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—12.04.2021
Architecture of a country houses

The comfortable architecture of a country houses is based primarily on the contact with nature: it is important that a person, having traveled a long way from the city, does not get to another "city", but finds himself in a natural environment.

—01.04.2021
Transformation of the offices

"The office for the employee becomes a place where he wants to go, not just needs to be." Magda Kmita, partner at Blank Architects, told CRE magazine about the changes taking place in modern offices, where work is now not a necessity, but an opportunity.

—23.03.2021
New interview

Founding partner of Blank Architects Magda Cichon for Pro Rus magazine.

—19.03.2021
Looking for architects

We are looking for a creative, sociable professional for the position of architect!

—18.03.2021
Maxi Mall Kazahstan- work in progress

The interiors of the shopping center are already on progress: take a look inside with us.

—15.03.2021
Blank Architects project was shortlisted in the Moscow Architecture Award 2021

Moskomarchitektura has announced the shortlist of nominees for the Moscow Architecture Prize, a prestigious award that annually evaluates the best new projects in implementation.

—09.03.2021
We are hiring: Visualizer with fluent English

We invite a visualizer to the Blank Architects team to work on the visualization of interior and exterior projects.

—17.02.2021
Blank 360: new 3D-visualization product by Blank Architects

Explore architecture and design on the screen of a laptop or smartphone. Blank Architects has launched a new product Blank 360: we implement VR static tours for interior projects.

—08.02.2021
Residential complex in Lefortovo

Blank Architects created an architecture for a new residential complex of the developer "Argo" in the Lefortovo district.

—05.02.2021
New business center Geolog

Blank Architects creates an architectural concept, interior and landscape design for the mixed-use business center Geolog

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Name
Location
Program
Status
Scale
Domino – Business Center
Moscow, Russia
Program: Office
Status: Completed
Scale: 10 000-50 000 sqm

—07.07.2013
Domino – Business Center

The office complex is situated in the center of Moscow and includes five pre-existing buildings from different periods. As each building was not connected to the adjacent buildings the key task was to connect them in a way that would allow the office to work efficiently.

The solution was to introduce public areas on the ground level from which people could access any upper floor. This ensures the flexibility of the building’s use: office spaces can be leased by room, by floor or by building. To make this possible a number of architectural solutions were introduced: a glass passage-ramp between two of the buildings, an external ramp towards the main entrance etc.

These solutions formed the identity of the complex and merged nicely with the elegant historical façades.
Because the complex is located in historical urban surroundings, the second task was to compensate for the lack of green areas and parking spaces on the small site. In order to do this a 3-story mechanical
parking garage was introduced.

All external areas can be used for different events or for recreation by the office workers. The black and white facades that lend their name to the complex, originated from the idea of treating everything that had historical value with white, and treating all the new additions with black including the cladding of the Pyatnickaya street frontal building which was an ugly reminder of the 70s.