Moscow articles

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This Moscow school shows the design of mindful learning spaces can fuel a chain reaction

Moscow – Upon the completion of its renovation, the Russian capital’s School 57 triggered other institutions to think about how to give their students better learning environments.

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This Russian pizzeria is a hub for football fans and Soviet nostalgics

Moscow – Mast pays tribute to Soviet concrete aesthetics and football club Dynamo Moscow with the design of FunFood pizzeria.

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This pastrami-pink restaurant by Crosby Studios goes for the bold in Moscow

Moscow – Clad in pink metal and concrete, Rare Pastrami Bar is a sleek addition to the Russian capital's hospitality scene.

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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.