Russian Character Competition Won by Concept for a ‘Dacha in a Dvor’

Winner of the competition, Dacha in a Dvor by . Image Courtesy of The Morton Group

Design studio Megabudka has won the Russian Character competition, an open contest to design a culture and education centre for the Moscow suburb of Butovo Park. Their concept, entitled “Dacha in a Dvor” plays on the typically Russian idea of the Dacha, a seasonal home located outside the city that has been a part of Russian culture since the reign of Peter the Great.

The design by Megabudka consists of a cluster of buildings arranged around a “Dvor”, or central courtyard containing apple trees and recreational spaces. As a whole, the design aims to bring the joys of seasonal rural life to the outskirts of Moscow, with a single flexible space shared by the whole community.

More on the design after the break

Office+Showroom for DK / Megabudka

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Architects: Megabudka
Location: Moscow,
Сredits: Kirill Gubernatorov, Andrey Samonaev, Artem Ukropov, Daria Listopad, Svetlana Tverdova
Constructor: Igor Zavarov
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Megabudka

Art Residence Third Prize Winning Proposal / Megabudka

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The third prize winning proposal for the design of art residences in the village of , is based on the principle of ecological compatibility and convergence with nature. Designed by Megabudka, this is achieved by architectural solutions, volumetric-spatial structures, interaction with environment, and internal physical and mental filling. This new community for artists, and all creative people, will consist of dormitories, a nursery, community center, family houses, and private units. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tube Pavilion / Megabudka

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Designed by Megabudka for Sretenka Design Week in , the key aim of the Tube Pavilion is to demonstrate how a space can be completely transformed with simple means. Created using one hundred lighting, or mirror tubes, at such a density of supports, the roof structure can be reduced to a minimum. If a mirror surface is used in combination with numerous tubes and a thin roof structure, a very interesting effect is created. More images and architects’ description after the break.