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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
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—19.03.2021
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—18.03.2021
Maxi Mall Kazahstan- work in progress

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—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
Holiday INN – Hotel and Business Center
Ufa, Russia
Program: Hotel
Status: Completed
Scale: 10 000-50 000 sqm

—26.11.2010
Holiday INN – Hotel and Business Center

The site for a mixed use office-hotel complex located in the center of Ufa and surrounded by classical buildings from the 19th century, including The National Theatre and a refurbished old market.

That inspired us to play with classical forms, facade proportions and divisions. The very first concept was to create a pedestrian link across the site, linking the park with the refurbished historic market.

The link goes through the landscaped patio between the projected hotel and office, and is overlooked by the restaurant on the ground floor office. The second idea was to merge the external, classical look of the buildings with the contemporary needs of its users. The hotel’s classical façade stands in one line with the old market and creates the classical frontage of the complex.

The entrance leads through the existing old park, visible from half of the 200 rooms located on the upper floors. Behind the hotel there is an office building with fully glazed facades. The division of its contemporary facade is a classical breakdown of three elements – the plinth, windowed wall, and the attic.

Full height windows are accompanied by vertical timber louvers and internal sun blinds. The fully glazed first floor provides a see-through view of the landscaped atrium.