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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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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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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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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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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Competition: win a copy of the Constructivist Moscow Map

Dezeen is giving five readers the opportunity to win a copy of a map detailing constructivist architecture in Moscow. The double-sided Constructivist Moscow Map features over 50 examples of constructivist architecture, including the works of Konstantin Melnikov, Moisei Ginzburg and Vladimir Shukhov. It was produced by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Natalia Melikova of

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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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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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