Archinect - News 2017-10-21T11:50:37-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150029071/ds-r-s-high-profile-zaryadye-park-project-in-moscow-vandalized-only-days-after-its-grand-opening DS+R's high-profile Zaryadye Park project in Moscow vandalized only days after its grand opening Alexander Walter 2017-09-18T19:16:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T08:51:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t5/t5t99uliqtlzd2l3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Russian President Vladimir Putin opened Zaryadye Park near Red Square on 9 September, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, creators of New York&rsquo;s High Line, but what Moscow city officials are lauding as a &ldquo;new symbol of Russia&rdquo; preservationists are decrying as a travesty that impinges on the Kremlin and St Basil&rsquo;s Cathedral, two of Russia&rsquo;s most sacred landmarks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Zaryadye Park proposal for an ambitious replacement of the colossal Soviet-era Hotel Russia near the Kremlin in central Moscow won the international competition <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/86380679/diller-scofidio-renfro-wins-zaryadye-park-competition-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in 2013</a> with a "wild urbanism" concept.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qae1z9w83t9igfdf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qae1z9w83t9igfdf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of DS+R's Zaryadye Park project in central Moscow. Image courtesy of Mos.ru.</figcaption></figure><p>The project has faced criticism from the city's preservationists, <a href="https://themoscowtimes.com/news/kremlin-zaryadye-park-costs-skyrocketing-58971" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly exceeded</a> initial cost estimates, and already suffered a <a href="https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-moscow-zaryadye-park-rocky-start/28740525.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">major act of vandalism</a> shortly after its festive opening with&nbsp;Russian President Vladimir Putin in attendance.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yhm3d34uq1btjq8g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yhm3d34uq1btjq8g.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>One of Zaryadye Park's highlights is its V-shaped 'Floating Bridge,' extending far above the Moscow River. Image courtesy of Mos.ru.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024054/flyover-moscow-with-aerial-photography-of-the-city-s-architectural-icons Flyover Moscow with aerial photography of the city's architectural icons Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-24T19:21:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h97s397trsg73l88.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h97s397trsg73l88.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h97s397trsg73l88.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h97s397trsg73l88.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In a scene from&nbsp;<em>Dead Poets Society</em>, Robin Williams' character, the English teacher John Keating, famously climbs on top his desk to remind himself, and his students, that "we must look at things in a different way. The world looks very different from up here." Thanks to satellite and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/240637/drones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drone technology</a>, we can now take Williams' advice quite literally by looking at the world from up above.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/w5/w50gbnb71foxhkvw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/1028x/w5/w50gbnb71foxhkvw.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Sadovye Kvartaly Residential Complex</figcaption></figure><p>Using a remote-controlled drone, the photographer Denis Esakov has done just that by capturing the amazing "fifth facades" of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/59324/moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow</a>'s architecture. Photographing over seventy buildings throughout Europe's largest metropolis, Esakov flies over the city to reveal previously unseen geometries of the city's greatest architectural icons. The new vantage point exposes intriguing compositions that spark a re-evaluation of the works themselves and a query into the hidden symbolism behind the plans that up until now, have remained the secret of the architects and their c...</p> 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h15ydhfohrznhwqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h15ydhfohrznhwqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h15ydhfohrznhwqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h15ydhfohrznhwqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150007483/thousands-protest-in-moscow-against-planned-demolition-of-soviet-era-housing-blocks Thousands protest in Moscow against planned demolition of Soviet-era housing blocks Alexander Walter 2017-05-15T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T15:02:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xb/xbn45cqsslbjwhek.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xb/xbn45cqsslbjwhek.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xb/xbn45cqsslbjwhek.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xb/xbn45cqsslbjwhek.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>An interactive map of the former Soviet Union&rsquo;s Constructivist architectural heritage went online just days before the city of Moscow published a list of 4,500 apartment buildings proposed for demolition as part of a plan to relocate up to 1.6 million residents. Describe by many residents as a property grab [...] the demolition plan has proven so unpopular that thousands turned up for a demonstration against it in Moscow on Sunday 14 May carrying signs with slogans like &ldquo;My house is my castle&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The plan has also alarmed preservationists," <em>The Art Newspaper</em> writes. "Initially described as an effort to upgrade residents from <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khrushchyovka" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pre-fabricated mass housing</a> built under Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, the architectural targets have broadened and fears are mounting that it has become a carte-blanche for developers to destroy any building that stands in their way."</p><p><em>The Guardian</em>'s Alec Luhn <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/31/moscow-biggest-urban-demolition-project-khrushchevka-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">calls the demolition plans</a> "the most extensive Russian resettlement project in half a century," and some compare them to the forced collectivization of property under Stalin.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149988632/at-the-vdnkh-park-in-moscow-workhaus-design-an-educational-urban-farm At the VDNKh park in Moscow, Workhaus design an educational "Urban Farm" Nicholas Korody 2017-01-25T17:29:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:34:18-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/ot6hgwgvkdg7os01.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/ot6hgwgvkdg7os01.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/ot6hgwgvkdg7os01.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/ot6hgwgvkdg7os01.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Larger than the entirety of Monaco, the VDNKh is a trade show and amusement park in Moscow that houses, alongside other things, a slew of historical national pavilions and teaching spaces. Recently, an urban farm was added to the site, intended to serve as both a leisure space and an educational opportunity for children and adults. Designed by the Moscow-based studio Wowhaus, the project includes a completely new building and several pavilions set in a bucolic landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a1/a1964yi9u5v3b1an.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9kbgxqu0hbvs0tw.jpg"></p><p>The project, aptly titled &ldquo;Urban Farm&rdquo;, houses goats, donkeys, sheep, cows, rabbits, chickens, geese and ducks. An &ldquo;orangery&rdquo; is divided into three zones: one for hydroponic cultivation of herbs and vegetables, one for flowers in soil, and one for exotic plants in tubs. The spaces are designed so that they can also be used for public lectures.</p><p>Additionally, there&rsquo;s a cooking school for children, a &ldquo;woodland library&rdquo;, a fishing area and picnic areas. The Urban Farm isn&rsquo;t just about agriculture, though. The site will al...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149971430/strelka-institute-announces-enrollment-campaign-for-postgraduate-education-programme Strelka Institute announces enrollment campaign for postgraduate education programme Sponsor 2016-10-04T14:40:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:20:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z4/z4scngitr3iwntmg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z4/z4scngitr3iwntmg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z4/z4scngitr3iwntmg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z4/z4scngitr3iwntmg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://applytostrelka.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=1004&amp;utm_campaign=thenewnormal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/tk/tkyr1h4b9tp7gxbr.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://applytostrelka.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=1004&amp;utm_campaign=thenewnormal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strelka Institute</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>During the new academic year Strelka students will answer the question: &lsquo;What has become &ldquo;The New Normal&rdquo; in the modern world?&rsquo;</em></p><p><a href="http://strelka.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strelka Institute</a> for architecture, media and design launched <a href="https://applytostrelka.com/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=1004&amp;utm_campaign=thenewnormal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the enrollment campaign</a> for the postgraduate education program. The theme of the 7th academic year at Strelka is The New Normal.</p><p>Research will focus on the new contemporary condition, which has emerged because of the rapid development of technology &mdash; including machine intelligence, biotechnology, automation, alternative spaces created in VR and AR &mdash; and define new paths for urban design and development.</p><p><strong>The New Normal is:</strong></p><ul><li>30 international students from Russia and abroad</li><li>monthly stipend of $600</li><li>5 months from February 2017 to July 2017</li><li>for experts in media, architecture, design, urbanism, creative industries (artists, scenarists, writers, filmakers), and other fields like software studies, digital media, social sciences</li><li>in English</li></ul><p>Students will learn the met...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149959721/moscow-s-own-version-of-pok-mon-go-will-let-you-catch-famous-figures-from-russian-history Moscow's own version of Pokémon Go will let you "catch" famous figures from Russian history Alexander Walter 2016-07-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T10:16:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ul5j1o8a3f0aa0je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Moscow City Hall has announced the launch of its own version of online game &ldquo;Pokemon Go.&rdquo; Russians will be asked to find and "catch" historical figures in the streets of the capital via an app called &ldquo;Know Moscow.Photo.&rdquo; [...] people will be able to catch and take a selfie with [...] Yury Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, Pyotr Chaikovsky, [founder of the first Russian university] Mikhail Lomonosov, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and the tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich,&rdquo; [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957911/no-pok-mon-go-is-not-an-urban-fantasy-for-the-new-flaneur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No, Pok&eacute;mon Go is not an urban fantasy for the new flaneur</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944736/moscow-s-metro-expansion-moves-ahead-of-schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's metro expansion moves ahead of schedule</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935791/moscow-s-iconic-shukhov-tower-added-to-world-monuments-fund-watch-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's iconic Shukhov Tower added to World Monuments Fund Watch List</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944736/moscow-s-metro-expansion-moves-ahead-of-schedule Moscow's metro expansion moves ahead of schedule Nicholas Korody 2016-05-11T17:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/se/sekpy6mcnhwolrw6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/se/sekpy6mcnhwolrw6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/se/sekpy6mcnhwolrw6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/se/sekpy6mcnhwolrw6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The&nbsp;already rapid expansion of&nbsp;the Moscow metro may be picking up steam, if a&nbsp;flurry of&nbsp;announcements in&nbsp;recent days is to&nbsp;be believed. A&nbsp;brand-new portion of&nbsp;the Butovskaya metro line, which will link the&nbsp;southernmost stations of&nbsp;the orange and&nbsp;gray Lines, may be open to&nbsp;the public by&nbsp;the end of&nbsp;this week, Deputy Mayor Marat Khusnullin said Friday, RIA Novosti reported.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The new line will include three stations &mdash; Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya, with a transfer to the gray line station Bulvar Dmitria Donskogo, Lesoparkovaya and Bitsevsky Park, which connects to the orange line station Novoyasenevskaya."</em></p><p>Moscow is in the midst of a major infrastructure-overhaul, with plans to increase the number of stations by nearly 40% by 2020. And, if the reports are correct, they're way ahead of schedule.</p><p>The master plan includes some 79 new stations, radically changing the city and how people get around in it.</p><p>More Muscovite news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935791/moscow-s-iconic-shukhov-tower-added-to-world-monuments-fund-watch-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow's iconic Shukhov Tower added to World Monuments Fund Watch List</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141374451/russian-pedestrian-infrastructure-that-teaches-you-a-thing-about-avant-garde-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Russian pedestrian infrastructure that teaches you a thing about avant-garde art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139031170/renzo-piano-building-workshop-redesigns-moscow-power-station-into-art-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano Building Workshop redesigns Moscow power station into art site</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135802570/moscow-skaters-reclaiming-hidden-spaces-on-top-of-soviet-era-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow skaters reclaiming hidden spaces on top of Soviet-era buildings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130182129/owen-hatherley-on-the-mass-housing-history-of-moscow-s-suburbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Owen Hatherley on the mass housing history of Moscow&rsquo;s suburbs</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149935791/moscow-s-iconic-shukhov-tower-added-to-world-monuments-fund-watch-list Moscow's iconic Shukhov Tower added to World Monuments Fund Watch List Alexander Walter 2016-03-21T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:49:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4micurxbfcyir1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4micurxbfcyir1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4micurxbfcyir1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4micurxbfcyir1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Shukhov Tower, a 1920s broadcast transmission tower in Moscow that is a landmark of modernist structural engineering, has been placed on the 2016 World Monuments Fund Watch list of endangered global cultural heritage sites. Activists in Moscow organized two days of events over the weekend to observe the tower&rsquo;s 94th birthday [...] At a Kremlin meeting last December, Mr. Putin praised activists for rallying to save cultural heritage sites and dressed down officials for not doing enough.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The&nbsp;Shukhov Tower, also known as Shabolovka Tower,&nbsp;previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108102544/russia-s-shukhov-tower-is-saved-following-a-91-smartphone-vote-in-favor-of-keeping-it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Russia's Shukhov Tower is saved following a 91% smartphone vote in favor of keeping it</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List</a></li><li><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></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/139700191/editor-s-picks-432 Editor's Picks #432 Nam Henderson 2015-10-25T18:43:00-04:00 >2015-10-27T11:19:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjpxdoyqo3734oq0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjpxdoyqo3734oq0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjpxdoyqo3734oq0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjpxdoyqo3734oq0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;penned an essay on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>,&nbsp;wherein she argues "<em>the Biennial is more about architects than it is about architecture.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;reviewed the book <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138591091/the-in-crowd-review-of-conversations-with-architects-in-the-age-of-celebrity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity</a>, by former corporate interior designer turned international architectural curator Vladimir Belogolovsky.&nbsp;<strong>DTElmore </strong>was convinced "<em>this article has helped me to see that now, more than ever, buildings and criticism of buildings are inextricably linked to the characters that design them, possibly to the detriment of architecture.</em>"</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y4/y471wfmt9gzridb4.jpg"></p><p>Moscow is on a roll, of post-industrial rehab; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139031170/renzo-piano-building-workshop-redesigns-moscow-power-station-into-art-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">with Renzo Piano Building Workshop releasing a redesign - for turning a Moscow power station into an art site for the V-A-C Foundation</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139028758/neutelings-riedijk-architects-propose-these-flamboyant-golden-glass-and-steel-towers-for-defunct-moscow-auto-plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects proposing golden glass and steel towers for a defunct Moscow auto plant</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vf/vf4uh0x8vl4llvyf.jpg"></p><p>The SANAA designed arts and community center, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the River</a>, finally opened its doors to the public...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/139031170/renzo-piano-building-workshop-redesigns-moscow-power-station-into-art-site Renzo Piano Building Workshop redesigns Moscow power station into art site Julia Ingalls 2015-10-15T14:21:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T15:17:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6i/6innx23iorbt0xxk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6i/6innx23iorbt0xxk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6i/6innx23iorbt0xxk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6i/6innx23iorbt0xxk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Instead of belching oppressive fumes over <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135802570/moscow-skaters-reclaiming-hidden-spaces-on-top-of-soviet-era-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow</a>'s recently pedestrianized Red October District, the iconic smokestacks of the century-old GES2 power station will be transformed into conduits for ventilation as part of the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano Building Workshop</a>'s sustainable redesign of the facility into an art site for the V-A-C Foundation.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4u7j134jaq5k34xp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a6/a6b9eh19uy8m7fwr.jpg"></p><p>Spearheaded by the Building Workshop's 46-year-old Paris-based partner&nbsp;Antonio Belvedere, the site will fit into a 150 meter by 150 meter square and feature three main "poles": Welcoming, Education, and Exhibitions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r6woudfczmrno8du.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cz/czcl9l6skv3jz69v.jpg"></p><p>The latter two poles are conceived of as interior spaces, and will incorporate classrooms, residency spaces, and a flexible gallery that can accommodate a variety of different artistic mediums.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sz/sz0w2v3h819xyf3p.jpg"></p><p>The largely outdoor Welcoming pole will include a sculpture garden, restaurant/cafe, library, an indoor/outdoor piazza, and serve as host for live events and temporary art installations.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8o/8onzdu4015l0a6w0.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/139028758/neutelings-riedijk-architects-propose-these-flamboyant-golden-glass-and-steel-towers-for-defunct-moscow-auto-plant Neutelings Riedijk Architects propose these flamboyant golden glass and steel towers for defunct Moscow auto plant Alexander Walter 2015-10-15T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T15:23:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5w/5whqggmfjl2cogwa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5w/5whqggmfjl2cogwa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5w/5whqggmfjl2cogwa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5w/5whqggmfjl2cogwa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Developers have released design plans for the housing element of the Moscow ZiL industrial zone redevelopment. According to RBK Realty magazine, nine architecture firms from Russia, the USA and the Netherlands will be working on housing in the redevelopment of the former automobile&nbsp;factory, located in the south of Moscow. [...] The building presented by Dutch agency Neutelings Riedijk Architecten consists of 10 towers, each with a golden glass and steel facade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the grand <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/661194/zil-redevelopment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZiL redevelopment</a> scheme includes various buildings assigned to architectural firms including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/asymptote" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asymptote Architecture</a>,&nbsp;bureau Speech and&nbsp;Sergey Skuratov Architects, it's Dutch studio&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architecten</a>'s exuberant, soviet-chic, and certified blingy towers that caught our attention.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s0/s0etg0chz12pxqwh.jpg"></p><p>"The new high-rise building consists of five connected premium residential towers on top of a three stories high public plinth building with shopping, health spa and restaurant facilities," the architects told us. "The facade has a striking tectonic surface composed of diamond shaped, steel/glass elements. The plinth building is organized around a central court, covered with a spectacular glass dome. The building is located alongside the park, at the new main boulevard, adjacent to the future Hermitage Moscow museum."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ef/efg6xonmnmjbnvfi.jpg"></p><p><em>All images&nbsp;&copy; Neutelings Riedijk Architecten icw Project Meganom</em></p><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122815741/asymptote-to-design-hermitage-satellite-museum-in-abandoned-moscow-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asymptote to design Hermitage satellite museum in abandoned Moscow factory</a></p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/135802570/moscow-skaters-reclaiming-hidden-spaces-on-top-of-soviet-era-buildings Moscow skaters reclaiming hidden spaces on top of Soviet-era buildings Alexander Walter 2015-09-03T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-09-06T23:55:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dz/dz3zdtl37fblg3us.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dz/dz3zdtl37fblg3us.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dz/dz3zdtl37fblg3us.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dz/dz3zdtl37fblg3us.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Moscow's landscape is filled with Soviet-era buildings, many of them shuttered after the privatisation programme of the Nineties. Built for the people's benefit, they are now shut away off from public access, patrolled by security guards, most of whom never dream of exploring the upper floors. But it is the roof of the Moscow pavilion that brings us here. Because of its concave shape the roof looks like a giant skate ramp. My friends and I want to see if it can perform like one too.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6yv5lq9lpo4koum.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3q/3qcwy8wnsnr3agnh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5ao3lphwxohywr0g.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://calvertjournal.com/features/show/4593/rooftop-skaters-moscow-vdnkh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Calvert Journal</em></a> for many more stunning photos by&nbsp;Pasha Volkov.</p><p>In other <em>daring-Russian-kids</em> news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/46831485/skywalking-hacking-architecture-in-russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skywalking - hacking architecture in Russia</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107424511/hong-kong-from-the-perspective-of-crazy-fearless-russian-kids" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong, from the perspective of crazy, fearless Russian kids</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/135729371/moscow-russia-voted-world-s-unfriendliest-city-by-travelers Moscow, Russia voted world's unfriendliest city by travelers Julia Ingalls 2015-09-02T14:33:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T14:33:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aavsq7ai6zwtc59s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aavsq7ai6zwtc59s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aavsq7ai6zwtc59s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aavsq7ai6zwtc59s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>We suspect the city&rsquo;s notoriously bad traffic and general &ldquo;aloofness&rdquo; of the people contributed to its low ranking, as well as its culinary scene, which was also ranked dead last in this year&rsquo;s poll.</p></em><br /><br /><p>When Travel + Leisure compiled a survey of the places its readers love to visit, it also collected data on the 30 locales they loathe. While Moscow, Russia tops the list of the world's unfriendliest cities, a significant number of the top 10 are located in the United States (including <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/19263/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12384/new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103168530/philadelphia-let-s-talk-about-frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philadelphia</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/201336/baltimore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baltimore</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/29854/las-vegas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Las Vegas</a> and the world's #2 unfriendliest burg,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60372274/atlantic-city-boardwalk-collapse-as-hurricane-sandy-slams-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlantic City</a>).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g8/g8ogm66q9mequt1h.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/130182129/owen-hatherley-on-the-mass-housing-history-of-moscow-s-suburbs Owen Hatherley on the mass housing history of Moscow’s suburbs Alexander Walter 2015-06-22T15:23:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T20:49:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zq/zqghkbq81mn7wu30.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zq/zqghkbq81mn7wu30.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zq/zqghkbq81mn7wu30.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zq/zqghkbq81mn7wu30.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The ideals of Novye Cheryomushki may have died, but its methods and techniques remain &mdash;&nbsp;having managed to make some people very wealthy. Moscow suburbia is not so much the remnants of a great experiment, perhaps, but suburbia like any other suburbia &mdash;&nbsp;a place of dreams and boredom, great ideas being implemented and then slowly crushed.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/129418502/the-new-oma-designed-garage-museum-opens-in-moscow The new OMA-designed Garage Museum opens in Moscow Nicholas Korody 2015-06-12T17:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:29:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The design is relatively straightforward and free of OMA&rsquo;s usual quirky structural tricks, once you get past the sliding entrance portals. Plywood-lined steps...lead you to an educational area, where visitors can explore the Garage digital archive, and back down the terraced levels of a bookshop. Up on the main gallery floor, there&rsquo;s a big open space, currently filled with ping-pong antics...When the building is finally completed in [Sept.], a big red staircase will lead up to an open roof-deck.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art opened this week in Moscow. Described by Rem Koolhaas as "not restoring the building, but preserving its decay," the OMA-helmed intervention comprised sheathing a Soviet-era restaurant in a polycarbonate skin. Funded by&nbsp;Dasha Zhukova, the museum is launching&nbsp;with&nbsp;exhibits by&nbsp;Rirkrit Tiravanija,&nbsp;Yayoi Kusama, and Taryn Simon.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129193586/koolhaas-designed-garage-museum-pavilion-prepares-for-grand-opening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum pavilion prepares for grand opening</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i7r0yqd1i9jlw52x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vmoqq8uyr9smahn.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;</a><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rb10r3bm2o112qt.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/129193586/koolhaas-designed-garage-museum-pavilion-prepares-for-grand-opening Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum pavilion prepares for grand opening Alexander Walter 2015-06-09T19:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:17:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/an/an80p6rbloi2u4mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/an/an80p6rbloi2u4mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/an/an80p6rbloi2u4mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/an/an80p6rbloi2u4mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Dasha Zhukova&rsquo;s Garage Museum for Contemporary Art is due to open the doors of its new $27m home in Gorky Park to invited guests on 10 June and the public two days later. The museum is housed in a Soviet-era pavilion that has been converted by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas [...]. In another riff on the building&rsquo;s architecture, Garage will be hosting a conference in October on Soviet Modernism, a project of the Austrian curator Georg Sch&ouml;llhammer [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d85294xb1fkndhmr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5kbccwnt3jeycnq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/pr7xkug87mv8vuil.jpg"></p><p>To learn more about Garage's new Gorky Park building, click <a href="http://garageccc.com/en/landing/show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/129116337/the-uncertain-future-of-moscow-s-urban-renewal-ambitions The uncertain future of Moscow's urban renewal ambitions Alexander Walter 2015-06-08T20:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T19:12:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7a73rhvrhx5nauk.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7a73rhvrhx5nauk.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7a73rhvrhx5nauk.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7a73rhvrhx5nauk.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The plan was to create a new type of city that answered the needs of Moscow&rsquo;s creative middle classes. But did the exit of Sergei Kapkov, the culture minister who ushered in these changes, also signal the end of the city&rsquo;s urban revival? [...] &ldquo;Kapkov&rsquo;s reforms provided a whole generation of young creative types with a sense &ndash; perhaps somewhat illusory &ndash; that they could do things on a small scale; that there was a real fabric of life in a public city,&rdquo; said Tsentsiper.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118967683/the-calvert-journal-asks-experts-how-to-fix-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Calvert Journal asks experts: How to fix Moscow?</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/122815741/asymptote-to-design-hermitage-satellite-museum-in-abandoned-moscow-factory Asymptote to design Hermitage satellite museum in abandoned Moscow factory Alexander Walter 2015-03-13T14:09:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T09:19:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcec031f9b5953d63e846c1fc8febe86?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcec031f9b5953d63e846c1fc8febe86?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcec031f9b5953d63e846c1fc8febe86?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcec031f9b5953d63e846c1fc8febe86?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The State Hermitage Museum signed a protocol of intent on Wednesday, 11 March, with the St Petersburg-based LSR development group to open a satellite branch of the museum in Moscow, on the grounds of the landmark former Soviet ZIL automobile plant. [...] Also present was the Canadian architect Hani Rashid who will design the satellite with his New York-based firm Asymptote Architecture. Russian media report that construction is due to be completed by 2018.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/118967683/the-calvert-journal-asks-experts-how-to-fix-moscow The Calvert Journal asks experts: How to fix Moscow? Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T14:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T14:43:21-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cu5zfv5r685gap6g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cu5zfv5r685gap6g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cu5zfv5r685gap6g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cu5zfv5r685gap6g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Big, brash, and full of energy, Moscow is a city that knows how to make an impression. But for all its attractions &mdash; world-class museums, clubs and rapidly transforming food scene, to name a few &mdash; its downsides are impossible to ignore. [...] This week, The Calvert Journal considers Moscow&rsquo;s prospects, consulting experts at the Moscow Urban Forum, looking in detail at two projects in the pipeline &mdash; VDNKh and Zaryadye Park &mdash; and checking out some neighbourhoods that are already going places.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum Justine Testado 2015-01-19T18:09:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:12:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lo/lozaj9mmheo8yamu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lo/lozaj9mmheo8yamu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lo/lozaj9mmheo8yamu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lo/lozaj9mmheo8yamu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In The Wall Street Journal Magazine's upcoming February issue, writer Tony Perrottet tells the history and potential of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and its location in Moscow's Gorky Park, as he visits the site to meet with&nbsp;art philanthropist Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas. Founded by Zhukova in 2008, the Garage will move from its current location in a Shigeru Ban-designed pavilion to the former Soviet-era Vremena Goda that Koolhaas is converting into the new 58,000 sq.foot Garage Museum, set to open this June. Zhukova invested in the renovation project aiming to connect Moscow to the international art scene.</p><p>In conversation, Zhukova talks about the interests and knowledge of global culture in Moscow's youth, and their influence in shaping the Garage. Koolhaas talks about his design approach in restoring the decaying Vremena Goda amidst current museum-design trends. He also looks back to the time he spent in the U.S.S.R during the 1960s.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116722045/a-soviet-nostalgia-project A Soviet-nostalgia project Nam Henderson 2014-12-24T14:54:00-05:00 >2014-12-26T15:23:16-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5fmuxzln4av83t19.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5fmuxzln4av83t19.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5fmuxzln4av83t19.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5fmuxzln4av83t19.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>This process is cheaper and faster than restoration, and allows developers to make cosmetic improvements as they see fit. Moscow, you are a fake and a fraud.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Masha Gessen penned a "Dear John" letter to Moscow. Exploring the city and its love affair with&nbsp;anthropomorphic monuments, she laments the "barbaric destruction" and <a href="http://www.muzeon.ru/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hipsterization</a>&nbsp;of the city&rsquo;s historic architecture and public spaces.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/111417630/building-sight-pictures-of-a-post-soviet-city-in-flux Building sight: pictures of a post-Soviet city in flux Alexander Walter 2014-10-16T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:25:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcifhgs83v81efrp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcifhgs83v81efrp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcifhgs83v81efrp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcifhgs83v81efrp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In A Model for a City photographer Petr Antonov studies Moscow as the perfect example of a post-Soviet urban environment. The streets, buildings, cars and people captured by his camera are isolated from their everyday purposes and work like visual elements of the cityscape. [...] Antonov successfully captured the change so typical for most post-Soviet cities: newly built high-rises and faceless malls emerging on the horizon, ugly signage and never-ending building works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81138759/exploring-post-soviet-architectural-oddities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exploring post-Soviet architectural oddities</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T12:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:25:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3fb03c77716f29e0fcba5387e08a2d4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3fb03c77716f29e0fcba5387e08a2d4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3fb03c77716f29e0fcba5387e08a2d4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3fb03c77716f29e0fcba5387e08a2d4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announced yesterday that its forthcoming permanent home inside the Soviet-era eatery in the capital&rsquo;s central Gorky Park is due to open in June 2015. [...] And Rem Koolhaas, who was tasked with transforming the abandoned restaurant's ruin for the museum, is leaving it largely untouched.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T13:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:15:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Moscow City Hall has formally prohibited the moving or reassembly of a Soviet architectural landmark that has been under threat of demolition blamed by conservationists on real estate developers. [...] The radio tower's materials, architectural composition, structural elements and location all fall under the conservation order by City Hall's heritage department, published by Consultant.ru judicial database. This puts an end to earlier proposals to move or dismantle and rebuild the tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><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></li><li><p><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></li></ul> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/951f658a14a33eb1bcc5d00e869163e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 >2014-08-19T13:36:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20329af5d6fce96ea458eb24f943753b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20329af5d6fce96ea458eb24f943753b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20329af5d6fce96ea458eb24f943753b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20329af5d6fce96ea458eb24f943753b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List</a></p><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0e7levk756giddlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0e7levk756giddlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0e7levk756giddlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0e7levk756giddlc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auqgijoezfi3q8f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auqgijoezfi3q8f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auqgijoezfi3q8f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auqgijoezfi3q8f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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>