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AI-Architects' Competition-Winning Moscow Metro Station Design Utilizes "Friendly" Rounded Forms

15:30 - 20 July, 2017
AI-Architects' Competition-Winning Moscow Metro Station Design Utilizes "Friendly" Rounded Forms, Courtesy of AI-architects
Courtesy of AI-architects

Russian architecture firm AI-Architects has been selected as the winners of a competition to design the new Sheremetyevskaya Metro Station in Moscow, Russia. The open international competition sought proposals for three stations to be located along the capital’s new metro line: "Rzhevskaya," "Sheremetyevskaya," and "Stromynka." The other two winning firms included Blank Architects for the “Rzhevskaya” station and Map Architects for the "Stromynka" station.

Courtesy of AI-architects Courtesy of AI-architects Courtesy of AI-architects Courtesy of AI-architects +17

Blank Architects Win Competition to Design Moscow Metro Station

06:00 - 29 June, 2017
Blank Architects Win Competition to Design Moscow Metro Station, Courtesy of BLANK Architects
Courtesy of BLANK Architects

Russian architecture office Blank Architects have won a competition to design the Rzhevskaya Metro Station in Moscow, Russia. The open international competition searched for proposals to design three stations along the capital’s new metro line: "Rzhevskaya," "Sheremetyevskaya," and "Stromynka." Blank Architects is one of three architecture offices winning proposals for each station, with AI Architects chosen to design "Sheremetyevskaya" station and Map Architects winning "Stromynka." Designed as a sequence of arches and topped with a transparent pavilion, the proposal creates a dialogue between monumental and light elements - a modern addition to the city’s architectural identity.

Courtesy of BLANK Architects Courtesy of BLANK Architects Courtesy of BLANK Architects Courtesy of BLANK Architects +7

Call for Applications: AA Visiting School Moscow

05:00 - 28 June, 2017
Call for Applications: AA Visiting School Moscow

We start to accept applications for the participation in the Summer Visiting School ‘In-transition lab: Structure as an Urban Catalyst’. It is a joint project of Shukhov Lab, which is a research unit and educational space of HSE Graduate School of Urbanism, and London Architectural Association School of Architecture, the oldest experimental school in the UK which organises visiting educational workshops around the world each year. The course is aimed at current architecture, urban and media design students and young architects.

"Form Heft Material", Sir David Adjaye's Retrospective Exhibition

16:34 - 19 June, 2017
"Form Heft Material", Sir David Adjaye's Retrospective Exhibition, "Form Heft Material", Sir David Adjaye's Retrospective Exhibition
"Form Heft Material", Sir David Adjaye's Retrospective Exhibition

David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material, a review of world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye’s work to date, is travelling to the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. The exhibition, which debuted at the Haus der Kunst in Munich in 2015 before travelling to the Art Institute of Chicago, offers insight into the global architect’s unique approach, highlighting the ways he weaves local geographies and cultural legacies into his celebrated designs.

Moscow Flower Streets: Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

12:00 - 8 June, 2017
Moscow Flower Streets: Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition , Moscow.Flowers.Sweets Festival
Moscow.Flowers.Sweets Festival

The Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition is a part of the “Moscow.Flowers.Sweets” Festival. Participants are offered to suggest solutions for landscape and floral compositions to improve Moscow urban spaces in the city centre and its outskirts.

Open Call: Renovation of Residential Quarters in Moscow

11:32 - 30 May, 2017
Open Call: Renovation of Residential Quarters in Moscow, The Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow
The Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow

On 25 th April 2017 the Architectural and Urban Planning Competition for pilot sites of housing stock renovation in Moscow was launched. The competition is held by the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow on the instructions of Mayor Sergey Sobyanin to select the best solutions for the 5 pilot sites in different districts of the capital.
The competition is open to companies, architectural and design offices of Moscow and regions of Russia, as well as foreign consortia. Foreign offices need to have Moscow partner or office in Moscow.
To enter the competition teams must provide a portfolio confirming their experience in developing urban planning documentation for sites no less than a quarter.
The competition will have two stages. At the first stage the jury will carefully examine the submitted applications to select the best teams; at the second stage, on a fee basis, the chosen teams will develop architectural and urban planning concepts for the 5 renovation pilot sites in accordance with the technical design specifications.
Following the competition results, the development concept for each site will be chosen and become the basis for the further area planning project.

KOSMOS Architects Wins Competition for Landmark Nike Sports Park in Moscow

14:20 - 2 May, 2017
KOSMOS Architects Wins Competition for Landmark Nike Sports Park in Moscow, Nike Air Box / Kosmos Architects. Image Courtesy of Nike
Nike Air Box / Kosmos Architects. Image Courtesy of Nike

Global sportswear brand Nike, in collaboration with urban planning consultants Strelka KB, has announced the winners of the competition to design a new Nike sports facility in Gorky Park, located at the heart of Moscow. The competition asked five of Russia’s leading young architecture studios – KOSMOS Architects, Rhizome, Novoe, Crosby Studios and Xора – to envision a “unique architectural object” that seamless integrates into the surrounding park environment, creating a landmark hub for sport and physical activity for Russia.

Crosby Studios. Image Courtesy of Nike Novoe. Image Courtesy of Nike Khora. Image Courtesy of Nike Rhizome. Image Courtesy of Nike +67

Family House / Ruetemple

15:01 - 26 April, 2017
Family House / Ruetemple, Courtesy of Ruetemple
Courtesy of Ruetemple

Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butahina
  • Area

    160.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017

Interior AM / INT2architecture

22:01 - 22 April, 2017
Interior AM  / INT2architecture, © INT2architecture
© INT2architecture

© INT2architecture © INT2architecture © INT2architecture © INT2architecture +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Malinin, Anastasia Sheveleva
  • Area

    56.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Bolshevik Factory-Museum of Russian Impressionism / John McAslan + Partners

03:00 - 13 April, 2017
Bolshevik Factory-Museum of Russian Impressionism / John McAslan + Partners, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Mikhail Rozanov © Edmund Sumner © Mikhail Rozanov © Mikhail Rozanov +30

Why Moscow's Massacre of Mass Housing Is a Huge Mistake

09:30 - 12 April, 2017
Why Moscow's Massacre of Mass Housing Is a Huge Mistake, © Max Avdeev
© Max Avdeev

The Moscow government has just launched the biggest demolition program in the city’s history. Its goal is to get rid of 8,000 5-story residential buildings constructed in the Soviet era—it is probably the biggest program of erasure of modernist architectural heritage in world history. The main assumptions of the plan, as well as the press comments following it, show that we have forgotten what modernism was about, and what the real values of this architecture are.

A few years ago I published an essay titled Belyayevo Forever, dedicated to the preservation of generic modernist architecture. I focused on Moscow’s microrayons—vast, state-funded housing estates built in the Soviet era. In the essay, I explained the spatial and cultural values these prefabricated landscapes had. I also speculated about how one would go about preserving architecture that completely lacks uniqueness. The essay ended with a provocative statement: we should put Belyayevo—the most generic of all Soviet estates—on the UNESCO heritage list.

© Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev +13

Сhampionat.com / Nefa Architects

02:00 - 12 April, 2017
Сhampionat.com / Nefa Architects, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +26

NagatinSky / Alexey Rozenberg

02:00 - 4 April, 2017
NagatinSky / Alexey Rozenberg, © Victor Chernishev
© Victor Chernishev

© Victor Chernishev               © Victor Chernishev               © Victor Chernishev               © Victor Chernishev               +21

Sberbank Office / IND Architects

02:00 - 1 April, 2017
Sberbank Office / IND Architects , Courtesy of IND Architects
Courtesy of IND Architects

Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architects in Charge

    Andrey Sidorov, Ravil Murakov, Vitaliy Zemlyanskiy, Aleksandra Nagornyh
  • Area

    7000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

These Photographs Capture the Opulent Beauty of Empty Moscow Metro Stations

12:15 - 29 March, 2017

Known as one of the world’s grandest subway systems, the Moscow Metro is filled with materials more commonly associated with palaces or museums – marble and granite walls, bronze columns, and lavish chandeliers are just a few of the opulent textures you’ll find beneath the streets of Russia’s largest city.

Despite their renown, the Moscow government almost never allows professional photographers to capture the beauty of the stations. But in 2014, photographer David Burdney was finally given that opportunity. Visiting the system late at night after the metro had closed, Burdney was able to capture each station in its best light, and completely devoid of people.

Benjamin Bratton on Artificial Intelligence, Language and "The New Normal"

06:30 - 9 February, 2017
Benjamin Bratton on Artificial Intelligence, Language and "The New Normal", Benjamin Bratton introducing The New Normal in Moscow. Image © Egor Slizyak
Benjamin Bratton introducing The New Normal in Moscow. Image © Egor Slizyak

Benjamin Bratton, Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Center for Design at the University of California, San Diego, is the new Programme Director at Moscow's Strelka Institute. The New Normal is based on the premise that "something has shifted. [...] We are making new worlds faster than we can keep track of them, and the pace is unlikely to slow."

Have our technologies have advanced beyond our ability to conceptualize their implications? "One impulse," the course advocates, "is to pull the emergency brake and to try put all the genies back in the bottle." According to Bratton, this is hopeless. "Better instead to invest in emergence, in contingency: to map The New Normal for what it is, and to shape it toward what it should be."

Orange Business Services Office / T+T Architects

03:00 - 15 January, 2017
Orange Business Services Office / T+T Architects, © Dmitriy Yagovkin
© Dmitriy Yagovkin

© Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    1st Красногвардейский проезд 15, Mercury City Tower, Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergey Truhanov, Voevodina Polina, Parfenova Yuliya, Denisova Galina, Trusova Olga.
  • Area

    5300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

35m2 Flat / Studio Bazi

03:00 - 3 January, 2017
35m2 Flat / Studio Bazi, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alireza Nemati
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs