Salone del Mobile – Moscow 2018: 7 emerging Russian designers to look out

Salone del Mobile. Moscow 2018: 7 emerging Russian designers to keep an eye on.

Smart lamps tuning with the colours of Nordic dawns, expandable wardrobes with a Russian Avant Garde imprint and white blood cell-inspired chairs. We selected 7 emerging Russian designers showcasing their work at the Salone Satellite exhibition in Moscow.

Contemporary St Petersburg: exploring the city’s most cutting-edge architecture [1991-today]

Contemporary St Petersburg. Lakhta Tower's aerial view - Photo by Viktor Sukharukov © Lakhta Center.

Europe’s highest skyscraper twisting like a flame, a high-tech spaceship-looking stadium. a ‘prismatic’ airport inspired by snowflakes’ crystalline patterns, street art sanctuaries and a post-modern sleeping districts. Exploring the architecture of contemporary St Petersburg.

Once upon a time in Leningrad… St Petersburg’s Soviet era through architecture [1917-1991]

House of Soviets - Photo by Alex Florstein Fedorov, CC.

Majestic underground stations, constructivist buildings and the austere House of Soviets, but also the former KGB palace and the creepy Memorial to the Victims of Political Repression. Explore the impressive and ominous architecture of Leningrad, St Petersburg’s Soviet name.

St Petersburg architecture: the imperial Grand Tour [1703-1917]

Church of our Savior on the Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia - Photo by Jason Pitcher, CC.

Stunning cathedrals, glorious imperial palaces, romantic bridges and gorgeous palazzos but also Dostoevsky’s paths and the world famous Nevsky Prospekt. Discover the best of St Petersburg architecture: rooftop adventures, draw bridges’ light shows and the pleasant risk of falling victim to the Stendhal’s syndrome at every corner.

Moscow’s post-industrial Renaissance: turning factories into creative hubs

Red October -WikiCommons CC

A former chocolate factory promoting photography, a glass industrial plant redeveloped for open air festivals, summer pool parties and concerts and a brewery turned into a design center. 7 must-visit creative epicenters at the helm of Moscow’s Post industrial Renaissance.

The Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map by Blue Crow Media highlights the busy underground marvels of the Russian capital

Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map. Mayakovskaya Station by A. Dushkin et al, 1938 - © Alexey Narodizkiy for Blue Crow Media.

In Moscow, architecture lovers can explore the city’s different styles without walking up to the streets. The new Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map guides visitors through some of the most stunning stations such as the baroque-esque Komsomolskaya the Avantgarde Krasnye Vorota and the futuristic Fonzinskaya.

Border walls’ architecture from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Border Walls - View of Spanish-Moroccoan fence in Melilla

Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Zaryadye Park brings tundra, steppe and Russian forests a stone’s throw from the Red Square and the Kremlin

Zaryadye Park - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Diller Scrfido + Renfro.

Zaryadye Park, Moscow’s first major new park in 50 years, features a “floating bridge” stretching over the city’s river and areas celebrating the natural landscapes and climates of Russia.

10 design installations at London Design Biennale reflect on ‘Utopia by Design’

London Design Biennale - UK installation. Photo by Ed Reeves - Courtesy of London Design Biennale.

Inaugural London Design Biennale goes on show during London Design Festival and focuses on “Utopia by Design”. From the United Kingdom to Europe but also Turkey, India, Chile and South Africa.

Expo 2017 in Astana

Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, will show off with grand architecture and a sustainable message about Future Energies. The country will keep on with the flamboyant attitude on Russia and former Soviet nations at World Fairs. ArchiPanic met Moscow Chief Architect Sergei Kuznetsov to talk about how “Russianness” relates with contemporary issues.