The Best Place in Town
In this issue, we are publishing the results of the workshop organized in Kazan by the architectural school MARCH. The contestants developed the designs of seven public zones in different cities and settlements of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Architectural workshop Lyzlov («AML»), , DNK Architectural Group, Rozhdestvenka Architects, WOWHAUS
  • March 31, 2016
  • Polina Sadova
Unity without Monotony
A residential complex is being built near Sertolovo – a town 15 km away from St. Petersburg.
Sergey Tsytsin’s studio
  • March 22, 2016
  • Irina Bembel
Dream Land: Russian Lounge of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., 2011–2015
The paintings by Valery Koshlyakov and the interior design by Sergey Skuratov came together to form a close symbiosis in the artists’ meditation on the image of Russia and the Russian dream. The result is full of light and full of different meanings. As for us, we tried to solve the charade and understand what the meaning of this "new image of Russia" is about - in the interior of the Russian Lounge in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Sergey Skuratov architects
Portentous and Polite
Kazakhstan's city of Uralsk is seeing the completion of the construction of a business center designed by UNK project. The building merges with the sky and interacts as a peer with the historical environment of the city.
UNK project
  • March 21, 2016
  • Anna Starostina
"Without resistance nothing is possible"
Interview with heneghan peng architects, a Dublin-based architectural practice, on designing museum buildings, Irish contemporary architecture and specificity of working in Russia.
heneghan peng architects
  • March 16, 2016
  • Ekaterina Mikhailova
An Ornament without Prejudices
Unlike most houses belonging to the so-called elite market sector and designed in pseudo-classical style, “Residence in Vsevolozhsky” has been planned in the spirit of art deco.
From Kaliningrad to London
An article about two contest projects done by Anatoly Stolyarchuk architectural studio, his work during the time of economic recession, and his attitude towards stylization.
​Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architectural Studio
Redesigning a Library
The co-working space that PANACOM Bureau designed for the Blokhintsev Library in Dubna gave an impulse to its development as a modern community center.
  • March 10, 2016
Two Hearts in One Body
In district D4 of Skolkovo Innovation Center, the first stone has been laid in the foundation of a head-office and a research and development center of TMK company.
ABD architects
  • March 3, 2016
  • Anna Starostina
Exhausted Modernism
In the downtown area of the city of Kaluga, Alexander Asadov and Karen Saprichyan designed a residential complex that combines a whole number of archetypes of modern architecture and gracefully interacts with its historical environment.
Transformation of "Belgrade"
The project of renovating "Belgrade" Hotel will turn it into a practical and fully-equipped facility, at the same time carefully preserving the recognizable style of the soviet modernism - and will even restore the symmetry of the Smolenskaya Square.
Chasing Fog
In Sergey Estrin's project, the second version of "Terekhovo" metro station is named "A Hedgehog in the Fog" (a cult soviet cartoon - translator's note). The graphic and the plastic solutions are united in it by the fairytale itself - like a dream inspired by the nature of this riverbed.
Towers above the Forest
A residential complex PerovSky upon a project of ADM bureau is being built at the border of Terletskaya Dubrava, to become the embodiment of the spirit – not the form – of city block development ideology.
In the Rhythm of a Cruise
Another project prepared for Radisson Blue Moscow Riverside contest: the architects of “4izmerenie” bureau interpreted the form of the company’s logo and combined it with a southern resort air.
Designer Clothes for a Residential Quarter
Working with the four options of facade solutions for a residential quarter in Moscow area's city of Vidnoe, the architects of PANACOM went beyond the task that was offered to them, striving for the Moscow standards of residential projects.
  • February 10, 2016
The Birth of a Crystal
As one takes his first glance at the two residential and office towers of the new complex designed by "Asadov Architectural Bureau" next to the Timiryazevsky park, a flood of associations comes steaming in, one of them being that of primeval earth material, the other - of the crystal that it gave birth to.
ASADOV architects
Tower above the Square
The project developed the smallest, yet most important town-planning section of “Sadovye Kvartaly” ("Garden Quarters"): the meaningful completion of the author's vision.
Sergey Skuratov architects
Eco Solution
Designed by "Arkhitecturium" studio headed by Vladimir Bindeman, the family sports and recreation center resembles a scout camp in its structure, while its composition adheres to the ideals of green architecture.
With a Slight Chinese Accent
A new aparthotel from Anatoliy Stolyarchuk studio was to appear on Tallinskaya Street, on the right bank of the Neva River.
​Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architectural Studio
A Lost Park
A modern version of a yurt, a Garden of Eden, a waterfall-house and a gigantic aqueduct – all of it can be found in the new technopark “Ishim” is Astana in the project of Totan Kuzembaev’s bureau.
Totan Kuzembaev Architectural Studio
This issue features the project of "River-Park" residential area on the bank of the Nagatinsky Creek - developed by "Ostozhenka" architectural bureau.
Ostozhenka Bureau
At the Junction of Geometry and Landscape
The "main stage" of the new residential area designed by Aleksey Ivanov at a suburb of the city of Kirov will be presented by a natural park that will also serve as a multifunctional entertainment center.
Arkhstroydesign ASD
Alluvial Skyline
The story of the contest for development of the raised beach territories of Saint Petersburg's Vasilyevsky Island and about his project that shared its victory with the proposal by the consortium "КСАР+Orange" is shared by the leader of the architectural bureau "A.Len" Sergey Oreshkin.
Point of Assembly
Arch Group has moved to a new office - a classic open space designed in the industrial style with authentic artifacts of the nineteenth century.
Arch Group
In this issue, we continue the story of the Mikhailovka reconstruction for the Management School of Saint Petersburg University. Nikita Yavein turned the students' cafe/club into a meditation on stability versus agility, and on the boundaries of perception and associative thinking.
Studio 44
A Hard Luck Project
A story of a project based upon an equitable dialogue between a new building and the remodeled façade of a demolished tenement being able to maintain its right to sport the contemporary-style design in the new part of the building.
​Anatoly Stolyarchuk Architectural Studio
Embracing a Peripter
The state-of-the-art multifunctional gym was designed for the World Championship 2018 and "Spartak" football team. Keeping in mind just who Spartacus was, the architects endowed the gym's glass facade with a resemblance to an antique temple, almost the Parthenon.
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").