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Elena Lokastova creates bright jewellery showroom in Moscow attic space

April 19, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Moscow jewellery showroom by Elena Lokastova for Qari Qris and Moonswoon

Russian architect Elena Lokastova has turned the attic space of a Moscow office building into a jewellery showroom with green-carpeted interiors, informed by the patinated copper dome of a monastery that can be seen from the window. Lokastova was commissioned by local jewellery brands Qari Qris and Moonswoon to create the interior for this small shop,

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Blockstudio creates Parisian ambience in Moscow apartment

March 21, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Dining room and kitchen of the Apartment of Basta by Blockstudio

Russian practice Blockstudio has mixed different materials, textures and time periods within this new-build Moscow apartment to create the feeling of a lived-in Parisian interior. Located in a quiet downtown area of Moscow, the 208-square-metre apartment is on the third floor of a modern residential building overlooking the city’s winding old streets. The owners –

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“Architects must defend public space” says Elizabeth Diller as she celebrates Moscow park’s success as sex destination

March 5, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0

Architect Elizabeth Diller has revealed the “stealthy” way that Diller Scofidio + Renfro creates public spaces – and disclosed how it was accused of corrupting Russian youth after an outbreak of open-air sex in Moscow’s Zaryadye Park. In a TED talk, the co-founder of the New York studio described how the studio managed to create

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals design of Moscow metro station

September 3, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2 on Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line in Moscow by Zaha Hadid Architects 

UK studio Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its design for the Klenoviy Boulevard Station 2, which is being built in the south of Moscow as part of the expansion of the city’s metro system. The station in the Nagatinsky Zaton district forms part of Moscow’s new Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line, which translates as Large Circle Line, that is

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SNKH creates pop-up cinema within “inverted Bedouin tent” in Moscow

August 28, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Pop-up cinema informed by a Bedouin tent outside OMA's Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow by SNKH

Armenian architectural studio SNKH has created a pop-up cinema informed by Bedouin tents outside the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Named the Garage Screen, the pop-up cinema was built in Garage Square of Moscow’s Gorky Park, directly opposite the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art which was designed by Dutch studio OMA. SNKH’s temporary

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PLP Architecture reveals titanium-clad headquarters for Yandex in Moscow

August 12, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Headquarters for Yandex in Moscow by PLP Architecture

UK-based PLP Architecture has unveiled its design for a 12-storey office for Russian search engine Yandex in Moscow, which will be clad in titanium to create “a beacon” for the company. Set to be built in the Gagarinsky district of Moscow near the Moskva River, the 170,000-square-metre office block will house all of the company’s staff. PLP

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House in Russia hidden beneath artificial green hill

February 6, 2020 Jon Astbury 0
House in the Landscape by Niko Architect

Russian studio Niko Architect has sunk a Teletubby-style house underneath an artificial hill punctuated by conical skylights that pop out of its planted roof. Called House in the Landscape, the three-bedroom home near Moscow is hidden under lawn-covered hummocks. The funky green roof is reminiscent of the green domed house was the house of the

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Dvekati references 1960s Russia for interior of Moscow office

January 24, 2020 Ali Morris 0
Rupor office designed by Dvekati

MDF tiles and blue carpet are some of the simple materials that architecture studio Dvekati has used to furnish this office in Moscow, which takes cues from the pared-back aesthetic of Soviet modernism. Occupied by a PR agency called Rupor, the office measures just 45 square metres and is set inside a constructivist-style house that

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Iosa Ghini Associati counters Moscow’s “monotony” with brightly coloured apartment blocks

December 27, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Muscovite neighborhood by Iosa Ghini Associati and Mosproekt-3

Italian architecture studio Iosa Ghini Associati has worked with Russian firm Mosproekt-3 to complete  47 high-rise buildings clad with colourful panels on the outskirts of Moscow. Situated in the Dmitrovskoe Shosse district, the development consists of numerous 16-story high-rise blocks arranged around two vast communal courtyards with a strip of green space and low-rise buildings in between. While Mosproekt-3

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Reflective surfaces and light bulbs illuminate cocktail bar in Moscow

November 3, 2019 Ali Morris 0
Sundukovy Sisters use reflective surfaces to illuminate Moscow bar

More than 2,000 dimmable light bulbs and a selfie-friendly fabric fill the grand interior of this cocktail bar on Moscow’s Red Square in Russia. Located in the city’s famous 19th-century GUM shopping centre, the bar was recently overhauled by Sundukovy Sisters, a local studio run by twin sisters Irina and Olga Sundukovy, who were on

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