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Burning Bridges Installation / KATARSIS ab

© Grigoriy Sokolinsky
© Grigoriy Sokolinsky

© Grigoriy Sokolinsky© Grigoriy Sokolinsky© Grigoriy Sokolinsky© Grigoriy Sokolinsky+ 79

  • Architects: KATARSIS ab
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1120
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

House with a Chandelier / AB CHVOYA

© Ekaterina Chernysheva© Alexey Naroditsky© Ekaterina Chernysheva© Ekaterina Chernysheva+ 15

  • Architects: AB CHVOYA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Flos

Nikolay Polissky Creates Towering, Handcrafted Structures Across Russia

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 RadyaHyperboloid / Volcano (2009). Image Courtesy of Nikolay PolisskyLighthouse (2004). Image Courtesy of Nikolay PolisskyMedia tower (2002). Image Courtesy of Nikolay Polissky+ 39

Step Inside This Brain-Like Pavilion for an Eerie Architectural Light Show

Have you ever wondered what a thought might look like traveling through your brain? In a recent installation in Moscow's Nikola-Lenivets park, media design firm Radugadesign animated the inner workings of the human brain with an innovative video projection. Universal Mind, a sculptural installation by artist Nikolay Polissky, serves as the immobile backdrop for the elaborate video mapping project. Over the course of nearly eight minutes, Polissky's brain-like sculpture explodes into a maelstrom of light and sound, with carefully curated streams of energetic colour interspersed with dark scenes of manufactured glimmering starlight.


  • Architects: Bureau Bernaskoni
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  72 Area:  72
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012