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
  • Anna Gorodinskaya
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
Europe on the Yauza River
ADM Studio has designed a business center in Nastavnichevsky side-street, setting the trend for changing the genre standards. The new center is not a skyscraper glass tower, and not some restricted area with a security point by the gate, but a seemingly unassuming but carefully thought-through European quarter of “office townhouses”.
Palazzo on the Krestovsky Island
Eugene Gerasimov continues his "Italian series" on Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Island. Following the "Venice" house, the construction of "Verona" started that combines the features of a country residence and a city palace of the Renaissance epoch.
Evgeniy Gerasimov & partners
Urban Reconstruction
The project of reconstructing Saint Petersburg’s Gostiny Dvor is meant to bring the plan and the outward appearance of the building back to the beginning of the XX century, while its yard is meant to get a subtle combination of the Versailles spirit and the ideals of modern urbanism that is all about comfortable living in a bustling megalopolis.
Studio 44
On the Green Podium
In the vicinity of the Moscow suburb town of Krasnogorsk, upon the project of Vladimir Bindeman's "Architecturium", the implementation of a new residential area called "Opalikha Village" is beginning.
Life around the Freezer
In the city of Vladivostok, ABD architects are reconstructing the historical cold storage warehouse, are designing the culture and business center, and are organizing the comfortable public territories between these two buildings.
Playing with Matter
Roman Leonidov got a completed but still not-too-load-capacious basement, and an adventurous creative-minded customer that was not afraid of experimenting - which lead to the appearance of a house that one could even have a hard time coming up with the name for - an "X-house".
Studio of Roman Leonidov
Double Life of the Facade
Aleksey Goryainov and Mikhail Krymov proposed a "virtual" restoration of architectural monuments as one of the solutions for Moscow's historical center.
Arch Group
Faceted Grisaille
A new building on the Kulneva Street, next to "Mirax Plaza": the geometry of sharp shadows, glistening lights, and the shades of mature modernist techniques - all reminds about the fact that the new building occupies the place of a former seventies predecessor.