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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

Pharmaceutical HQ / Architects of Invention

13:00 - 21 December, 2017
Pharmaceutical HQ / Architects of Invention, © NakaniMamasakhlisi Photo Lab
© NakaniMamasakhlisi Photo Lab

© NakaniMamasakhlisi Photo Lab © NakaniMamasakhlisi Photo Lab © NakaniMamasakhlisi Photo Lab © NakaniMamasakhlisi Photo Lab + 28

WORLD CLASS Olympic / VOX Architects

11:00 - 8 December, 2017
WORLD CLASS Olympic / VOX Architects, © Sergey Ananiev
© Sergey Ananiev

© Sergey Ananiev © Sergey Ananiev © Sergey Ananiev © Sergey Ananiev + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Boris Voskoboynikov, Maria Akhremenkova, Anna Koskova, Andrey Koskov, Katerina Chernyshova, Anna Marchuk, Alina Epifanova
  • Area

    900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Discover The Red Square Through the Lens of Maria Gonzalez

16:00 - 22 November, 2017
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

A UNESCO designated World Heritage site, Red Square is the historic center of not only Moscow but Russia’s cultural life. In the 1400’s, this city center was a poor, blighted area until Ivan the Great called on Italian architects to help him build the Kremlin, or fortress. This outdoor urban space is now home to St. Basil’s Cathedral, the State Historical Museum, the GUM Department Store and Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum. St. Basil’s is one of the most recognizable buildings in Russia due to it’s unique domes, towers, cupolas, spires and arches. Some of the best Russian history and art lives behind the distinctive red brick walls of the State Historical Museum. The GUM Department Store makes Red Square a luxuriant shopping destination. In it’s lifetime, the Square has hosted innumerable speeches, parades, rock concerts and festivals.

Triumfalnaya Square / Buromoscow

02:00 - 20 November, 2017
Triumfalnaya Square / Buromoscow, © Vlad Feoktistov
© Vlad Feoktistov

© Vlad Feoktistov © Vlad Feoktistov © Vlad Feoktistov © Vlad Feoktistov + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Julia Burdova, Olga Aleksakova, Alyona Guk, Olga Vlasenko, Natalya Remizova, Serafima Telkanova
  • Area

    13740.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Travel to Russia (and New Heights) From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

08:00 - 11 November, 2017

Drones help us see architecture in new ways. Explore Moscow, Georgia, St. Petersberg, and Russian supertall skyscraper Lakhta Center through Timelab’s lense. With the help of drones, Timelab Production’s vimeo profile showcases a wide variety of professional video content. Travel to new places (and new heights) from the comfort of your own home by watching the videos below.

Zaryadye Park / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

09:00 - 8 November, 2017
Zaryadye Park / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ulitsa Varvarka, 8с1, Moskva, Russia
  • Landscape and Masterplan Designer

    Hargreaves Associates
  • Local Partner, Urban Designer

    Citymakers
  • Competition Management

    Strelka KB
  • Area

    102000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Moscow's Zaryadye Park Sees More Than One Million Visitors in Less Than A Month

12:00 - 1 November, 2017
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Moscow welcomed its first new park in 50 years with the opening Zaryadye Park in mid-September. Designed by architects Diller Scofidio + RenfroCitymakers and Hargreaves Associates, this new public space has been a big draw for Muscovites, with over a million people visiting in the first weeks since its inauguration.

The park has become one of the most important contemporary spaces in Moscow, exhibiting high-quality infrastructure and landscapes, as well as extraordinary views to the Kremlin and the Red Square.

Moscow’s New Pathless Park by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Artificially Creates Microclimates

16:00 - 30 September, 2017
Moscow’s New Pathless Park by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Artificially Creates Microclimates, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

As part of the series of new urban developments sprawling up in MoscowZaryadye Park is the latest to open this month in a bid to improve the city’s green space.  Commissioned by Moscow Chief Architect, Sergey Kuznetsov, an international consortium led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers has designed this new public space that encourages integration and celebrates the amplitude of regions across Russia by artificially emulating each of their climates: the steppe, the forest, the wetlands and the tundra.

Kleinewelt Architekten and Citizenstudio Envision Moscow's Gateway to the Five Seas

12:00 - 16 September, 2017
Kleinewelt Architekten and Citizenstudio Envision Moscow's Gateway to the Five Seas, Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau
Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau

Kleinewelt Architekten in partnership with Citizenstudio / Gorozhane Group, created a re-design proposal for the Northern River Boat Station Park, also known as the Park of Five Seas, in Moscow. Built in the 1930’s, the current park is supposed to act as the city’s gateway to the five seas: the White, Baltic, Black, Azov, and Caspian Sea. However, the park is removed from city life and separates Moscow from it’s historic waterways.

Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau Courtesy of Kleinewelt Architekten bureau + 20

The New Normal: Benjamin Bratton on the Language of Hybrids

10:15 - 25 August, 2017
The New Normal: Benjamin Bratton on the Language of Hybrids, © Dmitry Smirnov
© Dmitry Smirnov

The New Normal, a three year-long educational programme at Moscow's Strelka Institute of Architecture, Media and Design, is focused on "the opportunities posed by emerging technologies for interdisciplinary design practices." In this short essay, taken from a new book of the same name, course director Benjamin Bratton lays out the thesis behind the project.

Something has shifted, it seems. We are making new worlds faster than we can keep track of them, and the pace is unlikely to slow. If our technologies have advanced beyond our ability to conceptualize their implications, such gaps can be perilous. In response, one impulse is to pull the emergency brake and to try put all the genies back in all the bottles. This is ill-advised (and hopeless).

Better instead to invest in emergence, in contingency: to map the new normal for what it is, and to shape it toward what it should be.

Benjamin Bratton. Image © Dmitry Smirnov © Dmitry Smirnov © Dmitry Smirnov © Dmitry Smirnov + 10

Public Bar / Nowadays office

05:00 - 12 August, 2017
Public Bar / Nowadays office, © Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

© Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    ul. Pokrovka, 38, Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Nata Tatunashvili, Natalia Mastalerzh, Ksenia Vasilieva, Ilona Povilenayte, Daria Sutormina
  • Area

    65.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

DD16 / BIO-architects

05:00 - 9 August, 2017
DD16 / BIO-architects, © Vlad Mitrichev
© Vlad Mitrichev

© Vlad Mitrichev © Vlad Mitrichev © Vlad Mitrichev © Ivan Ovchinnikov + 30

Examining the Constructed World of the Blockbuster Movie "Ghost in the Shell"

04:00 - 3 August, 2017
Examining the Constructed World of the Blockbuster Movie "Ghost in the Shell", Still from "Ghost in the Shell" (2017) directed by Rupert Sanders. Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine
Still from "Ghost in the Shell" (2017) directed by Rupert Sanders. Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine

In this article, originally published by Strelka Magazine and translated into English by Alexandra Tumarkina, Anton Khitrov sits down with Julia Ardabyevskaya to analyse the urban environment and spectacular world that the blockbuster movie Ghost in the Shell creates.

Ghost in the Shell, a new sci-fi blockbuster starring Scarlett Johansson, is based on a 1992 manga comic and a more famous 1995 anime adaptation. In the film, humans are presented as obsessed with high-tech prosthetics, spending vast amounts of money on “self-improvement”. The story proceeds to show that the next step for humanity will be complete robotization; this new generation of human machines is represented by the movie's heroine – a female cyborg with an organic brain but a synthetic body. The action takes place in a futuristic city in which almost every surface is covered in holograms the size of a skyscraper, each and every one an advertisement.

Still from "Ghost in the Shell" (2017) directed by Rupert Sanders. Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine Still from "Ghost in the Shell" (2017) directed by Rupert Sanders. Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine Still from "Ghost in the Shell" (2017) directed by Rupert Sanders. Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine Still from "Ghost in the Shell" (2017) directed by Rupert Sanders. Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine + 7

Pirogovka Apartment / Le Atelier

05:00 - 29 July, 2017
Pirogovka Apartment / Le Atelier, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Sergey Kolchin, Nadya Torshina, Natalia Senyugina
  • Area

    59.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs