander Popov and Dmitry Vasiliev, working with the territory of “Filikrovlya” became the first project they ever did for Moscow. Daringly, yet for a reason, the architects broke the height restrictions.
  • February 17, 2017
  • Anna Starostina
​Jurassic Polytechnic Park
Lots of bridges, an amphitheater, and relaying of secret engineering lines: a story about how the architects of Wowhaus revised the concept of organizing the territory of the Polytechnic Museum proposed in 2011 by Jun’ya Ishigami.
  • February 9, 2017
Impromptu Speech on a Given Topic
Rigorous prescriptions of the customer’s corporate style did not stop T+T Architects from coming up with individual solutions for the Moscow office of the French company Orange Business Services.
Т+Т Architects
  • February 8, 2017
  • Anna Starostina
​A Fountain Town
“Atrium” Architects’ housing project on the Novoalekseevskaya Street in Moscow combines old XIX century buildings, futuristic architecture, and the principles of a comfortable city.
  • January 20, 2017
  • Julia Tarabarina
Evgeny Gerasimov: we are interested in designing for Saint Petersburg
In this article, we are speaking to the architect on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the bureau “Evgeny Gerasimov and Partners”: about the lineup of his studio, about the diversity of tasks that his company handles, about the specifics of its working processes, about partnership with Sergey Tchoban, and about the soviet and post-soviet architecture.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
  • Ivan Kostin
  • December 26, 2016
​Drawing Life
The exhibition "Architects Drawing Life" features the works of three young architects of "Group ABV" and reflect their interests and hobbies.
  • January 17, 2017
​An Ice Fairy Tale
A new building of the sports complex belonging to Saint-Petersburg’s SKA club has been designed by a team of architects on the basis of a concept that won an open competition.
  • Ivan Kostin Julia Tarabarina
  • December 14, 2016
Tricolor on the Neva River
Last year, in Saint-Petersburg, at Obukhovskoy Oborony Prospect 120, was completed the construction of the All-Russian Research Institute for Radio Equipment (OAO “VNIIRA”) which is part of OOO “Contsern PVO Almaz Antei”. The project was designed by “Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architects” and “Studio 44”.
  • December 9, 2016
  • Irina Bembel
Next to Foster
About the project of a villa community and a winery in the city of Yalta – built by Sergey Tsytsin architects.
Sergey Tsytsin’s studio
  • November 17, 2016
  • Irina Bembel
​Living Next to Lyceum
This housing project, boasting a water channel, a landscaped park of its own, and the proximity to the renovated “Imperial Steam Engine Shed”, is one of the three finalists of the competition organized by the client.
Arkhstroydesign ASD
  • November 2, 2016
  • Alla Pavlikova
The club house Gorokhovsky’12 is a vivid example of a laconic and integral, although by no means minimalist or scarce, architectural solution that its author considers to be slightly Berlin-ish. The injection was a success because there is a fair share of Moscow in this house as well.
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • October 20, 2016
Dudergoff Paradise
"Dudergoff Club" – built upon a project by Sergey Tsytsin on the shore of the Finnish Gulf in Saint-Petersburg.
  • October 14, 2016
  • Irina Bembel
House Turned Inside Out
In Moscow Area, Roman Leonidov designed a private residence called Hampton House, the insides of which echo its outer shell and continue it, thus making the architecture of the house not only laconic but also integral - in full accordance with the principles set by the gurus of modernism.
  • October 13, 2016
  • Alla Pavlikova
Five Towers
Pristine lines of the façade grid on the outside and picturesque drawings by Sergey Tchoban on the inside: the housing project "Vodny" – designed by SPEECH.
  • Nina Frolova
  • September 22, 2016
Mercury Planet
The Moscow-area town of Zheleznodorozhny is going to get a new shopping center designed by "Arkhstroidesign". For Aleksey Ivanov, this is already his second attempt to get his project implemented on this land site.
  • October 7, 2016
  • Alla Pavlikova
Perpendicular Reality
The giant complex of Moscow City that appeared on the map of Moscow a few years ago makes one wonder about a lot of various aspects of architectural typology of high-rise buildings. The phenomenon of a "vertical city" and solutions proportionate to it were discussed in our conversation with Sergey Estrin – the author of a whole number of bright projects of public and residential interiors in Moscow's high-rises.
  • September 14, 2016
  • Lilya Aronova
Architecture for the Young
Built upon a project by Anatoly Stolyarchuk, a new youth hobby center opened in September in Saint-Petersburg.
​Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architectural Studio
  • September 8, 2016
  • Irina Bembel
An Imposing Addition
Grouped together to form an architectural ensemble of the medical center of the 1980's - 2000's, several hospital buildings maintain a contextual connection with the surrounding volumes, at the same time suggesting a much more integral and laconic solution.
Studio 44
  • September 7, 2016
Meander with a Metallic Glitter
The multifunctional project of "Danilov Plaza" - built by SPEECH Architects on the Novodanilovskaya Embankment in Moscow
  • September 1, 2016
  • Nina Frolova
Framework in Space
Developed by "Studio 44", the project of a judo school is based on the opposition of the modernist principle of point support and the openness of deconstruction - with their sources lying in the traditional Japanese architecture. A fair share of abstraction helps to add some stylistic discourse to the necessary level of generalization.
Studio 44
  • August 29, 2016
  • Julia Tarabarina
Shakespeare's Shelter
An interview with the winner of "Home for Shakespeare" contest, an architect of Wowhaus, Esbergen Sabitov, and the company leader Oleg Shapiro about how a tower became a home for the famous playwright.
  • August 22, 2016
Taganka Gate
This multifunctional complex that Aleksey Ginsburg has been designing for more than seven years now is going to occupy a land site on the outside part of the Garden Ring right before the tunnel entrance, and become a vis-à-vis of the building of the Taganka Theater.
Ginzburg Architects
  • Julia Tarabarina
  • August 15, 2016
The Emblem of a Building Estate
A building with a curving, bionic shape was built by Sergey Tsytsyn in the middle of a future building estate within a single year. It became the locomotive of the whole development.
  • August 11, 2016
  • Irina Bembel
More Atmosphere
A housing project on the Novoslobodskaya Street: a fragment of a historical brick façade, modern stone and glass... and a grand green semi-hill cascading down from the roofs of the stores into the yard.
  • August 4, 2016
  • Lilya Aronova
"Superblock" on the Waterfront
The multifunctional housing project "Megalit" in Saint Petersburg's Nevsky District - designed by "Eugene Gerasimov and Partners".
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
  • August 3, 2016
  • Nina Frolova
Introvert Colossus
The multifunctional complex "Lotus" stands out among Moscow's projects of recent years. In this article, we examine the end result, analyze its image, and try t -o sort out our impressions of it.
  • July 25, 2016
  • Julia Tarabarina
Compositional Austerity
A preliminary concept of a multifunctional housing project built in the city of Ekaterinburg upon the project of Aleksey Ivanov's "Arkhstroidesign ASD"
Arkhstroydesign ASD
  • July 28, 2016
  • Alla Pavlikova
A Handmade House
The strip of land between the "Ship" House next to the Tulskaya metro station and the Shukhovskaya Tower got a new building of a compact floor plan, with sophisticated façades and bright colorful accents; a project by Alexander Asadov and Karen Saprichyan.
  • July 20, 2016
  • Lilya Aronova