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—26.06.2020
Coming soon: the interiors of Matreshka shopping center

The space of the shopping center has already get its special look

—17.06.2020
Baltia Mall- Work in progress

Baltia Mall, a shopping center with interiors made by Blank Architects, is under construction in Kaliningrad.

—15.06.2020
New vacancy

We are ready to start working on the new ambitious project and invite to join our team new employees

—09.06.2020
Lukasz Kaczmarczyk special for RBC Pro.

Lukasz Kaczmarczyk told about what apartments and houses people will need in future - special for RBC Pro.

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

The Department was created primarily because Blank Architects had sufficient experience and expertise to develop art projects.

—25.05.2020
Blank Architects made the unique lobby interior for "Metropolia 2"

Blank Architects made the unique lobby interior for each of the five towers of the residential complex Metropolia (stage 2) by developer MR Group.

—20.05.2020
Stolitsa shopping center is now open in Moscow

Stolitsa shopping center is now open in Moscow: the interiors of the local shopping complex were designed by Blank Architects.

—15.05.2020
Small Creative Design — meet the new department in Blank Architects

Blank Architects announces the new department of Small Creative Design with Alexandra Razina as Head.

—19.03.2020
Zarya shopping center on Bolshaya Semyonovskaya street in Moscow has opened

Zarya shopping center on Bolshaya Semyonovskaya street in Moscow has opened with interiors designed by Blank Architects.

—07.05.2020
5 trends that will change urban spaces after the pandemic

Magda Kmita, partner in Blank Architects, shared her forecast for future architectural changes specifically for Buro 24/7:

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Name
Location
Program
Status development
Scale
Year
Tomorrow will come Today
Moscow, Russia
Program: Research
Status: Completed
Scale: 50 000-100 000 sqm
Year: 2019

—16.05.2019
Tomorrow will come Today

In 2018 we established a Research Team whose main aim is to look into different fields of architecture development and basing on the collected knowledge formulate the new possibilities and mark the new fields where Blank Architects can contribute. Housing development in Moscow has huge opportunities for development. The results of our research shall be published as a book.

Let’s start from Why? The aim of our research was to juxtapose the currently designed and build economy housing with the expectation and way of life of its inhabitants and then to define a vector for its proper future development. The title of the book suggests that what we discovered is requiring an acute change due to severe obsolesce. Still current housing market reflects outdated methods, not enough diversification and individual approach to places for living, attention to location context and target audience. The pace of modern life is so great that it requires cardinal, rapid and even provocative changes which should be done now to make future better. The change need to start now.

Chapter 1 – How we live today

in 10 years

We make a research in three fields which are formulated in the three chapter to find out which points will be important for city dwellers in decades.

Does our housing follow the pace of lifestyle change? Can the housing market provide buyers and tenants with a current offer in 10 years? In our opinion, the way we live is already in conflict with where we live. We have analyzed the proposals of Moscow developers today and identified the main trends.
To identify current trends of Russian residential market and make detail conclusions we explored the most rating Developer’s Companies and their projects related to economical and comfort class living supply. Research has been developed in various directions: analyze information from web-site, telephone calls and field trip.

Chapter 2 – Social data

Nowadays changes happen faster than ever in history. We present the most important trends in global world processes, which are the driving forces of change in people's thinking. Lifestyle is radically changing, and the space is following. The results of existing and expected lifestyle factors and behavioral tendencies of the future tenant are also compared.
In parallel we have immerse ourselves in the trends that drive our world today starting from hyper globalization, new media, robotization, through aging society, living alone and slowing down.

Chapter 3 – Alternative places for living

The reviewing of alternative typologies helps to better perceive our daily lives. Human behavior depend on environment. Relations between tenants, interconnection with the city and the world and much more change according to the space organization. We focused on the study of the principles of space formation in three typologies: cohousing, medical centers, prisons. Ways of living in these typologies gave us additional ideas of how the how the housing of the future could look like taking into account dramatically changing rules of game.

Manifesto

At the end we have formed manifesto points, which should set the parameters for designing the housing of the future. The manifesto describe our vision of the future housing: a modern, affordable, formative city and inspiring its inhabitants. A city in which a balance between identity and uniformity is observed will attract people with completely different characters, goals, and habits. We have formed a number of principles, combining which you can create new typologies that respond to the various requests of its future residents.