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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 / NT2architecture

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

Luzhniki Stadium / SPEECH

05:00 - 19 June, 2018
Luzhniki Stadium / SPEECH, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Dmitry Chistoprudov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Dmitry Chistoprudov + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    ul. Luzhniki, 24 строение 2, Moskva, Russia
  • General Design and Planning

    Mosinzhproekt
  • Architecture, Technology, Site Plan

    Speech Architects
  • Graphic Design

    Art Lebedev Studio
  • Area

    221000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Garage Museum Headquarters / FORM

11:00 - 11 June, 2018
Garage Museum Headquarters / FORM, © Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

© Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Olga Treivas, Vera Odyn, Polina Litvinenko, Maria Zlobina, Crispijn van Sas, Natalia Samohina
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Dogchitecture: WE Architecture Designs a Center That Challenges Traditional Animal Shelters

08:00 - 15 May, 2018
Dogchitecture: WE Architecture Designs a Center That Challenges Traditional Animal Shelters, Courtesy of WE Architecture
Courtesy of WE Architecture

Copenhagen firm WE Architecture has completed a proposal for a “Dog Center” in Moscow that challenges traditional notions of animal shelters. Nestled in the countryside, the one-story pavilion will rely on a series of courtyards divided by pergolas that disappear into the landscape. The firm notes that the courtyards, which provide enclosed outdoor space for the dogs, allow the center “to avoid the 'jail-like' fencing which is often associated with dog shelters."

Courtesy of WE Architecture Courtesy of WE Architecture Courtesy of WE Architecture Courtesy of WE Architecture + 12

IND Architects to Renovate Historic Water Tower in Moscow

12:00 - 5 May, 2018
IND Architects to Renovate Historic Water Tower in Moscow, Courtesy of IND Architects
Courtesy of IND Architects

IND Architects has plans to transform the symbolic Shcherbinka water tower in Moscow, Russia into a revitalized area for residents to socialize. Since the water tower has been only slightly altered over time with the overall form and silhouette remaining the same, the design team has decided to create a place that will both aim to recall old memories and create new ones. 

Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects + 21

Copenhagen Spirit / buro5

05:00 - 15 April, 2018
Copenhagen Spirit / buro5, © Luciano Spinelli
© Luciano Spinelli

© Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli © Luciano Spinelli + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architect

    Boris Denisyuk
  • Area

    57.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid’s Only Private Residential Project Rises Above A Russian Forest

14:00 - 10 April, 2018
Zaha Hadid’s Only Private Residential Project Rises Above A Russian Forest, Courtesy of OKO Group
Courtesy of OKO Group

On a hillside forest outside of Moscow, amongst 65-foot-high (20-meter-high) pine and birch trees, sits the only private house to be designed and built by Zaha Hadid in her lifetime. With a form defined by its natural surroundings, the Capital Hill Residence is divided into two components, one merging with the sloping hillside, and another “floating” 72 feet (22 meters) above ground to unlock spectacular views across the Russian forested landscape.

Courtesy of OKO Group Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of OKO Group Courtesy of OKO Group + 6

Kindergarten Vashavskoye Hwy 141 / Buromoscow

02:00 - 10 April, 2018
Kindergarten Vashavskoye Hwy 141 / Buromoscow, © Serafima Telkanova
© Serafima Telkanova

© Serafima Telkanova © Serafima Telkanova © Vlad Feoktistov © Serafima Telkanova + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    ulia Burdova, Olga Aleksakova, Jezi Stankevic, Olga Vlasenko
  • Team

    Maria Serova, Anastasia Fedoseeva, Timur Magichev, Vasily Goncharov, Nelya Sabirova
  • Area

    3780.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Herzog & de Meuron Designs "Horizontal Skyscraper" Above Historic Moscow Brewery

12:22 - 21 March, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron Designs "Horizontal Skyscraper" Above Historic Moscow Brewery, Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron has released images of their proposed scheme for the redevelopment of an old brewery site on the banks of the Moscow River. The Badaevskiy Brewery project will see the transformation of a largely abandoned cluster of historic, industrial buildings, a delicate restoration project contrasting with the contemporary addition of a residential “Horizontal Skyscraper.” With this bold addition elevated on tall, slender stilts, a new ground-level public park is created to strengthen ties between the brewery site and adjacent river.

Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron + 5

33 m² flat / Studio Bazi

02:00 - 27 February, 2018
33 m² flat  / Studio Bazi, © Polina Poludkina
© Polina Poludkina

© Polina Poludkina © Polina Poludkina © Polina Poludkina © Polina Poludkina + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alireza Nemati
  • Area

    33.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The 10 Tallest Uncompleted Skyscrapers

09:30 - 26 February, 2018
The 10 Tallest Uncompleted Skyscrapers, © Santiago Calatrava
© Santiago Calatrava

We all know a little about the world's tallest buildings—those engineering feats which define their cities and become symbols of human achievement—but what of the buildings that never took their planned place in their respective skylines? In 2014, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) released a report listing the 20 tallest buildings that were never completed (an up-to-date list is also maintained on their website here). In order to be considered "never completed," all of the buildings in the report had begun site work, but construction was completely halted with no reports indicating it will continue. Read on to find out the top 10 tallest uncompleted buildings in 2018 after the break.

Rem Koolhaas to Lead OMA's Transformation of the New Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

14:00 - 20 February, 2018
Rem Koolhaas to Lead OMA's Transformation of the New Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, © OMA
© OMA

OMA has revealed plans for the renovation of the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val in Moscow that will increase the accessibility and visibility of the gallery’s four sectors. Led by Rem Koolhaas, the scheme will use color and material to create a new visual identity and to establish a new link to the Moscow River.

© OMA © OMA © OMA © OMA + 7

Steven Holl Architects Create New Residential Typology on Moscow Paratrooper Site

12:00 - 25 January, 2018
Steven Holl Architects Create New Residential Typology on Moscow Paratrooper Site, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects/Art-group Kamen
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects/Art-group Kamen

Steven Holl Architects, in collaboration with Art-group Kamen, has been selected as the winners of an international competition to design a new mixed-use residential development in the Tushino district of Moscow, Russia, beating out proposals from Fuksas Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects, Mad Global, and Tsimailo, Lyashenko & Partners.

Comprising housing, social spaces and educational facilities, the design of the complex draws inspiration from its historic site, a former paratrooper airfield. In response, Steven Holl Architects proposed a completely new building typology, “Parachute Hybrids,” which “combines residential bar and slab structures with supplemental programming suspended in sections above, like parachutes frozen in the sky.”

Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects/Art-group Kamen Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects/Art-group Kamen Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects/Art-group Kamen Courtesy of Steven Holl + 8

MVRDV References Moscow's Historic Architecture with Competition-Winning Mixed-Use Design

10:50 - 22 January, 2018
MVRDV References Moscow's Historic Architecture with Competition-Winning Mixed-Use Design, Winter Street View. Image © MVRDV
Winter Street View. Image © MVRDV

MVRDV has been selected as the winner of an international competition for a new mixed-use complex to be located near several important historic buildings in the city center of Moscow, Russia. Known as Silhouette, the complex will pack 52,000 square meters (560,000 square feet) of commercial, retail and residential space into its pixelated, geometric volume. 

Call for Submissions: Glass in Architecture, Archglass

16:57 - 17 January, 2018
Call for Submissions: Glass in Architecture, Archglass, Glass in architecture, Archglass
Glass in architecture, Archglass

The Union of Architects of Russia calls for submissions to the Sixth "Glass in architecture" awards for 2018. It will be held on April, 18-19, 2018 within the framework of the Forum of the architectural glass industry, "ArchGlass 2018," in Moscow at the Central House of Architects.

Open International Competition for Development of the Architectural and Artistic Concept of Moscow Metro Stations

11:51 - 17 January, 2018
Open International Competition for Development of the Architectural and Artistic Concept of Moscow Metro Stations, Agency for Strategic Development CENTER
Agency for Strategic Development CENTER

The main objective of the Competition is to find the unique architectural-artistic solutions for interiors of passenger areas and entrance halls of the two new metro stations - “Nagatinsky zaton” and “Klenoviy bulvar”. These are the stations of the Third interchange circuit and will be located in South administrative district of Moscow.

The competition concepts of the artistic decisions for the stations should blend harmoniously with the town-planning, historical and cultural environment of the region they are located in; be resistant to time; adaptable to streamlined production; adaptable for safe transportation of all population categories; and also have unified navigation