Moscow articles

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In the land of Rusiano coffee, this café goes against the Brooklyn look

Moscow – For its second Bloom-n-Brew project, design studio Asketik went against the New York aesthetic of Moscow’s nascent coffee-shop scene. 

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Have an idea on how to make the bathroom more sustainable? Present it at jumpthegap®

Moscow – The biennial competition, organised by Spanish sanitary brand Roca, welcomes proposals from students and professionals under 40 from all over the world.

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The paradox of hipster aesthetics: Form Bureau updates through restoration

Moscow – Contemporary architecture strips away the ‘recent’ past in favour of the historic, as seen in local studio Form Bureau’s approach to the Garage Museum HQ.

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Has industrial chic gone too far?

Moscow – Broken tiles in a tanning salon may be a step too far in celebrating the spirit of exposed construction materials.

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KM20 creates an anti-luxe stage for high fashion

Moscow – The concept store’s new location builds on its namesake’s raw industrial aesthetic with statement brand installations and eight-metre ceilings.

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Nick Leith-Smith: merging shopping experience and local culture for Manolo Blahnik

TOKYO – In more than 30 Manolo Blahnik stores around the world, Nick Leith-Smith translates the local context into a visual dialogue with the brand and its customers.

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Iceoff’s design for a Moscow workspace is layered with textures, styles and a touch of eccentricity

MOSCOW – Iceoff was thrown a particularly juicy creative bone for the commission of Proekt’s Moscow workplace: don’t make it look anything like an office, more like a highly-eccentric apartment …

The 'Brutalic Spider' carries a vision for new human settlement.
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Timofey Zhilin stacks brutalist landmarks for dystopian architectural vision

MOSCOW – The witty collages of a young Russian artist reference history while looking into the future. 

The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry by Y. Platonov in Moscow, Russia.
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Fifth Façade re-evaluates Soviet international style architecture with a drone

Photographers Denis Esakov and Dmitry Vasilenko set to the skies above the former Soviet Union with the use of a drone to capture previously unseen views of soviet international style architecture.

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Tsvetnoy Department Store in Moscow

Just the thought of a single place with seven stories of shopping will make even the most seasoned shopper’s heart flutter.

Martyred Ophelia, 2012, courtesy of the artist
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Rastvorennaya Pechal by Alexander James

Each one of Alexander James’s works is a grand feat: comprising natural materials, handmade props and sculptural compositions, the impressive sets that he creates are immersed in huge tanks of …

A toy 'tumbler', part of the Moscow Design Museum's new exhibition of Soviet design.
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Moscow Design Museum Unveils First Exhibition

The Moscow Design Museum opens its doors today, with an inaugural exhibition featuring household items, graphic posters and children's toys designed in the USSR.