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.
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.
MVRDV is set to build Silhouette, a 78m-tall complex with a red ceramic facade in Moscow that aims to dialogue with two adjacent iconic buildings to create a gate into the city.
The blue interiors and pure geometrical forms of Monoloko Design’s Galaxy Bar and Bottle Shop aim to “release of the mind” according to Russian-Avantgarde ideals.
At the ELIT PROUN BAR Constructivist architecture cross-pollinates with the art of mixology. A composition of abstract volumes pays tribute to the work of Russian Avant-Garde maestro El Lissitzky.
Back in the USSR: Peter Ortner photographed bus stops from Moldova to Uzbekistan revealing an vibrant “architecture of waiting”.
Lithuania-based Dizaino Studija Baklazanas graphically mapped Moscow Constructivist architecture as a part of a social responsibility campaign against the demolition of the city’s architectural avant-garde heritage.