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Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH

03:00 - 10 February, 2017
Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH, © Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

© Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH
  • Area

    171125.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Benjamin Bratton on Artificial Intelligence, Language and "The New Normal"

06:30 - 9 February, 2017
Benjamin Bratton on Artificial Intelligence, Language and "The New Normal", Benjamin Bratton introducing The New Normal in Moscow. Image © Egor Slizyak
Benjamin Bratton introducing The New Normal in Moscow. Image © Egor Slizyak

Benjamin Bratton, Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Center for Design at the University of California, San Diego, is the new Programme Director at Moscow's Strelka Institute. The New Normal is based on the premise that "something has shifted. [...] We are making new worlds faster than we can keep track of them, and the pace is unlikely to slow."

Have our technologies have advanced beyond our ability to conceptualize their implications? "One impulse," the course advocates, "is to pull the emergency brake and to try put all the genies back in the bottle." According to Bratton, this is hopeless. "Better instead to invest in emergence, in contingency: to map The New Normal for what it is, and to shape it toward what it should be."

Pavilion DIT [Department of Information Technology] / Architecture bureau WALL

02:00 - 7 February, 2017
Pavilion DIT [Department of Information Technology] / Architecture bureau WALL, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +58

  • Architects

  • Location

    All-Russian Exhibition Center, pr-t. Mira, 119, Moskva, Russia, 129223
  • Architects in Charge

    Arakelyan Ruben, Navasadyan Ayk, Oganyan Maria, Nazxmeeva Alina, Sviatodyh Kristina, Samsonov Ilya, Mitina Nastya, Kozickiy Vladimir
  • Area

    1599.66 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

de Architekten Cie. and FELIXX's Competition-Winning Transformation of Chelyabinsk

08:00 - 4 February, 2017
de Architekten Cie. and FELIXX's Competition-Winning Transformation of Chelyabinsk, Development of the Miass river. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners
Development of the Miass river. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners

Dutch firm de Architekten Cie, in collaboration with Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners, has won an international competition to transform the historic Russian city of Chelyabinsk. The winning masterplan, chosen by the City Administration of Chelyabinsk from five proposals, seeks to activate the city’s existing grid structure and to use it as a vehicle for spatial transformation.

Proposed panoramic view. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners The reactivated historic grid. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners Development of the Miass river. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners The reactivated historic grid. Image Courtesy of Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners +8

Nikolay Polissky Unveils Latest Handcrafted Wood Structure

08:00 - 2 February, 2017
Nikolay Polissky Unveils Latest Handcrafted Wood Structure, Courtesy of Ivan Polissky
Courtesy of Ivan Polissky

Russian artist Nikolay Polissky has unveiled his latest project, a large tower for the upcoming traditional holiday of Maslenitsa, a coming of spring celebration that ceremonially burns a symbol of winter.

Currently in the construction phase, the project is made from recycled wood pallets and the tops of logs, which typically are only used as cheap firewood. Additionally, the tower will be covered with hay rolls that cannot be used as animal feed, before being burned at a ceremony on February 25.

Courtesy of Ivan Polissky Courtesy of Ivan Polissky Courtesy of Ivan Polissky Courtesy of Ivan Polissky +12

Orange Business Services Office / T+T Architects

02:00 - 15 January, 2017
Orange Business Services Office / T+T Architects, © Dmitriy Yagovkin
© Dmitriy Yagovkin

© Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    1st Красногвардейский проезд 15, Mercury City Tower, Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergey Truhanov, Voevodina Polina, Parfenova Yuliya, Denisova Galina, Trusova Olga.
  • Area

    5300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

35m2 Flat / Studio Bazi

02:00 - 3 January, 2017
35m2 Flat / Studio Bazi, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alireza Nemati
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Piarena Designs Sail-Inspired Congress Hall Spanning Over Russian River

08:00 - 1 January, 2017
Piarena Designs Sail-Inspired Congress Hall Spanning Over Russian River, Courtesy of PIARENA
Courtesy of PIARENA

PIARENA has won the Archchel-2020 competition to create a Congress Hall for BRICS and SCO events in central Chelyabinsk, Russia along the Miass River. Separated into two parts by the river, the site will additionally host business meetings, public events, and exhibitions.

In order to emphasize the curve of the river, the new congress hall building will be a solid volume spanning across the river, rectangular in footprint, but curved in a sail shape above.

Rising up to 61 and 150 meters, the building is hoped to become a new urban landmark, as well as a pedestrian crossing over the river.

Courtesy of PIARENA Courtesy of PIARENA Courtesy of PIARENA Courtesy of PIARENA +15

Shatura House / Le Atelier

22:00 - 21 December, 2016
Shatura House / Le Atelier, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov               © Ilya Ivanov               © Ilya Ivanov               © Ilya Ivanov               +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shatura, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 140700
  • Architects in Charge

    Sergey Kolchin, Nadezhda Torshina
  • Area

    219.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Hidden History of St. Petersburg's Leningrad-Era Avant-Garde Architecture

04:00 - 20 December, 2016
The Hidden History of St. Petersburg's Leningrad-Era Avant-Garde Architecture, © Leonid Balanev
© Leonid Balanev

While Yekaterinburg’s avant-garde architecture is the city’s hallmark, and Moscow’s avant-garde is the subject of arguments, in Saint Petersburg the prominence of the style and its influence are somewhat harder to identify. Some researchers even suggest that the avant-garde is an “outcast” or a “non-existent style” here, and its presence in has remained largely unrecognized. Alexander Strugach sheds light on this phenomenon:

In Saint Petersburg, the avant-garde style is simply overshadowed by an abundance of Baroque, Modernist and Classical architecture, and is not yet considered an accomplished cultural heritage category. Meanwhile, gradual deterioration makes proving the cultural value of avant-garde buildings even more difficult.

Water Tower and Rope Production Facility (Kransy Gvozdilshchik). Image © Leonid Balanev Ilyich House of Culture. Image © Leonid Balanev Vyborgsky District Factory Kitchen. Image © Leonid Balanev Moscow District Council. Image © Leonid Balanev +27

Call for Artists: The International Contest for the Largest Mural in the World.

11:31 - 19 December, 2016
Call for Artists: The International Contest for the Largest Mural in the World.

Vyksa-10000 invites international artists to take a part in a contest for the largest mural in the world.

The Vyksa-10000 international contest is organized by the Art-Ovrag festival in Vyksa, Russia. The mural painting contest celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and the 260th anniversary of the metallurgical plant in Vyksa.

M'ARS Centre for Multimedia Arts in Abrau-Durso / NOWADAYS office

02:00 - 14 December, 2016
M'ARS Centre for Multimedia Arts in Abrau-Durso / NOWADAYS office, © Pavel Seldemirov
© Pavel Seldemirov

© Pavel Seldemirov           © Pavel Seldemirov           © Pavel Seldemirov           © Pavel Seldemirov           +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Abrau-Dyurso, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, 353995
  • Architects in Charge

    Anna Kopeina, Natalia Mastalerzh, Ilona Povilenayte, Nata Tatunashvili
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Living Space / Ruetemple

04:00 - 12 December, 2016
Living Space / Ruetemple, Courtesy of Ruetemple
Courtesy of Ruetemple

Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Project Team

    Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butakhina, Evgeny Dagaev
  • Area

    48.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ruetemple

Asymptote’s Designs for Moscow Contemporary Hermitage Museum Revealed

12:00 - 9 December, 2016
Asymptote’s Designs for Moscow Contemporary Hermitage Museum Revealed, Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture
Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture

Update: We've amended the post with new images from Asymptote Architecture and new quotes from Asymptote Co-founder and Design Partner Hani Rashid.

Asymptote Architecture has revealed renderings of their design for a new Contemporary branch of the Hermitage Museum, to be located adjacent to a new residential district in the area of the former ZIL automotive plant in Moscow. Presented at the V Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum by Asymptote Co-founder and Design Partner Hani Rashid, the museum will house a collection of contemporary art from 20th and 21st centuries.

Kengo Kuma Unveils Designs for Residential Superstructures in Moscow

12:00 - 28 November, 2016
Kengo Kuma Unveils Designs for Residential Superstructures in Moscow , © MKA
© MKA

Kengo Kuma & Associates have been tapped to design a new high-rise residential complex on Kutuzovsky Prospekt in Moscow, adjacent to the new business district of Moscow City. The project will be the first urban plan in Moscow to take the form of superstructures rather than individual buildings, and will be Kuma’s first project in the Russian Capital.

Adidas Home Of Sport / ABD architects

20:00 - 18 November, 2016
Adidas Home Of Sport / ABD architects, Courtesy of ABD architects
Courtesy of ABD architects

Courtesy of ABD architects Courtesy of ABD architects Courtesy of ABD architects Courtesy of ABD architects +49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Area

    20000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ABD architects

Hires Apartment Renovation / buro5

15:00 - 14 November, 2016
Hires Apartment Renovation / buro5, © Artem Ivanov
© Artem Ivanov

© Artem Ivanov     © Artem Ivanov     © Artem Ivanov     © Artem Ivanov     +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Boris Denisyuk
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

HOK + FXFOWLE + SPEECH Unveil Designs for Moscow City's Final Skyscrapers

12:20 - 14 November, 2016
HOK + FXFOWLE + SPEECH Unveil Designs for Moscow City's Final Skyscrapers, Courtesy of Renaissance Development
Courtesy of Renaissance Development

Visualizations of the last full-scale skyscrapers in Moscow’s new International Business Center (“Moscow City”) have been revealed. Designed by an international team made up of HOK (USA), FXFOWLE (USA) and SPEECH (Russia), the two “Neva Towers” will provide additional residential and office space to the skyscraper district, which includes many of Europe’s tallest structures, including Europe’s tallest building, Federation Tower (sometimes called Vostok Tower); and one of the world’s tallest twisting buildings, Evolution Tower.

Courtesy of Renaissance Development Courtesy of Renaissance Development Courtesy of Renaissance Development © Flickr user v_mats. Licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 +4