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Toropomodoro Restaurant / ALLARTSDESIGN

05:00 - 29 August, 2017
Toropomodoro Restaurant / ALLARTSDESIGN, © Saranin Artemy
© Saranin Artemy

© Saranin Artemy © Saranin Artemy © Saranin Artemy © Saranin Artemy + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    ul. Lenina, 44, Perm, Permskiy kray, Russia, 614045
  • Lead Architects

    Saranin Artemy
  • Area

    410.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Nikolay Polissky Creates Towering, Handcrafted Structures Across Russia

08:00 - 12 July, 2015
Nikolay Polissky Creates Towering, Handcrafted Structures Across Russia, Beaubourg (2013). Image © Ilya Ivanov
Beaubourg (2013). Image © Ilya Ivanov

Born in 1957 in Moscow, artist Nikolay Polissky creates impressive, handcrafted structures in the middle of Russia's vast landscapes. Mostly carried out in the town of Nikola Lenivets -- located 200 km from the Russian capital -- his works are built entirely by the area's residents, using local materials, such as branches, trunks and wooden tables. Traditional construction techniques are used as a starting point for the projects.

His work is inspiring not only because of its imposing form, but also because he managed to re-activate a semi-abandoned village through art and architecture, involving residents in the creative process and transforming the region into a sort of open cultural center. Since 2003, his work has been part of Archstoyanie, the largest Land-Art festival in Russia.

Gates of Perm (2011). Image © Tima Radya Hyperboloid / Volcano (2009). Image Courtesy of Nikolay Polissky Lighthouse (2004). Image Courtesy of Nikolay Polissky Media tower (2002). Image Courtesy of Nikolay Polissky + 39