Concepts

Lakefront Kiosk

The “Lakefront Pavilion” project was designed for the Chicago Architecture Biennale 2015 Architects: Misha Krymov, Alexei Goryainov, Max Shabalkin The body of the pavilion is made of translucent plastic spheres with built-in LEDs. The pavilion is an interactive media facade. The spheres are interconnected and placed between two layers of ETFE film. This provides protection …

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Melnikov’s House Statement Project

Melnikov’s house is one of the masterpieces of constructivism. However, it is in very bad shape and desperately needs renovation. Unfortunately there is not much hope for this, quite the opposite – it seems that architecture heritage is destroyed on purpose across Russia. We don’t want to wait for Melnikov’s house to be destroyed by fire …

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Panel Nostalgia

Pavilion “Panel nostalgia” was created for the XXI International Architectural Festival “Architecture”. It’s official theme for 2013 was “National Landscape”. This pavilion is our reflection on the topic. We think that national Russian architectural landscape is not shaped by historical buildings or recently built fancy skyscrapers. It is shaped with typical panel apartment buildings “Khruschevki” that …

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Shed Life

 The important part about sheds is not their appearance, but what is within. In this project we imagined an archetypical shed, but with invisible walls and roof, so the “stuff” inside can tell its story.   The shed is an observer of a human life flow and his fellow-traveler through time. Over time, more and more …

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