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Open Call: Renovation of Residential Quarters in Moscow

11:32 - 30 May, 2017
Open Call: Renovation of Residential Quarters in Moscow, The Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow
The Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow

On 25 th April 2017 the Architectural and Urban Planning Competition for pilot sites of housing stock renovation in Moscow was launched. The competition is held by the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow on the instructions of Mayor Sergey Sobyanin to select the best solutions for the 5 pilot sites in different districts of the capital.
The competition is open to companies, architectural and design offices of Moscow and regions of Russia, as well as foreign consortia. Foreign offices need to have Moscow partner or office in Moscow.
To enter the competition teams must provide a portfolio confirming their experience in developing urban planning documentation for sites no less than a quarter.
The competition will have two stages. At the first stage the jury will carefully examine the submitted applications to select the best teams; at the second stage, on a fee basis, the chosen teams will develop architectural and urban planning concepts for the 5 renovation pilot sites in accordance with the technical design specifications.
Following the competition results, the development concept for each site will be chosen and become the basis for the further area planning project.

KOSMOS Architects Wins Competition for Landmark Nike Sports Park in Moscow

14:20 - 2 May, 2017
KOSMOS Architects Wins Competition for Landmark Nike Sports Park in Moscow, Nike Air Box / Kosmos Architects. Image Courtesy of Nike
Nike Air Box / Kosmos Architects. Image Courtesy of Nike

Global sportswear brand Nike, in collaboration with urban planning consultants Strelka KB, has announced the winners of the competition to design a new Nike sports facility in Gorky Park, located at the heart of Moscow. The competition asked five of Russia’s leading young architecture studios – KOSMOS Architects, Rhizome, Novoe, Crosby Studios and Xора – to envision a “unique architectural object” that seamless integrates into the surrounding park environment, creating a landmark hub for sport and physical activity for Russia.

Crosby Studios. Image Courtesy of Nike Novoe. Image Courtesy of Nike Khora. Image Courtesy of Nike Rhizome. Image Courtesy of Nike +67

Family House / Ruetemple

15:01 - 26 April, 2017
Family House / Ruetemple, Courtesy of Ruetemple
Courtesy of Ruetemple

Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butahina
  • Area

    160.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017

Interior AM / INT2architecture

22:01 - 22 April, 2017
Interior AM  / INT2architecture, © INT2architecture
© INT2architecture

© INT2architecture © INT2architecture © INT2architecture © INT2architecture +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Malinin, Anastasia Sheveleva
  • Area

    56.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Bolshevik Factory-Museum of Russian Impressionism / John McAslan + Partners

03:00 - 13 April, 2017
Bolshevik Factory-Museum of Russian Impressionism / John McAslan + Partners, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Mikhail Rozanov © Edmund Sumner © Mikhail Rozanov © Mikhail Rozanov +30

Why Moscow's Massacre of Mass Housing Is a Huge Mistake

09:30 - 12 April, 2017
Why Moscow's Massacre of Mass Housing Is a Huge Mistake, © Max Avdeev
© Max Avdeev

The Moscow government has just launched the biggest demolition program in the city’s history. Its goal is to get rid of 8,000 5-story residential buildings constructed in the Soviet era—it is probably the biggest program of erasure of modernist architectural heritage in world history. The main assumptions of the plan, as well as the press comments following it, show that we have forgotten what modernism was about, and what the real values of this architecture are.

A few years ago I published an essay titled Belyayevo Forever, dedicated to the preservation of generic modernist architecture. I focused on Moscow’s microrayons—vast, state-funded housing estates built in the Soviet era. In the essay, I explained the spatial and cultural values these prefabricated landscapes had. I also speculated about how one would go about preserving architecture that completely lacks uniqueness. The essay ended with a provocative statement: we should put Belyayevo—the most generic of all Soviet estates—on the UNESCO heritage list.

© Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev +13

Сhampionat.com / Nefa Architects

02:00 - 12 April, 2017
Сhampionat.com / Nefa Architects, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +26

CEBRA’s Mixed Use Smart School Proposes a Rethink of Russia’s Education System

16:00 - 9 April, 2017
CEBRA’s Mixed Use Smart School Proposes a Rethink of Russia’s Education System, Courtesy of CEBRA
Courtesy of CEBRA

With high hopes of contributing to the reformation of Russia’s secondary schooling system, construction has begun on Smart School, a planned 31,000 meters square educational complex in Irkutsk, Siberia, which combines multi-use educational facilities, outdoor learning spaces, and housing developments for adoptive families. Designed by Danish firm CEBRA, the project was the winning proposal for the school’s international competition back in 2015, beating 48 other firms, including MVRDV and Sou Fujimoto Architects.

“Based on the program and principles of Smart School, an architectural concept has been developed which integrates buildings, a plot of land and the surrounding urban community into a complete, diverse and activating learning environment, a ‘school park’, explain the architects. “There is school life not only in specialized premises but also in open areas inside and around buildings." 

Courtesy of CEBRA Courtesy of CEBRA Courtesy of CEBRA Courtesy of CEBRA +4

NagatinSky / Alexey Rozenberg

02:00 - 4 April, 2017
NagatinSky / Alexey Rozenberg, © Victor Chernishev
© Victor Chernishev

© Victor Chernishev               © Victor Chernishev               © Victor Chernishev               © Victor Chernishev               +21

KIDO Sushi Bar / DA architects

02:00 - 4 April, 2017
KIDO Sushi Bar / DA architects, © Boris Lvovskiy
© Boris Lvovskiy

© Boris Lvovskiy © Boris Lvovskiy © Boris Lvovskiy © Boris Lvovskiy +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Architects in Charge

    Boris Lvovskiy, Fedor Goreglyad, Anna Lvovskaya
  • Area

    80.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Sberbank Office / IND Architects

02:00 - 1 April, 2017
Sberbank Office / IND Architects , Courtesy of IND Architects
Courtesy of IND Architects

Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architects in Charge

    Andrey Sidorov, Ravil Murakov, Vitaliy Zemlyanskiy, Aleksandra Nagornyh
  • Area

    7000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

These Photographs Capture the Opulent Beauty of Empty Moscow Metro Stations

12:15 - 29 March, 2017

Known as one of the world’s grandest subway systems, the Moscow Metro is filled with materials more commonly associated with palaces or museums – marble and granite walls, bronze columns, and lavish chandeliers are just a few of the opulent textures you’ll find beneath the streets of Russia’s largest city.

Despite their renown, the Moscow government almost never allows professional photographers to capture the beauty of the stations. But in 2014, photographer David Burdney was finally given that opportunity. Visiting the system late at night after the metro had closed, Burdney was able to capture each station in its best light, and completely devoid of people.

These Statuettes of Architectural Landmarks Offer a Stylish Alternative to Typical Souvenirs

12:00 - 25 March, 2017
These Statuettes of Architectural Landmarks Offer a Stylish Alternative to Typical Souvenirs, Courtesy of Konstantin Kolesov
Courtesy of Konstantin Kolesov

Russian designer Konstantin Kolesov has created a collection of finely-crafted souvenirs celebrating iconic architectural landmarks from around the globe. The Jsouv Collection consists of 15 pieces, depicting landmarks from New York, London, Tokyo, Dubai and more. Crafted from solid aluminum, the souvenirs are accompanied by a natural walnut base engraved with a 2D emblem of the city in question. With the souvenirs currently being crowdfunded on Indiegogo, Jsouv is also offering a t-shirt collection with unique prints of each city and landmark.

Courtesy of Konstantin Kolesov Courtesy of Konstantin Kolesov Courtesy of Konstantin Kolesov Courtesy of Konstantin Kolesov +14

House in Pribylovo / AB CHVOYA

03:00 - 24 March, 2017

© Dmitry Tsyrencshikov              © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov              © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov              © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov              +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pribylovo, Russia
  • Area

    183.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Build Your Own 3D Printed House, All in One Day

08:00 - 13 March, 2017
Build Your Own 3D Printed House, All in One Day, Courtesy of Apis Cor
Courtesy of Apis Cor

In recent times, 3D printing technology has made some great strides in its production content and quality, and now it has successfully printed the world’s first liveable house in Stupino, Russia. Responsible for this feat are San Francisco 3D printing startup Apis Cor, and Russian real estate developer PIK, who began the project in December of last year.

“Now we can say with confidence that with Apis Cor solution, the construction 3D printing has leaped to a new evolutionary stage,” said the project team. “The company and its partners are confident that the house in Stupino was the first step that can convince the world that 3D technology in the construction market is a reality.”

Courtesy of Apis Cor Courtesy of Apis Cor Courtesy of Apis Cor Courtesy of Apis Cor +8

Shishka Bar / IITM Architect

22:00 - 8 March, 2017
Shishka Bar / IITM Architect, © Antonov Dmitry
© Antonov Dmitry

© Antonov Dmitry     © Antonov Dmitry     © Antonov Dmitry     © Antonov Dmitry     +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Staraya Basmannaya ul., Moskva, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Antonov Dmitry
  • Area

    244.7 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

The Sports Pavilion / Horomystudio

22:00 - 7 March, 2017
The Sports Pavilion / Horomystudio, © Timur Turgunov
© Timur Turgunov

© Timur Turgunov © Sergey Moiseev © Sergey Moiseev © Sergey Moiseev +36

Pattern Brutalist - An Illustrative Magazine

06:00 - 6 March, 2017

Russian designer Sergey Lisovsky has created an online illustrative magazine inspired by Brutalist Architecture. Pattern Brutalist’s first issue was published in January 2017, illustrating four Brutalist buildings across Russia, Germany, and Serbia. The buildings, dating between 1968 and 1980, are represented by Lisovsky using a collection of GIFs, photographs, and illustrations.

Pattern Brutalist also hosts a T-shirt printing service, allowing users to publically express their appreciation for an often-criticized architectural style.