Contrastive Reconstruction
Carefully but boldly reconstructing an ensemble of historical buildings, Nikita Yavein turned a former livery yard that used to belong to the Great Prince Mikhail Nikolaevich into a large academic complex. Now it looks half like a palace, half like a European university.
Studio 44
Tactile Understanding
Curators of the exhibition “Touch+See+Hear=Feel”, the architects of Mezonproject bureau, have proposed a new, advanced method of communication with the sculptures of Anna Golubkina.
Butterfly on Novy Arbat
A project of the hotel complex Butterfly designed by “Bogachkin & Bogachkin” bureau distinguished by the “Gold Mark” at the festival Zodchestvo-2015
  • December 8, 2015
Cannelure of the Minimalist
The voluminous construction of this residential complex reacts to the structure of the city fabric, while the geometry of its facades - to the creative search of mature modernism, although the allusions are presented in a contemporary way, with keen attention to detail.
Sergey Kisselev & Partners
  • November 19, 2015
  • Julia Tarabarina
Clever Clover, Mondrian Style
In Saint Petersburg's Moscow District, not far away from the Constitution Square, appeared a new high-rise built upon the project of "A.Len" Studio - named "Klever" ("Clover").
Cloud of Knowledge
In the end of last year, Vladimir Bindeman's bureau "Arkhitekturium" took part in the open international competition for the project of a new city library "2.0" that will be built in the very heart of Copenhagen.
  • November 9, 2015
  • Tatiana Timofeeva
Forest Lofts
PANACOM is doing the interior design project for the Voronezh-based research and production company AEDON.
  • November 6, 2015
  • Anna Yevstigneeva
Key to the Island
Sergey Skuratov's project for the Sofiyskaya Embankment gracefully ties the Roman associations and the beauty of inner controversies of today's architecture to the context of today's Moscow. The result is a new city axis where the view of the Kremlin tower must draw the tourist into a perspective and then lead him down the boulevard to the river.
Sergey Skuratov architects
Exploring the Topic
The almost theatrical scenography, mechanisms of modern architecture and nostalgia for mansions are combined in this house so unobtrusively and subtly that one even breathes more freely around it.
Creative Union ‘Reserve’
Pixelation of Mytnaya
Not far from Shukhov Tower, amid the already built new housing estates, the Sky House Towers – covered partly with transparent and partly with vivid autumn-colored pixel skin – has reached its final stage of construction.
Ostozhenka Bureau
Rais Baishev: "I am a space packer".
One of the cofounders of "Ostozhenka" architectural bureau and the chief architect of such projects as the building of International Moscow Bank, a Residential Complex in Odintsovo, and the residential complex "Water Colors" in Balashikha shares about the role of the chief architect of the project and about his personal preferences as opposed to what is considered to be modern and fashionable.
Mobility Zone
The architects of “A.Len” have not only fitted the multi-use complex in the Pulkovo Airport with a convenient arrangement of traffic and passenger flow, but also with a story-line that schematically encodes the past, present and future of the architecture.
  • October 22, 2015
Implementation Prospects
A story about a student project that the professors liked so much that they found a customer for it. A story about a housing project that can indeed be implemented in one of the districts of New Moscow.
  • October 19, 2015
  • Alla Pavlikova
The Power of Conflict
The first place for the best contest proposal for Radisson Blue hotel complex was won by Saint Petersburg's "A.Len" with a project of an ensemble of two contrasting volumes vividly demonstrating the dialectical principle of unity and struggle of opposites.
Noblesse Oblige
For the best proposal contest for Radisson Blue Moscow Riverside Hotel, the team of Alexander and Andrew Asadov and Karen Saprichyan, designed a multivolume complex composition that changes beyond recognition with the shifting of its viewing angle. A cyberspace guided tour will allow for joining the pictures into a single whole.
ASADOV architects, MAHPI, GrandProektCity
This is something new. Admittedly, only church architects are not frightened by the neo-Russian style. But Engeny Gerasimov has taken up the challenge and proposed a modern version of a housing estate à la russe to the center of St. Petersburg, combining “pseudo” and “neo” modern techniques.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
Space of Forfeiture
Two projects of the monument to the victims of political repressions - proposed for the contest by Arch Group.
Arch Group
  • October 9, 2015
  • Darya Gorelova
New Tectonics
Taking an advantage of the absence of any architectural context, the architects of Arch Group designed the building of Radisson Blu Moscow Riverside Hotel as not just organic but literally "growing" from the natural landscape. Second place in the contest for the best architectural concept.
Arch Group
  • October 5, 2015
  • Lilya Aronova
A Fan of Versions
Vissarionov Studio proposed two versions of architectural and engineering concept of developing the territory of the Russian Institute of Cooperation located in the Moscow suburb of Mytischi.
Architectural bureau of Yuri Vissarionov
  • October 1, 2015
Name by Name
The project by Julius Borisov was shortlisted to become one of the ten finalists of the contest for the memorial to the victims of political repressions.
The warm waves of the Black Sea, the mountain slopes, the mysterious Crimean grottos, and a swallow perched between two runways - all this is Simferopol International Airport in the contest project by Asadov Bureau.
Contemplation at an Urban Farm
From an architectural point of view, the “Urban Farm” at VDNKh – an entertainment and educational project meant for familiarizing children with farm animals – does not only combine the best practices of WOWhaus bureau, but also “vaccinates” the VDNKh with a light version of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition.
Man of Letters
The construction of "Literator" ("Man of Letters") residential complex has been completed: the architects made it ostentatiously modern, abandoning, among other things, the idea of the grand façade in favor of revisiting the immanent peculiarities of red and white brickwork.
Sergey Kisselev & Partners
Museum Alternative
Erick van Egeraat has brought forward an alternative proposal within discussion about construction of a museum complex in the Budapest city park.
Cut Banks, Low Banks
Sergey Skuratov has suggested Kazan an architectural concept of a residential district that is not only filled with multiple cultural meanings and provided with public functions, but also suited for panel construction.
Within a contest project of the Creative Union “Reserve” the gold for victories is almost literally represented – it turns into a shiny ingot enclosed into orderly grate of bright stone. It is however just one of the many themes that the architecture of the building contains.
Creative Union ‘Reserve’
Ecological Tetris
The construction of three residential districts in “Technopark” District D2 in Skolkovo innovation center is coming to an end. One of them – the tenth one – is being constructed according to the draft of UNK project that won an open tender in 2012.
UNK project
Ice Feel
The "flagship" building of the grand-scale sports complex situated on the territory of the former "ZIL" automotive plant - "VTB Ice Palace" - has been launched into operation. SPEECH Bureau developed the general concept and the front façade of the palace that to a large extent determines the city planning structure and the appearance of the main square of this complex named "Park of Legends".
Face to the City, Roof to the Sea
Designed by Sergey Oreshkin, the terminals of Saint Petersburg's passenger port live up to their status of the city's "sea façade". And, while from the city side the guests are met by the facades that are dynamic, "soaring", and hi-tech, the passengers of the cruising liners are met be the port's artistically elaborate roofs.
Labyrinths of Creativity
The interior design of "Yandex" HQ: Atrium's good old and time-tested trademark techniques coupled with new interesting approaches to creating an unconventional workspace.
Art Lobby
"Savelovsky City" center has got the interior designs of the twin towers' entrance groups - the lobbies resemble galleries with sculptures hovering just under the ceiling.
In the Rhythm of Verticals
On Moscow's Sparrow Hills, the construction of a new residential complex is in progress: exquisitely modern and at the same time reasonably conservative, it sports, as is always the case with ADM, a really thought-out yard space.
Two shopping "parks" built by UNK project
Efficient organization of the designing process enabled the architects of UNK Project to subject the architecture of two shopping centers to a single recognizable image despite the differences in their scale and construction conditions.
UNK project