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Turenscape and MAP Chosen to Redevelop Kazan's Kaban Lake Embankments

12:25 - 9 October, 2015
Turenscape and MAP Chosen to Redevelop Kazan's Kaban Lake Embankments, © Turenscape + MAP
© Turenscape + MAP

Russian-Chinese consortium Turenscape and MAP architects was announced as winners of a major competition to redevelop the Kaban lake system embankments in Kazan, Russia. Their winning concept, “Elastic band: The Immortal Treasure of Kazan” aims to establish a "continuous system of landscapes along the bank line, which will preserve the cultural and historical memory and become a basement for future stage-by-stage development."

"The water is turning into a real living treasure and heritage of Kazan," said the competition's organizer.

Asymptote Unveils Plans for Hermitage Museum and New Tower in Moscow

14:30 - 7 October, 2015
Asymptote Unveils Plans for Hermitage Museum and New Tower in Moscow, Hermitage Modern Contemporary. Image © Asymptote - Hani Rashid & Lise Anne Couture
Hermitage Modern Contemporary. Image © Asymptote - Hani Rashid & Lise Anne Couture

Today in Moscow, Asymptote Architecture unveiled plans for the new Hermitage Modern Contemporary, alongside a 150-meter tower planned for ZiL - the city's oldest industrial area and former Soviet automotive factory. The State Hermitage Museum's newest outpost, the 15-story satellite facility was said to be inspired by El Lissitzky's "Proun" painting, which informed the building's "terraced interior."

“With so much museum work over the years, we’ve dress-rehearsed for the Hermitage,” Hani Rashid of Asymptote told the New York Times back in July. “We’ve done a lot of thinking about how art might be seen in the future, about how the museum building itself can provoke artistic responses.”

Dominion Office Building / Zaha Hadid Architects

11:00 - 29 September, 2015
Dominion Office Building / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Dubrovka, Moskva, Russia, 115088
  • Design

    Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Design Director

    Christos Passas
  • Project Architects

    Kwanphil Cho, Veronika Ilinskaya
  • Interior Design Team

    Raul Forsoni, Kwanphil Cho, Veronika Ilinskaya
  • Area

    21184.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Nikolay Polissky Unveils His Latest Wood Installation in Russia

12:00 - 13 September, 2015
Nikolay Polissky Unveils His Latest Wood Installation in Russia, © Alexey Naroditskiy
© Alexey Naroditskiy

Russian artist Nikolay Polissky has completed yet another of his impressive, handcrafted installations. Located in Zvizzhi Village, in the Ugra National Park in Russia, Polissky’s newest creation—called SELPO, which stands for The Rural Consumer Association, in Russian—wraps around an abandoned soviet building, which used to house the village shop.

The project utilizes off-cut materials from Polissky’s previous work, which has ranged “from temporary pieces of landscape proportions, collectively created […] to public art works in city parks or sculpture parks […] in Europe and in Russia, as well as museum installations.”

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CEBRA Wins Competition to Design Smart School in Russia

06:00 - 9 September, 2015
CEBRA Wins Competition to Design Smart School in Russia, Courtesy of CEBRA architecture
Courtesy of CEBRA architecture

Denmark-based architects CEBRA have won a competition to design a Smart School educational complex in Irkutsk, Russia. Their winning design, dubbed Smart School Meadow, fulfills the competition’s call for a new typology of school that combines architecture and landscaping into a learning environment and local community center.

The design integrates buildings and landscape together through a ring of individual structures connected by a large, ridged rooftop. With this roof, spaces between the buildings can be used as multifunctional, semi-covered learning spaces, activity zones, and flow areas, all of which diffuse into the central and outer landscaped areas.

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Unlooped Kino in St. Petersburg / Ira Koers + Roelof Mulder

02:00 - 29 August, 2015
Unlooped Kino in St. Petersburg / Ira Koers + Roelof Mulder, Courtesy of Ira Koers + Roelof Mulder
Courtesy of Ira Koers + Roelof Mulder

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  • Architects

  • Location

    State Hermitage Museum, Dvortsovaya ploshchad', 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ira Koers + Roelof Mulder

Interior AK / INT2architecture

03:00 - 28 August, 2015
Interior AK / INT2architecture, Courtesy of INT2architecture
Courtesy of INT2architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Area

    62.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of INT2architecture

OPTIMEDIA Media Agency Office / Nefa Architects

05:00 - 26 August, 2015
OPTIMEDIA Media Agency Office / Nefa Architects, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • Chief Architect

    Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Authors Team

    Dmitry Ovcharov, Maria Yasko
  • Architects

    Victor Kolupaev, Olga Ivleva

  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Infobox / project eleven

22:00 - 20 August, 2015
Infobox / project eleven, © Ilia Ivanov
© Ilia Ivanov

© Ilia Ivanov © Ilia Ivanov © Ilia Ivanov © Ilia Ivanov +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • Architects in Charge

    Igor Chirkin, Aleksey Podkidyshev
  • Landscape and Masterplan

    Asse architects
  • Area

    30.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Enter Russia's Tiny Mud-Clad Museum for Rural Labour

09:30 - 15 August, 2015
Enter Russia's Tiny Mud-Clad Museum for Rural Labour, © Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

Standing tall in the expansive landscape of Western Russia, the monolithic Museum for Rural Labor is an architectural beacon for the Kaluga Oblast region. Built of local straw and clay, the eight meter tower is comprised of one round sunlit room adorned with the instruments of manual labor. Jarring, unexpected and mysterious, the museum was conceived by Russian architects Sergei Tchoban and Agniya Sterligova to pay homage to the region's deep agricultural history. Defined by a stark and unorthodox form, the tower disrupts the Russian landscape while simultaneously serving as a wayfinding device for residents from the nearby village of Zvizzhi.

Enter the rudimentary world of the Museum for Rural Labour after the break.

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VTB Ice Palace / SPEECH Architectural Office

02:00 - 9 August, 2015
VTB Ice Palace / SPEECH Architectural Office, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Park Legend © Ilya Ivanov © Park Legend +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avtozavodskaya ulitsa, 23, Moskva, Russia, 115280
  • Architects in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, Nikolai Gordyushin, Sergey Popov, Alexey Evsikov, Alexey Bolotin
  • Area

    70300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Examining OMA's Two Latest Venues for Contemporary Art

04:00 - 5 August, 2015
Examining OMA's Two Latest Venues for Contemporary Art, Fondazione Prada, Milan. Image © Bas Princen
Fondazione Prada, Milan. Image © Bas Princen

In an article for DesignCurial, Shumi Bose visits OMA's new galleries in Milan and Moscow: the Fondazione Prada and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Noting that "the mythologies [between OMA and Miuccia Prada] have become inextricably intertwined" over recent years, "the purpose of [the Fondazione Prada] was to produce a range of spaces for the creation, display of and engagement with art; what results is the built realisation of a particular ethos, affording the protean OMA a return to form. And it was always going to be stylish." Bose's flowing description of the building and its spaces, which she ultimately praises as "a place which will bear return," leads into an equally compelling description of Garage for which she recognises its clear "contribution [...] in supporting, indeed composing, the very narrative of Russian contemporary art."

Yandex HQ Second Stage / Atrium

22:00 - 3 August, 2015
Yandex HQ Second Stage / Atrium, Courtesy of Atrium
Courtesy of Atrium

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  • Architects

  • Location

    ulitsa Lva Tolstogo, 16, Moskva, Russia, 119021
  • Design Team

    Anton Nadtochiy, Vera Butko, Tatiana Matvienko, Nikolay Filatov, Petr Alimov, Julia Ranneva, Alexander Malygin, Ivan Khripkov
  • Contractor

    КМТ
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Atrium

Private Art Foundation / MEL | Architecture and Design

02:00 - 27 July, 2015
Private Art Foundation / MEL | Architecture and Design, © Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

© Yuri Palmin © Fedor Dubinnikov © Pavel Chaunin © Yuri Palmin +25

Black and White Apartment / Crosby Studios

05:00 - 25 July, 2015
Black and White Apartment / Crosby Studios, © Evgeny Evgrafov
© Evgeny Evgrafov

© Evgeny Evgrafov © Evgeny Evgrafov © Evgeny Evgrafov © Evgeny Evgrafov +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Leningradskiy prospekt, Moskva, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Harry Nuriev, Dmitry Vorontsov, Olga Boris
  • Area

    64.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Pernod Ricard Rouss Office / UNK project

22:00 - 23 July, 2015
Pernod Ricard Rouss Office / UNK project, Courtesy of UNK project
Courtesy of UNK project

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Attic for an Architect / buro5

19:00 - 17 July, 2015
Attic for an Architect / buro5, © Luciano Spinelli
© Luciano Spinelli

© Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Boris Denisyuk
  • Area

    49.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Stanislavsky Electrotheatre / Wowhaus

02:00 - 17 July, 2015
Stanislavsky Electrotheatre / Wowhaus, © Natalya Kuprianova
© Natalya Kuprianova

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tverskaya ulitsa, 23, Moskva, Russia, 123001
  • Workshop Heads

    Dmitry Likin, Oleg Shapiro
  • Chief Project Architect

    Edward Rusenko
  • Senior Architect

    Mikhail Kozlov
  • Architects

    Maria Gulida, Viktoria Kudryavtseva, Olga Lebedeva, Anastasia Maslova, Darya Melnik, Maria Panova, Anna Proshkuratova, Olga Rokal, Alexandra Chertkova, Anna Rodionova, Darya Mozhaeva
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs