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UNK project Wins Competition for Atomic Energy Pavilion in Moscow

12:00 - 17 February, 2016
UNK project Wins Competition for Atomic Energy Pavilion in Moscow, Courtesy of UNK project
Courtesy of UNK project

Architectural design office UNK project has won a competition to design the Atomic Energy Pavilion in Moscow’s Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH), an area that has been in the process of redevelopment and growth since 2013. The pavilion aims to share the “history of the native nuclear industry” and its “contribution into modern economic development," according to competition organizer ROSATOM.

Of the six competition entries to advance to the final stage, the UNK project design, was the only that “decided not to pursue the literal associations with the atom and atomic energy in the hardware of the pavilion, but rather dispersed it in its software," according to the architects.

Lotus Multifunctional Complex / SPEECH

02:00 - 10 February, 2016
Lotus Multifunctional Complex / SPEECH, © Alexey Naroditskiy
© Alexey Naroditskiy

© Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy © MR Group © Alexey Naroditskiy +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Odesskaya ul., 2, Moskva, Russia, 117638
  • Authors

    Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov, Aleksey Iliyn
  • Architects in charge

    A.Borisov, L.Trishkina, G.Chembaeva
  • Area

    152448.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

Wasp House / Tropical Space

22:00 - 20 January, 2016
Wasp House / Tropical Space, © Quang Dam
© Quang Dam

© Quang Dam © Quang Dam © Quang Dam © Quang Dam +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh 70000, Vietnam
  • Design Team

    Nguyen Hai Long, Tran Thi Ngu Ngon, Nguyen Anh Duc, Trinh Thanh Tu, Nguyen Thi Thuy
  • Area

    73.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Villa Rastorguyevo / Gikalo Kuptsov Architects

06:00 - 9 January, 2016
Villa Rastorguyevo / Gikalo Kuptsov Architects, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergey Gikalo, Alexander Kuptsov, Anton Fedulov
  • Structural engineer

    Sergey Bogoslovskiy
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pushkino, Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexey Ilyin
  • Area

    210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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.

House in Duhanino / Alexey Rozenberg

02:00 - 1 November, 2015
House in Duhanino / Alexey Rozenberg, © Konstantin Dubovets
© Konstantin Dubovets

© Konstantin Dubovets © Konstantin Dubovets © Konstantin Dubovets © Konstantin Dubovets +16