Blank Architects project in Tuapse district is nominated for Urban Awards 2023

Blank Architects project in Tuapse district is nominated for Urban Awards 2023

Rizhskaya metro station opened

Metro station Rizhskaya (Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line) was opened

Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow approved the concept of a new club house Sminex-Inteko "Obydensky 1"

Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow approved the concept of a new club house Sminex-Inteko "Obydensky 1"

Discovery Shopping Center becames the best mall on Arendator Awards 2022!

The project won a prestigious commercial real estate award.

Department stores

A department store in a shopping center is a whole world with the architecture based on its own canons.

Building of GEOLOG

Construction of the GEOLOG business center by Hutton Development is in progress on Obrucheva St. in Moscow.

The decoration of the "Rizhskaya" is 80% completed

Works on the architectural decoration of the Rizhskaya metro station in Moscow have been completed by 80%.

The St. Petersburg office of Blank Architects is working on HOLLYWOOD Shopping Center

This year St. Petersburg is waiting for one new shopping center - HOLLYWOOD, the architecture and interiors of which were created by Blank Architects team.

Shopping center "Vesna" renovation has been completed

The renovation of the shopping center "Vesna!" located on the Altufyevsky Highway has been completed according to our project: it includes the renovation of public spaces and food court.

New 4* hotel in Magadan in details

We found the architectural solution for the new 4* hotel project in Magadan in the harsh northern landscape – with its powerful rock breaks and stunning large-scale views.

Hotel in Agoy – new video about the project

The hotel complex in the Agoy Village of Tuapse district is one of our new, but already favorite projects.

Blank Architects strengthens the team

We invites chief, leading and landscape architects, and visualizer.

Discovery: grand opening

Discovery shopping center by developer MR Group has been opened in Moscow. The project became the first opened shopping center in the city since the beginning of 2022.

Blank Architects won at ArchMoscow

The Blank Architects team took part in the exhibition ArchMoscow 2022 — the main event of the architectural world, annually bringing together hundreds of professionals and experts.

Blank Architects at ArchMoscow

Blank Architects will present an exposition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the bureau's at the exhibition "ArchMoscow 2022".

Blank Architects metro project was shortlisted

The project of the consortium BACE (Blank Architects and Clancy Engineering) for the Ostrov Mechty metro station became the finalist of the first stage of the International competition for the development of the architectural appearance of the Moscow Metro stations.

How the residential projects may look in future

How the residential projects may look in future and what are the architects ready to offer? The chief architect of Blank Architects projects, Dane Klyakovich, shared the opinion in the author's column for the Portal of Archsovet of Moscow on how the approach to the design of residential real estate will change.

Как новая турбулентность изменит торговые центры?

орговые центры в новых условиях закрытия международных брендов столкнулись с оттоком трафика, а эксперты предрекают рост вакансии.

New project in Sochi

Another hotel project by Blank Architects - this is a complex in the village of Maisky.

Rizhskaya station in progress

Look underground: at the station of BCL "Rizhskaya", which was designed be Blank Architects everything is already prepared for the installation of arched structures.

"Tomorrow will come today" is now available on our website

"Tomorrow will come today" is a research and manifesto dedicated to changes in the architecture of the housing in future and our ideas about how we see really comfortable modern homes.

Blank Architects made a masterplan concept for the Prokshino cluster in Moscow

Blank Architects has developed the concept of a masterplan for the Prokshino sports and event cluster in Prokshino, Moscow, - a unique project for Russia. The project includes cultural and sports facilities, an event venue, a water park and a 100 m high slide.

Branding for NOVAMALL

For an umbrella brand of shopping centers NOVAMALL, we have created a logo, corporate identity and brandbook.


We create real estate projects at all points of contact with the audience: from architecture and landscaping to interior design, way finding and unique branding.

— 28.05.2020
Interview with Alexandra Razina, head of small creative projects at Blank Architects

- Why the Blank Architects has decided to organize the new Department of small creative?
The Department was created primarily because Blank Architects had sufficient experience and expertise to develop art projects. In addition, the daily Moscow’s life has become actively filled with cultural events, and the growth in quantity and quality in this area can not be overlooked. People's emotions have become one of the most important things in the world. We are also interested in cross-cultural projects. Our love for art, interest in people, and involvement have begun to find expression in the significant cultural and social sphere that our department is developing.

- How is your personal expertise applied in the Department?
As the head of this department, I went through a long career path, received additional education abroad and in Russia, and implemented a number of projects, including in the field of creative design – at the British School of Design in Moscow and in the Parsons School of Design on the Art Interiors course in New York. I realized that it would be great for Blank Architects to deal with interesting tasks at the intersection of architecture and art not from time to time, but on a regular basis. That’s how the idea of creating a department for the small objects of creative design was born.

- What objects will the new department create?
We will be engaged in design projects of interiors, structures, and small buildings related to culture and art and implying a non-standard approach. It is important for us to create an idea or a story, regardless of the function or purpose of the object. If we talk about typology, these are, for example, spaces for small businesses - cafes, bars, kiosks, holiday homes, as well as temporary structures, pavilions, so-called iconic objects. The department will also oversee interior designs for boutiques, department stores, including storefronts and galleries, museums, exhibition displays. In addition, our work will cover objects of street and park design, both urban and commercial, temporary pop-up structures, and perhaps we will develop the direction of set design for festivals, concerts, and fashion shows.
It is important that we value the meaning and emotional component in our work. We strive for dramatization, performance more than for solving global issues. With the help of quick-running small temporary projects, our idea can be formed and implemented and will immediately pass the test of relevance. Such objects can be a part of major architectural projects. The new department is a part of the Blank Architects environment, which is constantly searching of something relevant and inspiring.

- Are there any already implemented works of the department?
We already have several department stores that don't look like standard commercial spaces. They combine several brands with one creative idea and different leisure components. These are, in particular, our projects for Trend Island and Telegraph, a small adult store FAQ with an artistic subtext of the shopping space. We have also implemented several special projects for architectural exhibitions over the past couple of years, which are remembered by visitors – for example, on ArchMoscow. My personal portfolio also includes a set design for an opera and an immersive performance in the space of the Flakon design factory. Such tasks go beyond architecture alone, and we like this: we think it is important to erase the boundaries between adjacent areas and just allow professionals to work in the creative field as a whole, without strict limits. This freedom can have a beneficial effect on the environment in the bureau.

  • How will you interact with other departments on projects? Will something change in the work of the bureau's specialists?
    We plan to work closely with other departments of the bureau. Many of our tasks intersect with the work of interior design departments and the competition department. Often, within the framework of a single project, for example, creating a shopping space or common areas in residential complexes, expertise is required in the aspects of pop-up, object design and art. Together with the competition department, we plan to participate in various competitions and awards. The department of development and search for new projects is now our most active ally. The social aspect is also important – we plan to take part in exhibitions and cultural events more oftep>

- How many people now work in the department and has anything changed in the conditions of remote work?
Currently, the department does not have permanent employees: we attract colleagues from other departments to solve specific tasks, turn to private specialists for project activities, not only to architects, but also to professionals from cross-fields – we work with artists and directors. We also plan to expand: the global situation has somewhat slowed down the recruitment process, but as soon as the work returns to the regular basis, we will definitely make offers to young architects who are interested in joining the bureau.
In the home office environment, our interaction and reporting remain the same. However, project activities are changing: there are interesting ideas for joint projects with galleries – for example, to recreate the interiors of museum exhibitions using VR and AR technologies. This is a very interesting and popular niche for the architectural activities today. We also actively participate in competitions: we have more free time now, and competitions for us are the projects where we can show your our own imagination and just dream.