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The bureau SPEECH was founded in 2006 as a result of long term collaboration of directed by Sergei Tchoban Berlin office nps tchoban voss and his Moscow office “Tchoban and partners” with the bureau “S.P.Project”, headed by Sergey Kuznetsov. SPEECH is one of the leading architectural bureaus in Russia. It specializes in designing of buildings and complexes of different functional purposes, in development of urban planning concepts and in creating interior decisions as well. Success in realization of projects, working up by the bureau, is contributed by great experience of work of Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov in Germany and Russia that allows adapting working knowledge of modern western materials and building technologies to the specific of project realization in Russian conditions. An important part depends on rational organization of designing process, on employees’ expertise and technological level of the office.

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The City of ArchDaily: 2017 Building of the Year Awards Exhibition

02:30 - 15 June, 2017
The City of ArchDaily: 2017 Building of the Year Awards Exhibition, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

The 22nd ARCH Moscow International Exhibition of Architecture and Design was held in Moscow on May 24-28. ArchDaily joined the exhibition’s partners this year for the first time, and together with speech: media-project they presented a special exposition during Arch Moscow.

Featuring the buildings that received the ArchDaily Building of the Year award in 2017. The 16 sites that received the most votes this year from visitors of the ArchDaily website became the focus of this exposition designed by the architect Sergei Tchoban (together with the architect Andrei Perlich, and curator Anna Martovitskaya – chief editor of speech: magazine). In order to best show the sites’ photographs and drawings, the installation was designed in the form of 8 double blocks, whose shape and color reference the ArchDaily logo. Before us are snow-white rectangular blocks with the recognizable blue window-niches, and it is in these niches that the photographs of the best buildings of the year are displayed.

© Ilya Ivanov © Vasily Bulanov © Vasily Bulanov © Vasily Bulanov +34

Six of the Best Spatial Installations at Salone del Mobile 2017

07:30 - 14 April, 2017
Six of the Best Spatial Installations at Salone del Mobile 2017, nendo. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
nendo. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

With the 2017 Salone del Mobile now behind us, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has shared a collection of photographs from Milan Design Week. From housing prototypes to immersive "digital installations", the annual design show—which is often touted to be the fourth largest of any kind in the world—this year brought together a wide range of practitioners and design companies. In Milan, unusual collaborations are the order of the day.

SO-IL. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu COS × Studio Swine. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu SO-IL. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu DS+R. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu +58

UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

22:29 - 12 April, 2017
UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress, http://www.uia2017seoul.org
http://www.uia2017seoul.org

The UIA (International Union of Architects) world congresses are a premier forum for professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the best and latest practices, visions and first-hand experience. The UIA 2017 Seoul, in particular, will promote various innovative architectural techniques and technologies among member sections and global citizens. In doing so, academic programs, exhibitions, competitions, student activities, and public outreach programs will simultaneously take place.

 

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

Sergei Tchoban: “We Cannot Avoid Looking At Architecture; Architecture Should Be Beautiful”

10:30 - 29 December, 2016
Sergei Tchoban: “We Cannot Avoid Looking At Architecture; Architecture Should Be Beautiful”, Music- & Lifestyle Hotel nhow, 2010, Berlin. Image © Thomas Spier
Music- & Lifestyle Hotel nhow, 2010, Berlin. Image © Thomas Spier

After receiving his education at the Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg, Sergei Tchoban moved to Germany at the age of 30. He now runs parallel practices in both Berlin and Moscow, after becoming managing partner of nps tchoban voss in 2003 and co-founding SPEECH with Sergey Kuznetsov in 2006. In 2009, the Tchoban Foundation was formed in Berlin to celebrate the lost art of drawing through exhibitions and publications. The Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing was built in Berlin in 2013 to Tchoban’s design. In this latest interview for his “City of Ideas” series, Vladimir Belogolovsky spoke to Tchoban during their recent meeting in Paris about architectural identities, inspirations, the architect’s fanatical passion for drawing, and such intangibles as beauty.

Villa in Wasiljewo, 2009, near Saint Petersburg. Image © Aleksey Naroditsky Museum for Architectural Drawing, 2013, Berlin. Image © Roland Halbe Actor Galaxy, 2015, Sotchi. Image © Aleksey Naroditsky Expo Pavilion Milan, 2015, Milan. Image © Aleksey Naroditsky +45

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.

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

Danilov Plaza Multifunctional Complex / SPEECH

02:00 - 15 September, 2016
Danilov Plaza Multifunctional Complex / SPEECH, © Margarita Fedina
© Margarita Fedina

© Alexey Naroditsky © Margarita Fedina © Margarita Fedina © Alexey Naroditsky +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Novodanilovskaya nab., 6, Moskva, Russia, 117105
  • Project Authors

    Sergei Tchoban, Sergei Kuznetsov
  • Principal Project Architect

    Igor Chlenov
  • Architect in Charge

    Evgeny Lyashkov
  • Area

    39385.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Vodniy Residential Street Block / SPEECH

02:00 - 18 August, 2016
Vodniy Residential Street Block  / SPEECH, © Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

© Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Golovinskoye sh., 5, Moskva, Russia, 125212
  • Project Authors

    Sergei Tchoban, Igor Chlenov
  • Architect in Charge

    Anna Deryabina, Sergey Glubokin
  • Area

    191893.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Actor Galaxy / SPEECH Architectural Office

02:00 - 22 October, 2015
Actor Galaxy  / SPEECH Architectural Office, © Alexey Naroditskiy
© Alexey Naroditskiy

© Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy © SPEECH architectural office +23

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.”

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

Russia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SPEECH

03:00 - 15 May, 2015
Russia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SPEECH, © Alexey Naroditskiy
© Alexey Naroditskiy

© Roland Halbe © Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, Alexei Ilyin, Marina Kuznetskaya
  • Area

    3260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Take A Look At Milan Expo's 2015 Pavilions on Opening Day

14:54 - 1 May, 2015
Take A Look At Milan Expo's 2015 Pavilions on Opening Day, The USA Pavilion's 7,200-square-foot vertical farm. Image © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
The USA Pavilion's 7,200-square-foot vertical farm. Image © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Italy's global commercial fair, Milan Expo 2015 opened today. The six month event, expected to attract nearly 20 million visitors, is showcasing 54 national pavilions, among a number of corporate and multinational installations, all focused on "Feeding the Planet" and promoting their national cuisine. Pavilions by Foster + Partners, Herzog & de Meuron, SPEECHDaniel Libeskind and many others will remain on view through October 31. 

Take a look at some of the fair's most talked about pavilions on opening day, after the break. 

Gary Tatintsian Gallery / SPEECH Architectural Office

01:00 - 23 March, 2014
Gary Tatintsian Gallery / SPEECH Architectural Office, Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office
Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office

Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, Andrey Perlich
  • Design Team

    M.Grishanov, A.Kozyreva, M.Rasskazova, A.Sokolnikova
  • Area

    1172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

2013 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture Announced

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
2013 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture Announced, Highly Commended: Accomodations for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer by Atelier Fernandez & Serres. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Highly Commended: Accomodations for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer by Atelier Fernandez & Serres. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review

The winners of the 2013 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture have been announced! The awards, presented by The Architectural Review and now in its 15th year, have seen "projects from locales as diverse as Bloomsbury and the Himalayas." This year over 350 entries were discussed by four esteemed judges, including Sir Peter Cook, and have led to four winners who will share a prize fund of £10,000. See both the four winning entries and the ten highly commended schemes after the break...

Tretyakov Gallery Winning Proposal / SPEECH Architectural Office

01:00 - 3 August, 2013
Tretyakov Gallery Winning Proposal / SPEECH Architectural Office, Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office
Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office

Designed by SPEECH Architectural Office, their winning proposal for the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow supports the philosophy established by the museum: preserving the national heritage and engaging in relevant dialogue with the society. This dynamic dialogue  is expressed in the architectural concept of the building’s façade, decorated by white picture frames of various sizes placed according to the pattern of the original hanging of the pictures in the City Art Gallery of P. M. Tretyakov and S. M. Tretyakov, forming the image of a wall with pictures. These are living pictures created by the visitors to the museum. More images and architects' description after the break.