12 stadiums that will host matches at the World Cup 2018 in Russia

With the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicking off today in Russia, here’s a look at all 12 of the stadiums that will be hosting games over the next month. Starting today, 14 June 2018, and continuing until 15 July 2018, the contest will see 32 national football teams compete for the coveted World Cup trophy. Matches will take

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Moscow’s historic Luzhniki Stadium refurbished for World Cup 2018

The opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 takes place today inside Russia’s national stadium, which has been overhauled by Moscow studio Speech. Built in 1956, Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow hosted key events during the Olympic Games in 1980 and is home to the Russian national football team. Speech has renovated the structure to meet FIFA standards, required for

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Twelve Architects unveils Rostov-on-Don airport in time for World Cup in Russia

Platov airport in Rostov-on-Don, designed by Twelve Architects, has completed ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, when the city will be hosting games. The London-based architects designed the terminal, which will see five million passengers travel through it each year, for the Renova Group, Russia’s largest airport holding company. Twelve Architects masterplanned the entire site, which

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Zaha Hadid’s only house finally completes in Russian forest

New photographs and a movie reveal Zaha Hadid’s only completed private residence – a house in the Barvikha Forest near Moscow, for a man she called the “Russian James Bond”. The late Iraqi-British architect designed Capital Hill Residence for businessman and philanthropist Vladislav Doronin, who runs property companies Capital Group and OKO Group, and is also the owner of luxury hotel and resort

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“Zaha’s vision allowed me to have all I wanted,” says client of Hadid’s only house

Zaha Hadid was “an architectural genius” says Vladislav Doronin, the client behind the only house the late Iraqi-British architect ever built. In an exclusive interview for Dezeen, the businessman reveals how he was determined to work with Hadid on his forest home near Moscow, even though the architect had never built a private residence before.

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Twelve Architects reveals plans for Siberian airport with tented roof

Pitched roof elements reference traditional reindeer herder tents in Twelve Architects’ design for Novy Urengoy Airport, in Russia. The London-based architecture practice has secured the contract to redevelop the airport near Novy Urengoy, in north-west Siberia. According to the practice pointed roofs and vaulted interiors will echo the shape of the traditional tent, called a

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Herzog & de Meuron reveals plans for “horizontal skyscrapers” in Moscow

Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled plans for two apartments blocks built on stilts, as part of its redevelopment of an abandoned brewery on the banks of the Moscow River. The Swiss architects plans to restore the Badaevskiy Brewery in the centre of the Russian capital will include building two residential blocks raised 35 metres above the ground. Dubbed

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MVRDV designs constructivist-inspired tower block for Moscow

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has won a competition to design a 78-metre tall mixed-use building with a red ceramic facade, to be a symbolic gateway to Moscow. MVRDV – which ranked at number 15 on Dezeen Hot List 2017 – was selected by developer GK Osnova to design the mixed-use complex for a prominent site in the

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“The only living Russian architect well-known abroad is a former fantasist”

In the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Alexander Brodsky was the only national architect to offer a response. That says something about Russian architectural culture, suggests Owen Hatherley. There was a building in London this autumn, by the last Russian architect to have any name recognition whatsoever outside that country. The architect in question is Alexander

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Gai-Kodzor Winery is a concrete and glass building perched on a hilltop in Russia

Kleinewelt Architekten has built a winery in southern Russia, featuring stark concrete walls on one side and full-height glazing on the other. Gai-Kodzor Winery is located in the Krasnodar Krai area of Russia’s North Caucasus region – the country’s most important wine-producing region, due to its continental climate. Moscow-based Kleinewelt Architekten was tasked with developing a

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“Russian architecture is in a transitional state” says architect Yury Grigoryan

Russia’s architects have become more interested in creating public spaces than spectacular buildings, according to Moscow-based architect Yury Grigoryan, who says the country’s architecture has reached a tipping point. Grigoryan said that rather than catering to developers, the country’s emerging architects are focussed on designing public buildings, open spaces and streets in Russian cities. “What we

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Slices of timber align to form roof of outdoor classroom near Moscow

A huge tree trunk has been sliced into sections to create the slatted roof of this outdoor classroom designed by architecture students for a school at an art park in Russia’s Kaluga region. The semi-outdoor classroom is affixed to an existing school building set within Nikola-Lenivets, an art park in a village around four hours from

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Denis Esakov uses drone photography to capture Moscow’s landmark buildings from above

Photographer Denis Esakov has used a drone-mounted camera to trace the history of Moscow’s architecture, featuring buildings from the city’s constructivist era alongside contemporary designs by architects including Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye. Local architectural photographer Esakov spent a year using a remote-controlled drone with a built-in camera to take the images, which are published in the book, Spying on Moscow: A Winged

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Information technology pavilion in Moscow features circuit-board-patterned walls

The fibreglass-concrete facades of this technology centre in Moscow, designed by architecture practice Wall, are imprinted with a pattern based on the conductive tracks of circuit boards.  Moscow-based Wall, a studio led by architects Arakelyan Ruben and Navasardyan Ayk, designed the Pavilion of Moscow Information Technology Department for the city’s exhibition centre and amusement park VDNH. Also known as Pavilion

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Ruetemple suspends netted areas in suburban Moscow home

Russian architecture studio Ruetemple has renovated a family home in Moscow, creating an open living space using suspended nets for children to play in and bedrooms that overhang the central communal area. The architects focused on maintaining visibility and openness within the 160-square-metre home, allowing for natural light to fill the residence, while the parents can keep

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House with steeply pitched roof by Chvoya offers vantage point over a Russian bay

A large window is set at the apex of the steeply inclined roof of this house by Chvoya in western Russia to offer its residents views out across a nearby bay. The 183-square-metre family residence is located in Pribylovo, a small village surrounding the deep inlet of Vyborg Bay on the eastern end of the Gulf of Finland in

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Design Museum’s Imagine Moscow exhibition explores six unbuilt Soviet landmarks

Six radical designs for the Moscow skyline – proposed in the wake of the October Revolution, but never built – are showcased in an exhibition opening today at London’s Design Museum. The exhibition Imagine Moscow marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution by dusting off six shelved proposals for architecture in the newly formed Soviet Union, including what

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Elongated cabins by Kamvari Architects to be built along Trans-Siberian Railway

Kamvari Architects has won a contest to design pit stops along the world’s longest railway line, by proposing a series of wooden cabins that look like elephants’ trunks. The London-based studio won first prize in the competition calling for customer facilities at points along the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 9,289-kilometre route that connects Moscow with the Russian Far East. The studio’s winning

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for new addition to “Russia’s Silicon Valley”

Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to design a building for a technology park near Moscow, the first major project the firm has secured since the death of its founder last month. Zaha Hadid Architects won an international design competition for the Sberbank Technopark building, which will be built at the Skolkovo Innovation Center near the Russian city. The More

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Competiton-winning plans unveiled for two new Moscow Metro stations

Winning proposals have been unveiled in an international competition to design two new stations for the Moscow Metro network (+ slideshow). Urban design consultancy Strelka KB has announced that Russian studios Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau and BuroMoscow will design the Nizhniye Mnevniki and Terekhovo stations in northwest Moscow. Scheduled to open in 2018, they form part of a series of More

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Renzo Piano to convert Moscow power station into art gallery

Italian architect Renzo Piano has unveiled plans to convert a power station on the banks of Moscow’s Moskva river into a new venue for contemporary art. Renzo Piano Building Workshop will transform Moscow’s GES2 power station and the two hectares of grounds that surround it on its city centre plot into an exhibition space for the […]

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Zaha Hadid completes Moscow office block with jutting floors and monochromatic atrium

Zaha Hadid has created a seven-storey office block in Moscow for the city’s growing IT and creative sectors, with off-set floor plates and a dramatic black-and-white atrium (+ slideshow). Designed by the London-based architect to provide offices for startup companies, the Dominion Office Building stands in a residential and industrial area near Dubrovka metro station in the south-east of the city. […]

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Farming tools line clay walls in Museum of Rural Labor by Sergei Tchoban and Agniya Sterligova

This museum by architects Sergei Tchoban and Agniya Sterligova contains a single room inside a silo-like structure in a Russian potato field (+ slideshow). Designed by Russian architects Tchoban and Sterligova to honour to the region’s agricultural history, the Museum of Rural Labor is built from compacted clay and straw – a traditional construction method in rural Russia. The […]

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Nikolay Polissky’s SELPO pavilion is covered in thousands of wood offcuts

Russian artist Nikolay Polissky has transformed a dilapidated building in the village of Zvizzhi into a pavilion covered in pieces of timber, which he described as “a sculpture you can walk through” (+ slideshow). Zvizzhi is situated within Russia’s Ugra National Park, around 200 kilometres from Moscow. It is close to an artist community called […]

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CEBRA wins international competition to design Smart School in Russia

Danish architecture studio CEBRA has won a competition to design an education campus in Irkutsk, Russia, which the firm described as “a new kind of school” (+ slideshow). Called the Smart School, the 20-hectare campus will provide classrooms, flexible teaching spaces and gathering areas for 1,040 students ranging from three to 18 years old. Six […]

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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art by OMA opens in Moscow

The polycarbonate-clad Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA, has opened in a refurbished Soviet-era restaurant in Moscow’s Gorky Park (+ slideshow). The museum, which opened yesterday, is the new home for the gallery owned by Russian businesswoman and gallerist Dasha Zhukova. The two-storey building was derelict for 20 years before being bought […]

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Microsoft Technology Pavilion takes its cues from the Windows 8 interface

The blocks of colour that make up both the Microsoft logo and the Windows 8 interface formed the basis of this pavilion created for the technology giant by Russian studio Nowadays (+ slideshow). Nowadays originally installed the Microsoft Technology Pavilion in Sochi’s Olympic Park during the 2014 Winter Olympics, but its modular design and collapsible structure […]
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Sergei Tchoban designs 30-metre-long cantilever for Russia’s Milan Expo pavilion

The entrance to the Russian national pavilion at this year’s World Expo will be sheltered beneath a 30-metre-long cantilevered canopy that visitors can walk on (+ slideshow). A team led by Russian architect Sergei Tchoban has developed a pavilion intended to celebrate Russian engineering – by adding an expansive floating entrance canopy with a curving mirrored underside and a roof garden above. […]
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Restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library wins 2014 Modernism Prize

News: the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for preservation of a modern landmark has been given to a Finnish committee responsible for restoring architect Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia (+ slideshow). The Viipuri Library was built between 1927 and 1935 in what was then the Finnish city of Viipuri, and has been restored […]

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