Moscow : Design and Architecture in 9 motions
Moscow
Design and Architecture in 9 motions
V. Kotova, January 7, 2008
Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design
Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design


The vibrantly colored mixture of different periods and styles, national traditions and global culture, of provinciality and the chic of a sophisticated metropolis influences the Russian  capital’s image. Its contemporary architecture is just as bright and diverse as Moscow itself - from refined minimalism to color-happy post-modernism, from deconstructivism to neo-classicism. Discover the same variety in the design of numerous boutiques, cafés, and restaurants and hotels. Nowadays, you can realize the most ambitious projects in Moscow, for example Federation Tower or Russia Tower, and that is precisely why this city is a magnet for international architects and designers.

Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design
Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design


Golden Apple Boutique Hotel

This building from the late 19th century today houses the Moscow’s first boutique hotel. Its minimalist design is based on the contrast of the materials, light effects, and colorful accents. Each of its six stories has its own color while all 92 rooms of the four categories come with the same decoration.


Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design
Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design


Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design
Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design


Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design
Golden Apple Hotel_Rafael Shafir, Zebra Crossing Design


Cooper House_Sergei Skuratov Architects, Sergej, M. Kelman
Cooper House_Sergei Skuratov Architects, Sergej, M. Kelman


Copper House

The three volumes of the complex are linked by a narrow glass gallery, which appears as a backdrop for the small inner courtyards. With its façade of tinted glass and patinated copper, the house blends into the lanscape of the riverbank while still retaining its modern, urban appearance.

Cooper House_Sergei Skuratov Architects, Sergej, M. Kelman
Cooper House_Sergei Skuratov Architects, Sergej, M. Kelman


Cooper House_Sergei Skuratov Architects, Sergej, M. Kelman
Cooper House_Sergei Skuratov Architects, Sergej, M. Kelman


Cooper House_Sergei Skuratov Architects, Sergej, M. Kelman
Cooper House_Sergei Skuratov Architects, Sergej, M. Kelman


Pompei House_M. Belov
Pompei House_M. Belov


Pompeii House

The cheerful colors, fabulous décor, multi-colored ledges, and columns growing out of flowers are inspired by Pompeian frescos, but their location next to a Moscow church from the 17th century makes them seem organic: it’s as if they originate from the same time and are part of the same style.

Villa Ostozhenka_Meganom, Yuri Grigoryan, Alexandra Pavlova, Pavel Ivantchikov, llja Kuleshov M. Kelman
Villa Ostozhenka_Meganom, Yuri Grigoryan, Alexandra Pavlova, Pavel Ivantchikov, llja Kuleshov M. Kelman


Villa Ostozhenka

This unique residence made of concrete and glass has an underground winter garden and a « swimming aquarium » made of glass. It is a social as well as an architectural experiment as the first family residence built in the middle of the city since the 1917 revolution.

Crystal House_Meganom, Yuri Grigoryan, Alexandra Pavlova, Pavel Ivantchikov, llja Kuleshov
Crystal House_Meganom, Yuri Grigoryan, Alexandra Pavlova, Pavel Ivantchikov, llja Kuleshov


Crystal House

The long, natural-stone street façade is contrasted by the three glass cubes placed on a common foundation inside the block. Their curtain wall is made of tinted glass and makes them glisten like crystals, allowing one to see them from as far the other bank of the Moskva.


Patriach_Sergej Tkatschenko, V. Belskiy, I. Voznesenskiy, A. Kononenko, M. Liykin E.Spivak, V. Gnedin, E. Skatchkova
Patriach_Sergej Tkatschenko, V. Belskiy, I. Voznesenskiy, A. Kononenko, M. Liykin E.Spivak, V. Gnedin, E. Skatchkova


Patriach

A capriccio of all forms of architecture that do justice to the idea of a « Moscow Style » is crowned by a paraphrase on Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International. The residence owes its name to the Patriarch Pond, located nearby.

Fabergé-Egg House_S. Tkachenko, E. Skatchkova
Fabergé-Egg House_S. Tkachenko, E. Skatchkova


Fabergé-Egg House

This distinctive four-story house, designed to resemble a multi-colored Fabergé Egg, humorously explores architectural allusions ranging from baroque to art nouveau. It was designed as an eye-catcher for a convetional housing estate.


Fabergé-Egg House_S. Tkachenko, E. Skatchkova
Fabergé-Egg House_S. Tkachenko, E. Skatchkova


Metro Majakovskaya_N. Shumakov, G. Mun, Ja. Mun, I. Lubennikov (Mosaic), M. Belova, E. Hanukova, D. Saveljeva
Metro Majakovskaya_N. Shumakov, G. Mun, Ja. Mun, I. Lubennikov (Mosaic), M. Belova, E. Hanukova, D. Saveljeva


Metro Majakovskaya

One of the most beautiful stations of the Moscow Metro subway has been provided with a second exit to Tverskaya Street. The golden mosaic ceiling of the new vestibule bears clouds and quotations from a famous poet of the revolution, for whom the station was named.


Metro Majakovskaya_N. Shumakov, G. Mun, Ja. Mun, I. Lubennikov (Mosaic), M. Belova, E. Hanukova, D. Saveljeva
Metro Majakovskaya_N. Shumakov, G. Mun, Ja. Mun, I. Lubennikov (Mosaic), M. Belova, E. Hanukova, D. Saveljeva


Garage_Lyzlov’s Architectural Studio, N. Lyzlov, O. Kaverina, A. Krasnov E. Shabalin
Garage_Lyzlov’s Architectural Studio, N. Lyzlov, O. Kaverina, A. Krasnov E. Shabalin


Garage

Statics and dynamics, openness and reserve, transparency and materiality, functionality and aesthestics – it’s hard to believe that the design of s simple garage cube can unite so many perpetual architectural challenges and find individual formal solutions for all of them.

RMJM_Moscow
RMJM_Moscow


Metro Majakovskaya_N. Shumakov, G. Mun, Ja. Mun, I. Lubennikov (Mosaic), M. Belova, E. Hanukova, D. Saveljeva
Metro Majakovskaya_N. Shumakov, G. Mun, Ja. Mun, I. Lubennikov (Mosaic), M. Belova, E. Hanukova, D. Saveljeva