In the wake of the war, La Biennale di Venezia announced the fate of the Russia and Ukraine Pavilions. The first will remain close while the latter announced it would be there presenting artworks that have been rescued from shelling.
The International Union of Architects condemns the Ukraine war while Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and MVRDV suspend all work in Russia.
Russia invasion: “Stand for Ukraine,” said Ukrainian architects and designers in the wake of the major military attack in Europe since World War II.
Archipanic stands for Ukraine. Here we collect architecture and design news related to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. “The mission of architecture and design is to create spaces where people can share a better future. War is just the opposite of it; it destroys both the physical space and its purpose.” Enrico Zilli, Archipanic Editor in Chief.
Russia invasion: “Stand for us Ukraine,” said Ukrainian architects and designers in the wake of the major military attack since World War II.
GES-2 sustainable art center by Renzo Piano Building Workshop invites you to experience art on the Red October island, just a stone’s throw away from the Kremlin in the Russian capital.
Maxim Kashin has created a purple suprematist interior design highlighting the superiority of colour over the form and the pure geometry of space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kandinsky, Malevich and El Lissitzky inspired interior designer Angelina Askeri to create a handcrafted and pastel-hued collection of Russian Avantgarde-inspired rugs.
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.
A black background spotted with white rectangles wraps the exterior of Israeli restaurant Dizengoff 99 in Moscow. Inside, old and new details recreate Tel Aviv’s informal and luminous interiors.
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.
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.
France wins the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. We selected 5 stunning architectures which hosted the games.
A chair inviting to seat on an open palm and spider lamps with hand-shaped lampshades. Crosby Studios creates Ultraviolet and hands-full furniture inspired by the Radical Design movement.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Young designers Sasha Braulov and Nasya Kopteva paid homage to Russian avant-garde architecture with a wooden stationery collection inspired by the volumes of iconic soviet buildings.
“Orator” urban bird nest by Katia Tolstykh features a copper trumpet-like speaker to soothe metropolitan noise with amplified chirps and tweets.
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.
Russia Pavilion by Sergei Tchoban at Milan Expo 2015 features sustainably sourced timber, glass and a 30 m long underside-mirrored cantilever to welcome visitors into the country’s richness of flavours and knowledge for future generations.
Vlad Mishin designed a convertible and rotating block-panel structure that defines functions and borders of a small flat interior.