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Brandy Distillery Museum & Warehouse for the company "Alliance-1892" / TOTEMENT/PAPER

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Chernyakhovsk, Russia
  • Architects: TOTEMENT/PAPER
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1562
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

À La Izba and Faux Stone: Moscow's Age of Wooden Architecture

A total of 150 eighteenth and nineteenth century listed wooden buildings remain under protection in Moscow today. Modern city dwellers see only remnants of pre-revolution Moscow, which stayed almost entirely wooden until the early seventeenth century. This is one of the reasons why the Museum of Architecture and Kuchkovo Pole publishing house have joined forces to release a two volume set named Wooden Russia: A Glance Back From the 21st Century.

The first volume contains stories of expeditions and research projects studying the early period of Russian architecture, reports from open-air museums and articles on religious and traditional architecture practices. The second book focuses on neo-Russian architectural style, club architecture, Soviet intelligentsia dachas, and modern park buildings. Shchusev State Museum of Architecture researchers Zoya Zolotnitskaya and Lyudmila Saigina—experts on eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture—agreed to share the stories of ten wooden buildings which managed to survive in the centre of Moscow to this day.

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Beauty Parlour / Crosby Studios

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  • Architects: Crosby Studios
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  65
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015