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

  • Architects: Ira Koers, Roelof Mulder
  • Location: State Hermitage Museum, Dvortsovaya ploshchad', 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ira Koers + Roelof Mulder

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Interior AK / INT2architecture

  • Architects: INT2architecture
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Area: 62.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of INT2architecture

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Infobox / project eleven

  • Architects: project eleven
  • Location: Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • Architects in Charge: Igor Chirkin, Aleksey Podkidyshev
  • Landscape and Masterplan: Asse architects
  • Area: 30.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ilia Ivanov

© Ilia Ivanov © Ilia Ivanov © Ilia Ivanov © Ilia Ivanov

VTB Ice Palace / SPEECH Architectural Office

  • Architects: SPEECH Architectural Office
  • 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: Ilya Ivanov, Park Legend

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Yandex HQ Second Stage / Atrium

  • Architects: Atrium
  • 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

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Apply to the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design

Top media, architecture and design school in Russia opens application for education programme 2015/16

Private Art Foundation / MEL | Architecture and Design

  • Architects: MEL | Architecture and Design
  • Location: Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Design Team: Fedor Dubinnikov, Pavel Chaunin, Aleksandra Sorokina, Stanislav Titov, Svetlana Titova
  • Area: 2450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Yuri Palmin, Fedor Dubinnikov, Pavel Chaunin

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Black and White Apartment / Crosby Studios

  • Architects: Crosby Studios
  • Location: Leningradskiy prospekt, Moskva, Russia
  • Architect in Charge: Harry Nuriev, Dmitry Vorontsov, Olga Boris
  • Area: 64.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Evgeny Evgrafov

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Pernod Ricard Rouss Office / UNK project

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Attic for an Architect / buro5

  • Architects: buro5
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge: Boris Denisyuk
  • Area: 49.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Luciano Spinelli

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Stanislavsky Electrotheatre / Wowhaus

  • Architects: Wowhaus
  • 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: Natalya Kuprianova, Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov

Variant Studio's Moscow Metro Proposal: The World’s Quietest Metro Station?

When thinking of metro stations, the word quiet generally doesn’t come to mind—with all of the train and pedestrian traffic, not only is noise produced in high quantities, but it is also echoed. With this issue in mind, London-based Variant Studio created their proposal for the competition to design the new Novoperedelkino station in Moscow, Russia. Although not selected as the winning design, Variant was one of five shortlisted teams. Learn more about their silent proposal after the break. 

Metro Platform. Image Courtesy of Variant Studio Metro Tunnel. Image Courtesy of Variant Studio Courtesy of Variant Studio Courtesy of Variant Studio

Exhibition: Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum

The first retrospective exhibition of her work in Russia, Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum provides unprecedented insight into the work of Zaha Hadid in a mid-career retrospective highlighting her exploration of the Russian Avant-garde at the beginning of her career, and the continuing influence of its core principles on her work today.

The exhibition, in the historic Nicolaevsky Hall of the Winter Palace, showcases many of the seminal paintings, drawings, models and design objects of Hadid’s forty-year repertoire; conveying the ingenuity and dynamism of her architectural projects in variety of media including film, photography and installations.

Bagritsky / Ruetemple

  • Architects: Ruetemple
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge: Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butahina
  • Area: 80.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Ruetemple

© Ruetemple © Ruetemple © Ruetemple © Ruetemple

AD Classics: Viipuri Library / Alvar Aalto

Despite being one of the seminal works of modern Scandinavian architecture, Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library languished in relative obscurity for three-quarters of a century until its media breakthrough in late 2014. Its receipt of the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for a recent renovation was covered by news outlets around the world, bringing the 1935 building previously unseen levels of attention and scrutiny.

This renaissance is nothing less than extraordinary. Abandoned for over a decade and allowed to fall into complete disrepair, the building was once so forgotten that many believed it had actually been demolished. [1] For decades, architects studied Aalto’s project only in drawings and prewar black-and-white photographs, not knowing whether the original was still standing, and if it was, how it was being used. Its transformation from modern icon to deserted relic to architectural classic is a tale of political intrigue, warfare, and the perseverance of a dedicated few who saved the building from ruin.

© Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov

Proekt Agency / Iceoff

  • Architects: Iceoff
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Area: 108.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Iceoff

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