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MVRDV Brings Minecraft to Life with RED7 Housing in Moscow

13:00 - 14 November, 2018
MVRDV Brings Minecraft to Life with RED7 Housing in Moscow, RED7. Image Courtesy of MVRDV
RED7. Image Courtesy of MVRDV

Dutch practice MVRDV have unveiled RED7, a housing project for Moscow and the firm’s first building in Russia. MVRDV won the competition to design RED7 for client GK Osnova in December 2017, and the project has been accepted by the architectural committee of Moscow. Designed with a Minecraft-like gradient of blocks, the project was inspired by its neighboring context. As a symbolic gateway into the city center, the design will include 289 apartments with external terraces and expansive views of Moscow's skyline.

RED7. Image Courtesy of MVRDV RED7. Image Courtesy of MVRDV RED7. Image Courtesy of MVRDV RED7. Image Courtesy of MVRDV + 12

Zaha Hadid Architects Among Firms Chosen for Russian Mega-Smart City

11:00 - 8 November, 2018
Zaha Hadid Architects Among Firms Chosen for Russian Mega-Smart City, © Flying Architecture
© Flying Architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects, working in collaboration with Russia-based TPO Pride Architects has been selected as one of three consortiums to realize the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighborhood in the West of the Russian capital Moscow.

The team will work with fellow winners Nikken Sekkei, UNK Project, Archea Associati, and ABD Architects to develop 4 million square meters of new buildings over 460 hectares. Over one-third of the new neighborhoods will be parklands and forest bordering the Moscow River, with a centerpiece 30-hectare lake.

A Skate-spot near the Krymsky overpass / Snohetta + Strelka KB + Strelka Architects

06:00 - 31 October, 2018
A Skate-spot near the Krymsky overpass / Snohetta + Strelka KB + Strelka Architects, Courtesy of Strelka KB
Courtesy of Strelka KB

Courtesy of Strelka KB Courtesy of Strelka KB Courtesy of Strelka KB Courtesy of Strelka KB + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Strelka Architects & Snohetta (Dasha Paramonova, Daria Alekseenko, Khamid Taytsenov, Kirill Lebedev, Anna Khludeneva, Ivan Selednikov, Margarita Loseva)
  • Other Participants

    “Federation of Skateboarding” and “Tsekh” (Russia-based company which produces and tests the equipment for skateparks)
  • Area

    470.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Rassvet Loft Renovation / DNK ag

05:00 - 28 October, 2018
Rassvet Loft  Renovation / DNK ag, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov + 48

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Daniil Lorenz, Natalia Sidorova, Konstantin Khodnev, Marina Ustyugova, Andrew Taranuha, Ilya Bolotov
  • Interiors

    Anna Baranova, M. Kochurkina, E. Philatova
  • Engineering

    «OLYMP Design Group» (Russia), «Synergy PRO» (Russia)
  • Area

    21780.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Roof House / MILODAMALO

01:00 - 23 October, 2018
The Roof House / MILODAMALO, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Maksim Nizov, Maria Surkova
  • Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Solntsevo Metro Station / Nefa Architects

00:00 - 10 October, 2018
Solntsevo Metro Station / Nefa Architects, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov + 41

  • Architects

    Margarita Kornienko, Maria Tarasova
  • Location

    Solntsevo Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
  • Chief Architect

    Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Authors Team

    Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Mertsalova, Viktor Kolupaev
  • Area

    3935.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Khokhlovskaya Square / Strelka KB + DJAO-RAKITINE

02:00 - 3 October, 2018
Khokhlovskaya Square / Strelka KB + DJAO-RAKITINE, © Alexey Nazarov
© Alexey Nazarov

© Alexey Nazarov © Alexey Nazarov © Alexey Nazarov © Alexey Nazarov + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Strelka KB & Djao-Rakitine (Alexandra Sytnikova, Andris Rubenis, Dalia Saffiulina, Gulnara Safarova, Irene Djao-Rakitine, Valmore Rojas, Chun Wing Fok)
  • Other Participants

    Dialog LLC
  • Area

    3850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Heneghan Peng's Moscow Contemporary Arts Center Scrapped Due to Funding Shortage

12:00 - 25 September, 2018
Heneghan Peng's Moscow Contemporary Arts Center Scrapped Due to Funding Shortage, via NCCA
via NCCA

Heneghan Peng’s proposal for a new National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in Moscow has been abandoned. As reported by the Calvert Journal, public officials were unwilling to foot the $240million bill for the flagship project, which Heneghan Peng were selected to design in late 2013.

Speaking to the Art Newspaper Russia, the head of the NCCA Sergey Perov confirmed that the project has been officially scrapped due to lack of funding.

via NCCA via NCCA via NCCA via NCCA + 5

Moscow’s New Supertall Skyscraper Approved for Construction

14:30 - 29 August, 2018
Moscow’s New Supertall Skyscraper Approved for Construction, High-rise Residential Complex. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects
High-rise Residential Complex. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects

Moscow officials have approved a new supertall building that will become the city's tallest skyscraper. Rising 404 meters (1,325 feet) in height as part of the Moscow City commercial district, the tower is designed by Sergey Skuratov Architects. The unnamed structure will be a multifunctional residential complex with 109 floors. The new skyscraper will break Moscow's current tall building record set by Federation Tower at 373-meter-tall (1,226 feet) tall. Construction is scheduled to begin next year.

High-rise Residential Complex. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects High-rise Residential Complex. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects High-rise Residential Complex. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects High-rise Residential Complex. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects + 34

Lefortovo / buro5

02:00 - 15 August, 2018
Lefortovo / buro5, © Luciano Spinelli
© Luciano Spinelli

© Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Boris Denisyuk
  • Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Rambler Roof / Nefa Architects

01:00 - 14 August, 2018
Rambler Roof / Nefa Architects, © Polina Poludkina
© Polina Poludkina

© Polina Poludkina © Polina Poludkina © Polina Poludkina © Polina Poludkina + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Mertsalova, Maria Nasonova
  • Area

    170.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Moscow Urban Forum: Rem Koolhaas, Vladimir Putin and the Future of Moscow

08:40 - 2 August, 2018
Vladimir Putin. Image Courtesy of MUF
Vladimir Putin. Image Courtesy of MUF

For the last eight years, Moscow has hosted the Moscow Urban Forum, a yearly gathering for experts to reunite to discuss pressing issues of today’s metropolises. Some of the most renowned architects and urbanists, city mayors, government officials, economists, developers, academics, citizens and professionals from diverse fields and nationalities come together in the iconic Russian city and its important venues like Menage or VDNKh. But it was the presence of two of the world’s most influential men in their respective areas of influence which marked the importance of this year Moscow Urban Forum: Rem Koolhaas and Vladimir Putin.

The event is part of a long-term, comprehensive urban process in which a series of coordinated projects have changed the face of Moscow, putting it on par with other European capitals. Ahead of the 2018 World Cup, many of these projects reached completion, making this edition of the Moscow Urban Forum a special one. The Garden Ring, the Krymskaya Embankment, the renovated Luzhniki Stadium, the Gorky Park renovation, the Garage Museum, the My Street Program, the Moscow Central Circle, and the Velobike Public Bike System, among many other initiatives, show the commitment of the city to improving the quality of its public spaces. Upcoming projects such as the new Hermitage Museum by Asymptote, the V-A-C Foundation in Red October by Renzo Piano, the Moskva River Embankment by Project Meganom, and the renovation of the Tretyakov Gallery by OMA show that this responsibility extends beyond the World Cup.

Sergey Skuratov of Sergey Skuratov Architects: "I Imagine the Building as a Living Thing"

09:30 - 1 August, 2018
Copper House / Sergey Skuratov Architects. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects
Copper House / Sergey Skuratov Architects. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects

Sergey Skuratov, founder of Sergey Skuratov Architects, an award-winning Russian practice (2008 Architect of the Year), is known for his sleek and well-composed portfolio. Projects such as Copper House, Art House, and House on Mosfilmovskaya Street demonstrate his sensitivity to materiality and ability to retain his vision from concept to reality. Over the last two decades Skuratov has succeeded in producing a whole strata of world-class architecture in Moscow, far more than any other local practitioner. His projects, predominantly residential and office complexes, have remained attractive and versatile without ever veering into conservatism.

Minsk Hills / Sergey Skuratov Architects. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects Ego House / Sergey Skuratov Architects. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects House on Mosfilmovskaya Street / Sergey Skuratov Architects. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects Copper House / Sergey Skuratov Architects. Image Courtesy of Sergey Skuratov Architects + 16

"Four Nooks" - Interior of the Apartment in Moscow / Alexey Rozenberg

05:00 - 15 July, 2018
© Victor Chernishev
© Victor Chernishev

© Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev © Victor Chernishev + 26

This Public Transit Series Celebrates Moscow's Contemporary Metro Stations

06:00 - 12 July, 2018
This Public Transit Series Celebrates Moscow's Contemporary Metro Stations , © Alexei Narodizkii for Blue Crow Media
© Alexei Narodizkii for Blue Crow Media

Beautifully integrating graphic design and architecture, the newest release from Blue Crow Media's transit series recognizes a selection of the most unique public transit stations in Moscow. Moscow Metro Architecture & Design, the second installment in the series, was curated by architectural historian Nikolai Vassiliev with photography by Alexei Narodizkii. It features the most unique and influential examples of architecture and decoration across what is widely considered to be "the most impressive network of stations in the world."

© Alexei Narodizkii for Blue Crow Media © Alexei Narodizkii for Blue Crow Media © Alexei Narodizkii for Blue Crow Media © Alexei Narodizkii for Blue Crow Media + 10

8 Treasured Historic Architecture Sites That Have Hosted Huge Rock Concerts

09:30 - 22 June, 2018
8 Treasured Historic Architecture Sites That Have Hosted Huge Rock Concerts , © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/thejointstaff/35142775934'>Flickr user thejointstaff</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
© Flickr user thejointstaff licensed under CC BY 2.0

Thanks to their loud, brash, and nocturnal nature, rock concerts are often held in dark bars and nightclubs designed to withstand the abuse of rowdy fans and guitar-smashing rockers. But as musicians earn a following, they eventually graduate from beer-soaked basements to prestigious theaters, outdoor amphitheaters, arenas, and stadiums. For performers and music fans alike, playing or attending a show in a space like Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden or Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater can be a momentous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that ties together the sublime power that great music and architecture can both evoke. As rare as these opportunities are, an exclusive group of iconic musicians have managed to reach an even higher level of prestige by organizing one-off performances amid humanity’s most treasured historical sites—from the Acropolis and ancient Mayan cities to the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower.

While these special concerts have given fans the chance to experience music history firsthand, many have also been mired in scandal as local officials and residents have raised concerns about potential damage to the sites or inappropriate commercial misuse of treasured cultural landmarks. Despite these legitimate and often justified concerns, these nine iconic sites have hosted some of the most ambitious concerts in the history of popular music:

Interior AM2 / INT2architecture

11:00 - 19 June, 2018
Courtesy of NT2Architecture
Courtesy of NT2Architecture

Courtesy of NT2Architecture Courtesy of NT2Architecture Courtesy of NT2Architecture Courtesy of NT2Architecture + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Alexander Malinin, Anastasia Sheveleva
  • Area

    40.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

06:00 - 19 June, 2018
Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

The downtown skyline of a city is perhaps its most symbolic feature. The iconic cityscapes that we know and love are typically formed by skyscrapers, but much of the surrounding context is made up of other high-rise buildings. Yes, there is a difference between a skyscraper and a high-rise. Research company Emporis defines a high-rise as a building at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. These high-rise buildings play a major role in the more sprawled urban context of larger cities today.

Read on for Emporis' list of the 20 cities in the world with the most high-rises. You might be surprised by which cities made the cut.

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises? © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sajeewashaluka'>Wikimedia user Sajeewashaluka </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05'>Flickr user Francisco Diaz</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/people/88503995@N02'>Flickr user Younguk Kim</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 27