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—09.10.2023
In the Obydensky No. 1 club house, dismantling work has been completed with preserving the historical part

The developer Sminex-Inteko has completed the required amount of dismantling work and is strengthening the foundations for new construction.

—06.10.2023
Fashion department store Hi-Light opened in Ekaterinburg

Blank Architects completed the interior of a new fashionable place

—26.09.2023
Blank Architects on the real estate forum "Zhiloy Kvadrat"

Integrated development of territories: how high-quality infrastructure of low-rise residential complexes becomes a tool for increasing demand

—12.09.2023
Architecton forum 2023

On September 13, a discussion platform will begin its work in St. Petersburg, two discussions will be held with our participation


The buildings' lobby of the residential complex "Metropolia" are completed

In the second stage of the Metropolia business class residential complex, the developer MR Group has completed the interiors of the lobby and public spaces. Blank Architects are the authors of the design projects for the lobby of the Venice, St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Vienna buildings. The interiors designed for the residential complex were shortlisted for the 100+ awards for Best Interior Design.

—05.09.2023
Visiting VTB Arena

Blank Architects visited the VTB Arena, which includes the central Dynamo stadium. Blank Architects is the authors of project's working documentation. For Blank Architects, this is one of the key projects that the team has been working on for over 5 years.

—24.08.2023
Multifunctional retail complex Hollywood

The complex has already been acclaimed as the most expectable project in its segment: its opening is scheduled for the next year.

—21.08.2023
Moscow Urban Forum 2023

Dane Kljakovic, Head of Structural Design Department, Blank Architects will take part in the business program of the forum

—07.08.2023
The interiors of the residential complex "Metropolia" were shortlisted for the 100+ Awards

The project participates in the nomination "Best interior design - public space"

—01.08.2023
Blank Architects in the top 30 most successful architectural firms according to Forbes

The ranking "Top 30 most successful architectural bureaus" was prepared by Forbes based on financial data, professional recognition and expert opinion.

—10.04.2023
Blank Architects project in Tuapse district is nominated for Urban Awards 2023

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

—10.02.2023
Rizhskaya metro station opened

Metro station Rizhskaya (Bolshaya Koltsevaya Line) was opened

—11.12.2022
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"

—10.10.2022
Discovery Shopping Center becames the best mall on Arendator Awards 2022!

The project won a prestigious commercial real estate award.

—26.09.2022
Department stores

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

—15.09.2022
Building of GEOLOG

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

—09.09.2022
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%.

—20.07.2022
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.

—19.07.2022
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.

—15.07.2022
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.

—11.07.2022
Hotel in Agoy – new video about the project

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Blank Architects strengthens the team

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

—27.06.2022
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.

—14.06.2022
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.

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Name
Location
Program
Ecodolie — Village
Sholokhovo
Program: Landscape, Housing

Ecodolie — Village

The village "Ecodolie" is located 15 km from the MKAD on Dmitrov highway, in Sholokhovo. The complex includes low-rise apartment buildings up to 4 floors high, townhouses of various typologies and plots for individual housing construction. Creating the architectural project "Ecodolie", we sought to reflect the rural lifestyle of residents and at the same time create an atmosphere of a cozy European town.

Surrounded by water

5,600 inhabitants
Apartment buildings with 730 apartments
Up to 4 floors high
Central square
European town

The development moves from the center to the borders: the highest building density and height decrease as you move to the periphery. The diameter of the central zone is formed by a multifunctional pedestrian square and a green square with a shopping boulevard. This solution allowed us to create an atmosphere of a cozy European town, increase the diversity of the environment and the attractiveness of public spaces for residents. The concentration of commercial space around the square increases the efficiency of retail, making it as accessible as possible.
Lowering the density of buildings to the river and stream, we used the unique location of the village between the rivet and the stream. The green area around the river turns into a recreational infrastructure with playgrounds. The streets in the "Ecodolie" are located in such a way as to ensure the greatest number of people's contacts with water bodies. For the residents of the central part of the village, we have designed a multifunctional public space and a square. Thus, natural infrastructure and recreation are available to every resident.

Privacy and suburban infrastructure

Three entrances
Restaurant
Supermarket
Green Loop Park
Barbecue areas
School for 80 pupils
Two kindergartens for 140 and 250 kids

There are three main points for entering the territory, where access control is provided and infrastructure facilities are located - a restaurant and a supermarket. A place to relax in the village becomes a park, which we called the "green loop": an extended landscape running along the streambed and surrounding the entire village. A bike path and a running route will be organized along it, as well as activity areas: a children's playhub, multifunctional sports zones and a workout for adults, small playgrounds, places for relaxing by the water, as well as a quiet recreation area and a barbecue area, which can be used by residents of apartment buildings. The project will also include an 80-persons school and two kindergartens for 140 and 250 pupils. All playgrounds in the project are creative and eco-friendly: natural materials such as stone, wood, shavings are chosen for their construction.

The archetype of the house

144 classic houses with backyards
653 houses without backyards
160 plots for residential construction
6-12 acres

On the territory of the "Ecodolie" it is assumed not only the type of townhouses already used in the central building, but also two new types of houses. First is classic house with a backyard, where the problem of extensions of the front part is also solved. The second type is house with a community courtyard designed for residents of several houses. This configuration ensures the availability of children's and recreational playgrounds at home and creates additional space for acquaintance and communication of neighbors. The safety of its residents is important, which is ensured, among other things, by the correct layout of houses and their location relative to each other. At the same time, the houses are designed so that the buyer can easily "turn" the house with the end or front side to the path, without thereby violating the geometry of the site.
Each house is archetypal – simple in appearance and resembles how children depict the house. The laconic and compact volume does not expand with additional extensions due to its functionality. Despite the fact that the houses are designed in a single key, the client still has the opportunity to give the house an identity. As an additional option, it is possible to build a carport, a terrace or a veranda. The client can also choose a cornice window, which is easy to turn into a balcony – we designed it for natural lighting of the second floor. In addition, there is a possibility for the construction of an attic window. The largest house with an area of 240 sq.m is a semi-detached townhouse for two families with an open staircase on the street for the second floor: with this configuration, two families or two generations of one family can live in the house, and each part of it can be autonomous.

Townhouses

Decorative 3D-masonry
6 types of houses
The house area is up to 240 sq.m.

We offered a restrained range of cladding materials for the facades. It is based on facing clinker brick in two shades. In the design of the facades, elements of wood of four different breeds are used to give each house an individuality. 3D brick masonry is an individual order for a client who can choose one of the proposed ornaments and make his house special. A seam roof is provided for houses.
The layouts of each type of townhouses are carefully thought out: the ergonomics and the scenarios that open up to its residents are important. Each house has its own laundry room and cellar, the hidden wardrobe rooms, freeing up additional space. An open kitchen is designed in the living room, and in some types of houses it is planned to place a fireplace and exit from the living room to the terrace. Additionally, a number of houses on the ground floor have home offices or guest bedrooms with a separate bathroom and dressing room.

Team
 

Anastasia Kultaeva
Architect

Anastasia Kultaeva
Leading Architect

Ekaterina Kozak
Architect

Marina Fomina
Architect

Anna Puchkova
Landscape Architect