Archinect - News 2014-07-28T20:38:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104501144/critical-irony-in-russia-s-special-mention-fair-enough-pavilion-in-2014-venice-biennale Critical irony in Russia’s special mention “Fair Enough” pavilion in 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-07-18T20:59:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pr4n22ghklghbty.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "Fair Enough" exhibition of Russia's 2014 pavilion at the ongoing Venice Biennale gives a clever response to the Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 theme that Biennale director Rem Koolhaas assigned to curators. Curated and designed by the Strelka Institute, Russia received one of three Special Mentions out of 84 national pavilions during the 2014 Biennale awards ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The Russian pavilion's 'Fair Enough' exhibition responds to Koolhaas&rsquo; curatorial theme by the concept itself: 20 Russian architectural ideas are presented, using the universal language of the international trade fair...'Fair Enough' is not a fair of products, but an Expo of ideas."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0ahf43pc7dzo0pah.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0gstehuy5w15sz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cw822mcti8nknhcs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1p6x4pwyco6qk357.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/critical_irony_in_russias_special_mention_fair_enough_pavilion_in_2014_veni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104403021/stadium-sticker-shock-costs-explode-for-russia-s-2018-world-cup Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:36:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow wants to make Russia the "center of the sporting world," but the price tag will be steep. Four years before the 2018 World Cup, costs are exploding in the next host country, with the two most important stadiums each costing more than a billion euros.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103248875/after-foster-s-departure-pushkin-museum-hires-moscow-architect-for-expansion After Foster's departure, Pushkin Museum hires Moscow architect for expansion Alexander Walter 2014-07-02T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:49:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Russian architect Yuri Grigoryan, and his firm Project Meganom, have been chosen for the long-delayed 22bn ruble ($640m) expansion of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. The new design replaces a controversial proposal by the British architect Norman Foster that required the destruction of historic buildings, upsetting preservationists. Foster pulled out of the project last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79797100/lord-foster-withdraws-from-moscow-museum-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Foster withdraws from Moscow museum expansion</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102859401/muscovites-are-voting-by-smartphone-on-whether-to-demolish-a-beloved-modernist-landmark Muscovites are voting by smartphone on whether to demolish a beloved modernist landmark Alexander Walter 2014-06-27T12:56:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:00:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20329af5d6fce96ea458eb24f943753b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Moscow city government is asking citizens to weigh in on the fate of the Shukhov radio tower, a rusted icon of Soviet constructivist architecture that&rsquo;s threatened with demolition. [...] The vote, which began this week and runs until July 6, is being held on Active Citizen, an iOS and Android app released by the city last month. The app polls citizens on topics such as street-tree planting and changes to daylight savings time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100575697/russia-s-suburbs-lack-charm-which-may-be-why-they-re-creative-hotspots Russia’s suburbs lack charm ... which may be why they're creative hotspots Alexander Walter 2014-05-28T13:58:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T15:05:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edf324d1da528f88492b740581f8912b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How exactly did the faceless tower block become the inspiration for contemporary Russian visual culture?[...] Large estates are like fractals, or a space created by facing mirrors. Building 8 is exactly the same as building 14, and its young inhabitants must perhaps have the same preoccupation: to someday acquire a similar cell in one of these purpose-built units around town. Can creativity come from places like that? In contemporary Russia, somehow, it does.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98963327/mvrdv-led-consortium-to-refurbish-historic-serp-molot-factory-site-in-moscow MVRDV-led consortium to refurbish historic Serp & Molot factory site in Moscow Justine Testado 2014-04-30T16:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T16:29:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e7levk756giddlc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preserving the rich history of an iconic site while modernizing any aspect of its design is always a tricky feat. For MVRDV, one of their latest competition wins is redeveloping the urban plan of the historic Serp &amp; Molot (Hammer &amp; Sickle) Factory...In the two-stage competition, the winning team was chosen out of a shortlist with LDA Design (UK), Ateliers lion Associ&eacute;s (France), Mega Project (Russia), and De Architecten Cie. (Netherlands).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning proposal:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqxamq2bubzvrpaw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfuirsc7k2mif2gi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8utvivrlack04t59.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4w1x95ewej59rzp0.jpg"></p><p>The project, which has a total investment estimated at 180 billion Rouble, is expected to be complete in 2021.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mvrdv-led_consortium_to_refurbish_historic_serp_molot_factory_site_in_mosco/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97733475/russian-pavilion-commissioner-for-venice-biennale-fired-for-criticizing-putin Russian pavilion commissioner for Venice Biennale fired for criticizing Putin Archinect 2014-04-10T17:58:00-04:00 >2014-04-10T17:59:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vc6nl1e1a7fovr38.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grigory Revzin, a respected architecture critic, has been fired as the commissioner of the Russian pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (7 June-23 November). Writing on Facebook on Monday, Revzin speculated that the cause was his vocal criticism of Russia&rsquo;s annexation of Crimea. In a statement posted on its website, the culture ministry said on Tuesday that he was fired due to his &ldquo;extremely active&rdquo; public positions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow Archinect 2014-03-17T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-06-27T13:00:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/by/byue2kho6rvc6rz7.jpg" width="514" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the great feats of 20th-century engineering, a landmark of modernist architecture is facing demolition. Late last month, the Russian State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting agreed to the dismantling of the Shabolovka radio tower in Moscow. This is the Eiffel Tower of Russia, a 50-story conical structure of steel latticework, shaped roughly like a collapsing telescope, designed by the engineer Vladimir Shukhov.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102859401/muscovites-are-voting-by-smartphone-on-whether-to-demolish-a-beloved-modernist-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muscovites are voting by smartphone on whether to demolish a beloved modernist landmark</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92473410/populous-fisht-olympic-stadium-for-sochi-winter-games Populous’ Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games Justine Testado 2014-01-30T19:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T14:11:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/us/usji7og995bwl2p2.jpg" width="514" height="244" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olympic stadiums are nothing new for Populous, the global practice known for designing some of the world's iconic sports venues. With the Sochi Winter Olympics a few days away, we'll give a little headstart with a glimpse into Fisht Olympic Stadium -- which Populous was selected to design in 2009 -- before it makes its debut at the Opening Ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yd194on8v8si5z57.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fmj6kvmu3egq9dw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/219a429dgwvwsk51.jpg"><br><br>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/populous_fisht_olympic_stadium_for_sochi_winter_games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92012569/a-better-look-into-the-winning-park-russia-proposal A better look into the winning Park Russia proposal Justine Testado 2014-01-24T20:04:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24a6mhlkc55oocx8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We've been showcasing a few of the finalist Park Russia proposals all week, but things just wouldn't feel complete without a better look into the Cushman &amp; Wakefield consortium's first-place entry. UK-based practice Gillespies -- who served as the group's Design Team Leader, Masterplanner and Landscape Architect -- sent us more images from the group's winning proposal.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9r0amul5xz3h9zd8.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/52hh1sgncovrz495.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ux/uxxpz7td3n56s7r3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqollvwmgj416iwo.jpg"><br><br>More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_better_look_into_the_winning_park_russia_proposal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of Gillespies.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91926400/citymakers-4th-place-proposal-for-park-russia Citymakers’ 4th-place proposal for Park Russia Justine Testado 2014-01-23T17:24:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T12:44:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mi/miwkemy4a8gxxcb6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you've been tracking our coverage of the Park Russia competition results, here comes another project! This time, it's from fourth-place finalist Citymakers, a masterplanning and city development company based in Moscow and Copenhagen. Citymakers entered the competition with Berlin-based studio anOtherArchitect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sneak a peek of their project:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqyxa285vr5fhscm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbwqkzhhqgo7m3jp.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zz94aompz88bi5wr.jpg"><br><br>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/citymakers_3rd-place_proposal_for_park_russia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.<br><br><strong>Related</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91858805/cushman-wakefield-led-consortium-wins-park-russia-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cushman &amp; Wakefield-led consortium wins Park Russia competition</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91861216/park-russia-proposal-by-2nd-place-finalist-hosper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Park Russia proposal by 2nd-place finalist HOSPER</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91861216/park-russia-proposal-by-2nd-place-finalist-hosper Park Russia proposal by 2nd-place finalist HOSPER Justine Testado 2014-01-22T20:49:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T20:49:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/au/auqgijoezfi3q8f0.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Up next in the Park Russia proposals comes from HOSPER (Niek Roozen &ndash; Cepezed &ndash; Witteveen+Bos). At the end of the international competition, the Dutch team placed in second out of the five finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91858805/cushman-wakefield-led-consortium-wins-park-russia-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cushman &amp; Wakefield-led consortium wins Park Russia competition</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85832833/five-teams-selected-for-stage-ii-of-russia-theme-park-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five teams selected for Stage II of &ldquo;Russia&rdquo; Theme Park competition</a><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mx/mxdwo6r50hcxpqt6.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6dhlkya55kbb1c5m.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5x2qein4k649umyb.jpg" title=""><br><br> Read more about HOSPER's proposal on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/park_russia_proposal_by_2nd-place_finalist_hosper/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91858805/cushman-wakefield-led-consortium-wins-park-russia-competition Cushman & Wakefield-led consortium wins Park Russia competition Justine Testado 2014-01-22T20:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T20:13:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0h14zkikqe5vrl4e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Commercial real estate firm Cushman &amp; Wakefield led the consortium that won first prize in the recently concluded Park Russia competition. The international consortium included Buro Happold, Populous, and Gillespies -- who led the masterplanning design team. The Russia Geographic Society and Moscow Region Government hosted the contest to find the most suitable architectural design and financial models for the "Russia"-themed 1,600 ha. Park in the Moscow region.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Related</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85832833/five-teams-selected-for-stage-ii-of-russia-theme-park-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five teams selected for Stage II of &ldquo;Russia&rdquo; Theme Park competition</a><br><br> Here are more details to the winning proposal:</p> <p> "The consortium&rsquo;s winning proposals provided the Jury with a masterplan and business strategy showing three main zones of the park and opportunities for investment in leisure projects for the day visitor and in the development of a strong tourism resort destination where large numbers of visitors will stay in the park.</p> <p> The business strategy shows a 12-year investment period, principally by the private sector, and Cushman &amp; Wakefield show how viable development projects can be marketed to the private sector. The development is to have strong &ldquo;green&rdquo; building credentials and intends to optimise rail access from Moscow and Domodedovo to cope with the large numbers of annual visitors ranging up to a potential 10 million per annum.&nbsp; Russian cultural experts NEBA directed the unique cultural &amp; heritage program of the proposals.</p> <p> The Cushman &amp; Wakefield consor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91224240/sochi-olympic-pavilion-will-transform-into-giant-3d-portraits Sochi Olympic pavilion will transform into giant 3D portraits Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-14T15:18:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T12:51:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61m9xlvf2z6ak6dr.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> London-designer <a href="http://www.asif-khan.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asif Khan</a>'s pavilion for the Sochi 2014 Olympics is essentially a building-sized pin screen, capable of transforming its facade into 3D projections of visitors' faces. Khan designed the pavilion for MegaFon, the general partner of the Sochi Winter Olympics and one of Russia's largest telecommunications companies. Visitors can have their photo taken at 3D photo booths stationed around the pavilion and throughout MegaFon retailers preceding the games, and then watch the facade shift into gigantic portraits.</p> <p> Khan also designed the <a href="http://www.asif-khan.com/project/coca-cola-beatbox-pavilion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coca-Cola Beatbox Pavilion</a> for London's Summer Olympics in 2012. Check out a test-run of the pin screen in the video below.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b6k1nbn1xx9xcns.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89005306/three-finalists-for-moscow-s-new-national-center-for-contemporary-arts-ncca Three finalists for Moscow’s New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) Justine Testado 2013-12-16T20:24:00-05:00 >2013-12-27T14:24:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gd2p0icm0z5owq6.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Strelka Institute for media, architecture and design announced on Dec. 12 the three finalists for the international competition to design the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) at the Khodynskoe Pole in Moscow.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89834468/heneghan-peng-wins-moscow-s-ncca-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng wins Moscow&rsquo;s NCCA competition</a></p> <p> Out of 10 teams in the second round of the competition, the jury selected 3 finalists:</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26550/heneghan-peng-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heneghan Peng Architects (Ireland)</strong></a><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulmc6b8gpbmcct5p.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9xidvo6kov3pvde.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2904304/nieto-sobejano-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Spain):</strong></a><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6mbnkngydripdfcm.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1d33uigjjrzc4w8.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>MEL (Russia)</strong>:<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0apdzqfjcrnxydnf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/txp8nwar2kj4kdq1.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85832833/five-teams-selected-for-stage-ii-of-russia-theme-park-competition Five teams selected for Stage II of “Russia” Theme Park competition Justine Testado 2013-11-05T13:13:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T13:24:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ys3ygbmkmtjx42z8.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five teams were selected for the second stage of the international architectural "Russia" theme park competition. The Jury, the Expert Council, and "Russia" park representatives met this past September to begin searching for the concept and financial model for the theme park. Twenty-six submissions out of 180 registered applicants from 41 countries made it to Stage I, which was then narrowed down to 18 after the Expert Council made further evaluations.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Out of those 18 submissions, only 5 finalists were selected to move on to Stage II:</p> <ul><li> BBDB: Balmori + base4+ DBA Proekt</li> <li> Citymakers</li> <li> Cushman &amp; Wakefield</li> <li> HOSPER</li> <li> Mosproject-5</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/84383713/community-and-earth-spartak-museum-competition-entry-by-lockhart-krause-architect “Community and Earth” - Spartak Museum competition entry by Lockhart Krause Architect Justine Testado 2013-10-17T17:33:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:45:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6m5ayazroce2i3sj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jesse Lockhart-Krause of Lockhart Krause Architect from Australia recently sent us his competition entry for the Spartak Museum competition, where participants had to design a new museum and festival pavilion for the UNESCO city Yaroslavl, Russia.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83211336/jerde-designed-mandarin-in-sochi-marks-first-open-air-lifestyle-village-of-its-kind-in-russia Jerde-designed Mandarin in Sochi marks first open-air lifestyle village of its kind in Russia Ashley Greer 2013-10-02T14:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:22:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8t3sks1kwn42j4e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Designed by international architecture and urban design firm, The Jerde Partnership, on behalf of Expo LLC, Mandarin is the first and only outdoor lifestyle entertainment center in Russia.&nbsp; Set within the country&rsquo;s largest resort city, between the Mzymta River and Black Sea, Mandarin is a new town center of beachfront entertainment attractions for the nearly 100,000 Adler district residents, nearly 450,000 Sochi residents, and approximately 2.5 million annual visitors. In addition to providing an important celebration and gathering space during the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, Mandarin serves as a vibrant, open-air entertainment village, a first to market concept for the local community, that will promote year-round activity and enhance the region as an international resort destination.</p> <p> <img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xniufswgjgh4gupt.jpg"></p> <p> Jerde&rsquo;s design fulfills the developer&rsquo;s objective to &lsquo;bring the world to Sochi&rsquo; with a mixture of top restaurants, fashion retail, casual eateries, entertainment venues and gathering places....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81138759/exploring-post-soviet-architectural-oddities Exploring post-Soviet architectural oddities Alexander Walter 2013-09-05T15:17:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:48:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po2182qfqs0kupbe.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Herfort is fascinated by the uniquely shaped buildings that have seemed to sprout from the ground since the end of the Soviet era. Some of the German photographer's images of these eye-catching structures are published in his new book, "Imperial Pomp: Post-Soviet High-Rise." [...] "I want to show the reputation there, the power," he said. "It's also a signal of the new Russian time."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/79797100/lord-foster-withdraws-from-moscow-museum-expansion Lord Foster withdraws from Moscow museum expansion Archinect 2013-08-19T09:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9petwph82657qyhu.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renowned British architect Norman Foster has resigned from a proposed expansion to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. In a statement released on Thursday, Foster + Partners claimed it had formally resigned from the project more than two months ago. In 2009, the Russian government approved Foster's plans and agreed a sum of $650m (&pound;415m) to modernise and expand the museum. But the project subsequently stalled.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72294463/tour-the-spectacular-new-mariinsky-theatre-with-architect-jack-diamond Tour the spectacular new Mariinsky Theatre with architect Jack Diamond Archinect 2013-05-01T13:50:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T13:29:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p3gyev0pw7pr2emb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It may seem surprising that a Canadian was chosen to design a Russian state-funded match for the historic Mariinsky Theatre. Gergiev, general and artistic director of the theatre, visited Diamond&rsquo;s Four Seasons Centre, home of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, and was wowed. When Gergiev and Diamond met for dinner the following year, the two saw eye to eye on everything from acoustics to street continuity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jack Diamond, of Diamond Schmitt Architects, takes CBC on a tour of the new Mariinsky Theatre, to open tomorrow in St. Petersburg.</p> <p> More about the Mariinsky II can be found <a href="http://www.dsai.ca/projects/new-mariinsky-theatre-russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on D+S's website</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71352613/melnikov-house-facing-demolition Melnikov House facing demolition Archinect 2013-04-15T20:45:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:31:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pc9qp2338vm99mv7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Russian avant-garde architect Konstantin Melnikov&rsquo;s seminal cylindrical house in Moscow, which has inspired architects around the world for nearly a century, is gravely threatened by construction of a large multipurpose complex abutting its tiny backyard, Russian and international preservationists say.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68021874/an-architectural-photographer-on-saving-russia-s-wooden-churches An Architectural Photographer on Saving Russia’s Wooden Churches Archinect 2013-02-21T03:06:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3fa207bed2a74986a29982a10f09185.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just over a decade ago, Richard Davies, a British architectural photographer, struck out on a mission to record the fragile and poetic structures. Austerely beautiful and haunting, &ldquo;Wooden Churches: Traveling in the Russian North&rdquo; is the result.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67094314/putin-s-olympic-steamroller-in-sochi Putin's Olympic steamroller in Sochi Nam Henderson 2013-02-07T11:44:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T17:45:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdsb8w52tv9v2icn.jpg" width="514" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"But now the Olympics is hell for me and for everyone who lives along this street. It is hell and we feel very bitter towards the government. Even if it is prestigious for the country to host the Games it is a calamity, a real calamity."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Daniel Sandford explores the disruptions, the preparations for the <a href="http://www.sochi2014.com/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Sochi Winter Olympics</a> are causing for citizens. People have been relocated to make way for the Olympic Park and other facilities, however they complain that they haven't been fully compensated. Plus, it is already become the most expensive Olympics ever, although it is argued that this is because the resort and all associated facilities/infrastructure&nbsp;are having to be built-from-scratch. Moreover, Dmitry Chernyshenk the President of ANO 'Organizing Committee Sochi 2014' argues "<em>We are leaving a great transport legacy</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66432119/jerde-designed-mixed-use-destination-in-moscow-begins-construction Jerde-designed mixed-use destination in Moscow begins construction Archinect 2013-01-28T13:40:00-05:00 >2013-02-06T23:16:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iipncqxkltdyg1yr.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The first-ever, integrated mixed-use destination in Russia designed by the Jerde Partnership, a U.S. architecture firm renowned for creating experiential destinations, is under construction in central Moscow.&nbsp;&nbsp; Kuntsevo Plaza &ndash; a vibrant new live, work, shopping and entertainment village occupying a full city block &ndash; will deliver a modern community gathering place rooted in art, nature, and urbanity. Providing a stage for lifestyle, the pedestrian-oriented center is made up of geometric buildings that vary in size and shape, and topped with terraces and undulating glass features, to create a new landmark for the city.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/wepg7lorq27690m3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The project provides a vital connection to the nearby transit line through the grand exterior plaza, multiple entryways and various street connections.&nbsp; Intentionally designed to allow the community to naturally flow through it, the development will seamlessly connect commuters and visitors arriving from the nearby subway to the neighborhoods and urban areas sur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63275173/melnikov-house-in-danger-of-collapse Melnikov House in danger of collapse Archinect 2012-12-12T15:26:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01047tbzo4z0xn7w.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The house is still inhabited by Viktor's daughter, Ekaterina Karinskaya. Ever since Viktor died in 2006, there have been plans to turn the building into a museum, but a family dispute involving Ms Karinskaya, her sister, the Moscow government and a multi-millionaire has meant that no progress has been made. Preservationists say a nearby construction site has caused the foundations of the Melnikov House to be put in danger.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63270945/construction-update-of-st-petersburg-s-pulkovo-airport-by-grimshaw-architects Construction Update of St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport by Grimshaw Architects Alexander Walter 2012-12-12T13:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xci0oqna935s0p2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grimshaw Architects reveals an interesting glimpse of the massive construction going on at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. Back in 2007, Grimshaw had won the competition for a new combined international and domestic terminal designed for 17 million passengers a year. The building is scheduled for completion in December 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61585416/russia-s-mercury-city-tower-cuts-the-shard-down-to-size Russia's Mercury City tower cuts the Shard down to size Archinect 2012-11-17T13:25:00-05:00 >2012-11-21T11:09:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bka1zssl7bulohk7.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A towering beacon of pink mirrored glass has overtaken the Shard to become the tallest building in Europe. Moscow's Mercury City tower, which topped out on Thursday, now rises to 339m, making it 29m taller than London's own crystalline pyramid. The building joins a motley cluster in the emerging Moscow International Business Centre, a $12bn complex initiated by former mayor Yuri Luzhkov as a playground for rival oligarchs to demonstrate their penile might.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61467335/the-buildings-of-socialism-soviet-modernism-1955-1991-unknown-histories-at-the-architekturzentrum-wien The Buildings of Socialism | 'Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown Histories' at the Architekturzentrum Wien Archinect 2012-11-15T19:31:00-05:00 >2012-11-18T02:55:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30ff18038b53ec7918fedf4704ea5c18.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Led by Architekturzentrum Wien director Dietmar Steiner, the curators traveled around the former Soviet Union over a three-year period in search of their often elusive and quickly decaying subjects. Focusing on the former republics&mdash;from Estonia to Belarus, Armenia to Uzbekistan&mdash;they interviewed the still-living actors of the time and foraged in bookshops for archive material. They eventually uncovered major Soviet typologies...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53722256/discovering-khidekel Discovering Khidekel croixe 2012-07-18T09:46:00-04:00 >2012-07-30T11:07:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1pw4fzkpnky5ofo.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>What About the Last Suprematist?</strong></p> <p> <em>When one speaks of revolutionary art, two kinds of artistic phenomena are meant: the works whose themes reflect the Revolution, and the works which are not connected with the Revolution in theme, but are thoroughly imbued with it, and are Colored by the new consciousness arising out of the Revolution.&nbsp;</em>-Leon Trotsky</p> <p> October 1917 opened an architectural Pandora&rsquo;s Box.<br> During the Russian revolution, the avant-garde exercises of the Cubo-Futurists, Rayonnists, Suprematists, and Constructivists, paralleled to the unmovable inflexibility of the Stalinist &ldquo;establishment&rdquo; to reveal the difference between architecture of the revolution and revolutionary architecture.</p> <p> While architecture of the revolution responds to the iconoclastic demands of the moment and creates a profusion of icons that portray a specific historical period, revolutionary architecture strives to break with the current paradigms, establishing a new architectural language that detac...</p>