Archinect - News 2017-08-23T19:37:01-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150017658/moscow-s-new-avant-garde-museum-opens-to-the-public Moscow's new Avant-Garde Museum opens to the public Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-07-15T06:25:14-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/h1/h15ydhfohrznhwqr.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As government officials in Moscow earmark Constructivist buildings for demolition in a massive project to relocate up to 1.6 million of the city&rsquo;s residents, a non-profit museum dedicated to preserving Russia&rsquo;s avant-garde architecture has opened in the Shabolovka neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new Avant-Garde Museum is located in Na Shabolovke Gallery, which is a part of&nbsp;Khavsko-Shabolovsky housing complex built in the late 1920s by the rationalist Asnova (Association of New Architects). It is part of a district with a rich heritage of early Soviet architecture and design, dominated by the famous hyperboloid Shukhov radio tower. Supported by private grants and volunteers, the museums features photographs, video footage, archaeological fragments, archival materials, blueprints, salvaged interior fittings such as door handle, and tools belonging to the tower's visionary engineer, Vladimir Shukov.&nbsp;</p> <p>"The idea for the space came from the local historian and activist Ilya Malcow, who has spent years collecting artifacts of the area&mdash;many of which are now on show at the museum. The neighborhood is unique, he says, because it was built virtually from scratch after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to house workers for the new factories and institutions.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/hn/hntg4a4wbucbwvr4.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/hn/hntg4a4wbucbwvr4.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Olga Alexeyenk...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/141374451/russian-pedestrian-infrastructure-that-teaches-you-a-thing-about-avant-garde-art Russian pedestrian infrastructure that teaches you a thing about avant-garde art Alexander Walter 2015-11-18T18:25:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:29:12-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/de/dea979ddea549f58c8c4bd41107d5670.jpg" width="650" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pedestrian crossings made up of fragments of famous works of avant-garde art have appeared in a residential area in the Russian city of Khimki, located just northwest of Moscow. Fragments of the work of Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich and Vasily Kandinsky feature on five pedestrian crossings in the &ldquo;Gorod Naberezhniy&rdquo; complex, chosen for their frequent use. Together with the zebra stripes, there are signs which provide information about the artwork and artist.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135884542/new-photo-book-documents-the-beautifully-outlandish-architecture-of-soviet-bus-stops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New photo book documents the beautifully outlandish architecture of Soviet bus stops</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138804407/humanizing-street-design-with-shared-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humanizing street design with 'shared space'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131886682/follow-the-yellow-wooden-road-into-rotterdam-s-new-luchtsingel-pedestrian-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Follow the yellow wooden road into Rotterdam's new Luchtsingel pedestrian park</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/62564361/wai-think-tank-video-g-n-alogie-d-un-collage WAI Think Tank Video "Généalogie d'un collage" croixe 2012-12-02T13:07:00-05:00 >2012-12-02T21:35:41-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/75/75sjc3c939wzzboj.jpg" width="645" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>WAI Architecture Think Tank</strong> has released the video narrative &ldquo;G&eacute;n&eacute;alogie d'un collage&rdquo;. The video displays the creation of the collage &lsquo;Cities of the Avant-Garde&rsquo; as well as one of the poems that were developed with the iconic image.</p> <p> Music:<br> Asap Rocky &ldquo;Peso&rdquo; (2011)<br> Jan Garbarek &amp; Agnes Buen Garnas &ldquo;Rosensfole&rdquo; (1988)<br><a href="http://waiarchitecture.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.wai-architecture.com</a><br><a href="http://waithinktank.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.waithinktank.com</a></p> https://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="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/q1/q1pw4fzkpnky5ofo.jpg" width="650" height="363" 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>