Call for Submissions: Best Office Awards 2016

10:05 - 8 February, 2016
Call for Submissions: Best Office Awards 2016

OfficeNext announced the launch of its 7th annual international competition for best corporate interior projects.

Designs Unveiled for Two New Moscow Metro Stations

08:00 - 6 February, 2016
Designs Unveiled for Two New Moscow Metro Stations, Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau. Image Courtesy of Strelka KB
Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau. Image Courtesy of Strelka KB

Strelka KB has announced two Russia-based design teams, Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau and BuroMoscow, as the winners of the design competition for two Moscow metro stations. The stations, Nizhniye Mnevnik and Terekhovo, are both located to the northwest of the capital. These two new stations, which include designs for an outdoor pavilion, a street underpass, a ticket booth and a street underpass, will extend the Moscow Metro network and are expected to be fully functioning in 2018.

Winners Announced for Competition to Redevelop Two Modern Cinemas in Russia

06:00 - 5 February, 2016
Winners Announced for Competition to Redevelop Two Modern Cinemas in Russia, Varshava / Spektrum Consortium + EMBT + A2OM. Image Courtesy of the Architectural Council of Moscow
Varshava / Spektrum Consortium + EMBT + A2OM. Image Courtesy of the Architectural Council of Moscow

Moscow’s Chief Architect Sergey Kuznetsov has announced the winners of the Open All-Russia Competition for a Concept of Redevelopment of two modernist cinema theaters: Varshava and Voskhod. An initiative of ADG Group, in collaboration with the Committee on Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow City, the competition awarded one winner for the Voskhod theater, and two winners for the Varshava theater. The organizer of the competition is the agency for strategic development "CENTER."

WALL Designs New Paveletskaya Transit Hub for Moscow

08:00 - 4 February, 2016
WALL Designs New Paveletskaya Transit Hub for Moscow, Logistics level. View of the inclined part of the square. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau
Logistics level. View of the inclined part of the square. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau

Over the past 20 years, the urban environment of Moscow's Paveletskaya Central Station has been degrading, suspending potential development of the area. Early in 2015, it was placed on a list of 256 transport hubs to be developed in Moscow, resulting in the Paveletskaya hub –- a proposal by WALL Architectural Bureau to redevelop the train station.

House without Borders / Architectural Studio Chado

19:00 - 26 January, 2016
House without Borders / Architectural Studio Chado, © Inna Kablukov
© Inna Kablukov

© Inna Kablukov © Inna Kablukov © Inna Kablukov © Inna Kablukov +12

Double House / Bokarev Architects

02:00 - 15 January, 2016
Double House / Bokarev Architects, © Bokarev Architects - Maxim Denisenko
© Bokarev Architects - Maxim Denisenko

© Bokarev Architects - Artem Rich © Bokarev Architects - Maxim Denisenko © Bokarev Architects - Ilya Bokarev © Bokarev Architects - Artem Rich +21

Villa Rastorguyevo / Gikalo Kuptsov Architects

05:00 - 9 January, 2016
Villa Rastorguyevo / Gikalo Kuptsov Architects, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergey Gikalo, Alexander Kuptsov, Anton Fedulov
  • Structural engineer

    Sergey Bogoslovskiy
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +50

UNSTABLE’s P-Cube Illuminates VDNKh Park in Moscow

06:00 - 31 December, 2015
UNSTABLE’s P-Cube Illuminates VDNKh Park in Moscow, Courtesy of Marcos Zotes
Courtesy of Marcos Zotes

Commissioned by the Polytechnic Museum, P-Cube by Marcos Zotes and his studio UNSTABLE is a temporary pavilion at the center of VDNKh Park in MoscowRussia. The project is a nine-meter tall, nine-meter wide cubic structure, that uses a scaffolding system covered in translucent fabric to create an experience that changes with the time of day.

Courtesy of Marcos Zotes Courtesy of Marcos Zotes Courtesy of Marcos Zotes Courtesy of Marcos Zotes +21

KCAP and ORANGE Architects Win St. Petersburg Island Competition

06:00 - 30 December, 2015
KCAP and ORANGE Architects Win St. Petersburg Island Competition , Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects
Courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects

A team composed of KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects has been awarded first place in a competition to design the western-most tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 15 hectare site will become a new part of the city of St. Petersburg, extending it into the Gulf of Finland through a new variety of urban functions. Thus, the project symbolizes the “new face of St. Petersburg as an entrance of the city from the water.”

Beauty Parlour / Crosby Studios

02:00 - 25 December, 2015
Beauty Parlour / Crosby Studios, © Gleb Leonov
© Gleb Leonov
  • Architects

  • Location

    per. Sverchkov, 10, Moskva, Russia, 101000
  • Architects in Charge

    Olga Boris, Dmitry Vorontsov
  • Chief Architect

    Harry Nuriev
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Gleb Leonov © Gleb Leonov © Gleb Leonov © Gleb Leonov +33

Plywood Apartment / Alexey Rozenberg

13:00 - 5 December, 2015
Plywood Apartment  / Alexey Rozenberg, © Victor Chernishev
© Victor Chernishev

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev +18

The House of Architect Alexey Ilyin / Alexey Ilyin

05:00 - 29 November, 2015
The House of Architect Alexey Ilyin / Alexey Ilyin, © Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pushkino, Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexey Ilyin
  • Area

    210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko +26

Call for Applications: Space for Future Education Workshop in Russia

07:30 - 23 November, 2015
Call for Applications: Space for Future Education Workshop in Russia

Contemporary education is changing rapidly and is evolving in response to the changing demands of society and technology development. The classical model where a professor stands at a lecturing desk and students sit in the auditorium has lost its relevance. New educational technologies are calling for a new approach to classroom setup and modern architecture has to come up with an adequate response.

Belyayevo Forever: How Mid-Century Soviet Microrayons Question Our Notions of Preservation

10:30 - 14 November, 2015
Belyayevo, which was based on the example set by the Ninth Quarter of Cheryomushki. Image © Max Avdeev
Belyayevo, which was based on the example set by the Ninth Quarter of Cheryomushki. Image © Max Avdeev

What are the characteristics of preservation-worthy architecture? In his book "Belyayevo Forever: A Soviet Microrayon on its Way to the UNESCO List," Kuba Snopek finds uniqueness in the seemingly generic Belyayevo microrayon, and argues that in spite of its pattern-book design it is worthy of protection. In this excerpt from the book's first chapter, Snopek examines Belyayevo's predecessor - the Ninth Quarter of Cheryomushki, which was constructed in the 1950s as an experiment that would transform Soviet housing policy - finding it to be a place which challenges our preconceived notions about architectural heritage.

A foreigner’s first contact with Moscow might begin with Google Earth. Its virtual tour through Russia’s capital starts with a view of its radial-concentric plan: loops of circular roads radiating from the Kremlin are cut through with the straight lines of prospects (avenues) and streets leading from the center towards the outskirts. This general scheme is familiar to any European architect: many other cities have circular boulevards, straight avenues and ring roads.

Belyayevo. Image © Max Avdeev Belyayevo. Image © Max Avdeev Belyayevo. Image © Max Avdeev Belyayevo. Image © Max Avdeev +22

World Monuments Fund Releases List of 50 Endangered Cultural Sites

08:00 - 3 November, 2015
World Monuments Fund Releases List of 50 Endangered Cultural Sites , Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © IOM 2015
Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © IOM 2015

The World Monuments Fund has released its 2016 World Monuments Watch list of 50 cultural heritage sites at risk in 36 countries around the world. The list, in its twentieth year, seeks to identify sites “at risk from the forces of nature and the impacts of social, political, and economic change,” and direct financial and technical support towards them. 

The 2016 list includes the entirety of post-earthquake Nepal, an underwater city, the only surviving quadrifrons arch in Rome, and a structurally significant hyperboloid tower, among others. The Fund even featured an “Unnamed Monument” on the list, in honor of all sites at risk of damage from social and political instability around the globe.

Learn more about some of the featured monuments, after the break.

A Short History of Yekaterinburg's Constructivist Architecture

09:30 - 29 October, 2015
A Short History of Yekaterinburg's Constructivist Architecture, © Denis Esakov
© Denis Esakov

Constructivist architecture is most often remembered in writing and on paper. The movement’s two most radical and recognized structures, Vladimir Tatlin’s “Monument to the Third International” and El Lissitzky’s “Lenin Tribune,”  were never built at scales larger than models. Taking hold in the wake of the Russian Revolution of 1917, Constructivism was the result of Cubo-Futurist artists marrying their kineticism and abstraction to the social concerns of the Bolsheviks, in the hopes of using art as a platform to motivate changes in society. Viewing the museum establishment as a “mauseoleum of art,” in 1918 the new broadsheet Art of the Commune affirmed: “The proletariat will create new houses, new streets, new objects of everyday life...Art of the proletariat is not a holy shrine where things are lazily regarded, but work, a factory which produces new artistic things.”[1]

In spite of the predominance of "paper architecture" in the history of Constructivism, there is one city that experienced the fruit of this movement to an unrivaled degree. Yekaterinburg is Russia’s fourth-largest city, home to nearly 1.5 million people. It is also the largest concentration of Constructivist architecture anywhere in the world, with approximately 140 structures. To celebrate the importance of Yekaterinburg in the history of architecture, photographer Denis Esakov has shared his images of the city's architecture with ArchDaily.

© Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov +34

Sergey Skuratov Wins Competition for Multi Use Project on Moscow River Bank

14:00 - 26 October, 2015
© SSA
© SSA

A consortium led by Sergey Skuratov Architects (SSA) was selected over Steven Holl Architects and Miralles Tagliabue EMBT to develop a concept for a multi use complex on Moscow's Sofiyskaya Embankment. Planned for a historic area on the Moscow-river bank, opposite Kremlin, the winning concept calls for three "longitudinal units with roofs of different types and heights" that produce a "picturesque outline" and offers a "gentle transition" from the "old buildings to new."

Read on for a glimpse of the winning and two runner-up proposals. 

Exhibition: Russia on the Road. 1920 – 1990

07:00 - 17 October, 2015
Exhibition: Russia on the Road. 1920 – 1990, Georgy  G. Nissky En route, 1958-1964 The Institute of Russian Realist Art
Georgy G. Nissky En route, 1958-1964 The Institute of Russian Realist Art

Institute of Russian Realist Art in participation with the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the “Academia Arco” International Fund, The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of the Italian Republic, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Italian Embassy in Moscow, the Ingosstrakh insurance company, Promsvyazbank and Lomonosov Moscow State University present the exhibition Russia on the Road. 1920 – 1990, which is dedicated to theme of transport, one of the most important themes for the artists of XX century.