On wheels: How to turn a minivan into an urban data scanner
An edgy way to survey a city.
Raising the bar: Top architecture firms to renovate Moscow’s major public spaces
Big-name firms, such as Snøhetta, West 8, and OKRA, have come to Moscow to give a new look to some of the city’s most busy and complicated squares and intersections.
Measuring the quality of the urban environment: New index helps detect cities’ weak spots
A new tool designed by Strelka KB makes it possible to diagnose a city’s problems.
An example to follow: the top 5 waterfront public spaces
How to give a river back to the people through architecture and urban regeneration
Total control: How architectural supervision can save your project
Strelka Magazine publishes a column by Darya Paramonova, director of Strelka Architects, in which she explains why a project can never be realised well without the architect’s field supervision. BACKGROUND INFO Strelka Architects was founded in 2015 and specialises in designing civic infrastructure, including the recent renovation works on the Garden…
The First National Architectural Competition is announced started in Russia
On the 7th of March, the First National Architectural Competition aimed at the improvement of social spaces in 15 Russian cities
A selfie by the factory: what do a million photographs from monotowns say?
Researchers collected 1.1 million photographs from social networks to figure out how to improve Russian monotowns.
International Experience: The Housing Dilemma — From Vienna to Singapore
How do different countries tackle the issue of providing affordable quality housing, and is their experience applicable to Russia?
Daniel Miller: «Most of our discoveries were represented in the form of cat memes»
The British anthropologist on why it’s good when your hypotheses fail and how to popularise knowledge the modern way.
How It Works: The New Standard of Street Design in Moscow
An interview with the project manager for the development of the Moscow Street Design Standard
Francesco Bandarin: Don’t think we are old-fashioned
Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Culture comments on building a Monument to Vladimir the Great and on cities forsaking their historical identity for tourists’ sake.
Phil Wren: "If we start treating retail more seriously the shopping malls would change as well"
A British department store guru’s view on Moscow retail — in the city centre, on the periphery and in-between.