Microsoft Technology Pavilion / Nowadays

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Architects: Nowadays
Location: Olympic Park Railway Station, , Krasnodar Krai, , 354383
Design Team: Anna Ivyanskaya, Natalya Mastalerzh, Nata Tatunashvili
Area: 575.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ilya Ivanov

Leo Burnett Moscow / Nefa Architects

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Architects: Nefa Architects
Location: Moscow,
Chief Architect: Dmitry Ovcharov
Authors Team: Dmitry Ovcharov, Maria Yasko
Architects In Charge: Victor Kolupaev, Olga Ivleva

Area: 8800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alexey Knyazev

“Art Palace” Cultural Complex Competition Entry / TOTEMENT | PAPER

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TOTEMENT | PAPER‘s competition proposal to design an international multipurpose cultural and leisure exhibition complex, close to ’s , centers around resolving the aesthetic disconnection, or “visual conflict”, between the image of a modern European city – defined by the Ismailovo hotel complex – and the historic context of the site. Their designs (two variations of each other of which one has won the competition) do not blend into the existing cultural monuments but rather offer a modern antidote to the issues of scale, perception and “grandiose historical stylization” that currently exists.

“Community and Earth” Competition Entry / Lockhart Krause Architect

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Australian practice Lockhart Krause Architect has entered its proposal “Community and Earth” into an international design competition for a contemporary art gallery and museum of historical artifacts in the world heritage city of , Russia. Their scheme aims to “provide a vibrant place for the community” and “explores the idea of earth and history by cutting into the ground.”

LEAPrus 3912 / LEAPfactory

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Architects: LEAPfactory
Location: Mount Elbrus, Caucasus,
Project Team: Edoardo Boero, Stefano Girodo, Tamara Panetta, Edoardo Riva
Designers: Luca Gentilcore, Stefano Testa, Davide Barreri, Morena Caredda
Client: North Caucasus Mountain Club Project Responsible
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of LEAPfactory

Summer Cinema / Wowhaus Architecture Bureau

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Architects: Wowhaus Architecture Bureau
Location: ,
Principal Architect: Anastasiya Rychkova
Client: Gorky Park
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ilya Ivanov

Olive Beach / Wowhaus Architecture Bureau

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Architects: Wowhaus Architecture Bureau
Location: Moscow,
Design Team: Darya Listopad, Artem Ukropov
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan

Tretyakov Gallery Competition Entry / PAPER | TOTEMENT

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Designed by PAPER | TOTEMENT, their competition proposal for the architectural and visual image of the frontage of the new building of the State Tretyakov Gallery encompasses conceptual, imaginary and compositional aspects as well as its relation with the environment (city and the existing complex of the gallery), history and designation of the building. The current space planning design decision also implied some particular limitations and framework. And of course, the main objective was to combine all these decisions in an integral image of the Modern Russian, art museum. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tretyakov Gallery Winning Proposal / SPEECH Architectural Office

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Designed by SPEECH Architectural Office, their winning proposal for the Tretyakov Gallery in 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.

Palace Of Water Sports In Kazan / SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov

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Architects: SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
Architect In Charge: Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov
Design Team: Tatiana Varyukhina, George Glebov, Tatiana Logunova, Alexey Shubkin
Area: 10387.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ilya Ivanov

Stanislavsky Factory / John McAslan + Partners

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Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: , Russian Federation
Interior Hall Design: Casson Mann Architects
Area: 60000.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hufton + Crow

Odintsovo 2020 Eco-City Proposal / de Architekten Cie.

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With the potential to become one of the most attractive cities in the greater region, the proposal by de Architekten Cie. for integrates dispersed urban fragments and the landscape into a harmonious whole. By injecting the iconographic urban fabric, cultivating existing greenery, enabling forest to penetrate to the center, forming green rooms, and greening (planting trees) on existing boulevards, the scale of the city is formatted on a human scale. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Kaluga’s Sports and Youth Palace Winning Proposal / el fabricante de espheras + Espai MGR + A&G Proyectos y Desarrollos

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The Spanish architecture team, formed by el fabricante de espheras + Espai MGR + A&G Proyectos y Desarrollos, just won the first prize in the Ideas Competition for the new Kaluga’s Sports and Youth Palace in . The project consists of a sports infrastructure, commercial galleries and hotel rooms designed to be based on innovation and high technology architecture. This winning concept is explained as a flower that protects from the cold of the city of Kaluga and contains a set of spaces for sport, leisure, tourism and relax. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ice Dome Bolshoy / SIC Mostovik

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Architects: SIC Mostovik
Location: ,
Design Team: Alexander Knyazev, Oleg Tsymbal, Nikita Tsymbal, Dmitry Akulin, Inna Sitaeva , Natalya Temnikova , Valia Vdovina, Andrey Zinoviev, Nadezhda Egorova, Igor Kolchanov, Ilya Dobzhinsky
Area: 96115.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nikita Tsymbal, Andrey Veter, Michael Pakhotin, Vyacheslav Andreev, Nikita Tsymbal

Yandex Saint Petersburg 3 / za bor architects

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Architects: za bor architects
Location: Saint Petersburg,
Architect In Charge: Peter Zaytsev and Arseniy Borisenko
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stas Medvedev

In Progress: Pulkovo Airport / Grimshaw Architects


Architects: Grimshaw Architects
Location: St Petersburg,
Year: 2013
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Garage Centre for Contemporary Arts Pavilion / Artem Kitaev, Nikolay Martynov, Leonid Slonimskiy, Maxim Spivakov, Artem Staborovskiy

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Architects: , Nikolay Martynov, Leonid Slonimskiy, Maxim Spivakov,
Location: Gorky Park, ул. Крымский Вал, 9, город Москва, Russia
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: Yuriy Palmin

Oval shade in Gorky Park / Bureau Alexander Brodsky


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Architects: Bureau Alexander Brodsky
Location: Gorky Park, ул. Крымский Вал, 9, город Москва, , 119049
Design Team: À. Brodsky, N. Korbut
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Yuri Palmin

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