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‘TOY CITY - a conceptual urban study for the future of Pereslavl-Zalessky’ is an attempt to grasp the character, opportunities and threads, which a Russian city is facing in XXI century. The case study, Pereslavl-Zalessky, is situated at the famous Golden Ring of Russia, 140km form Moscow. Pereslavl represents most of the problems of a typical Russian city, as well has many unique qualities, like its location at the lake and Natural Park.
Within the “toy city” concept the city would become the sandbox for new creative ideas and developments. Applied within the city the success could be measured with new technologies applied and analyzed by the university and a newly formed BOTIK URBAN ANALYSIS CENTER.
In October 2011 at the International Tourism Forum in Yaroslavl anOtherArchitect together with it´s Russian partner TDI (Territory Development Institute) were presenting a conceptual study on the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky. The study was commissioned by Rusresorts and Corporation of Development “Golden Ring”.
In early December 2011 the final study will be released and available for download on the website of RusResort : http://rusresorts.com/
Today we are not only celebrating the re-unifaction day in Germany but it is also the international day of architecture by the International Union of Architects (UIA). Not sure if it is pure accident that this two celebration fall on the same day. Either it´s ironic or there is a hidden link between the two subjects ;)
Nevertheless it was nice to receive this card from the Russian National Museum of Architecture (A.V. Shusev - MUAR) with portraits of a lot of famous architects ;)
Try to find anOtherArchitect …. ;)
Hint: draw an imaginary line between Frank O. Gehry, Oscar Niemeyer and Lebbeus Woods. Right next to Sergei Tchoban.
I hope this was not already my 15min of fame. Happy celebrations (for whatever reason you do it today) !!!
Today I found this video clip from a TV show of the Russian First channel where Michail Shirvindt is explaining what design is.
At 2:00min one of the first HEDRONICS (2010) prototypes is shown next to the EGG lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen (1958). At 2:44min the moderator is talking about the HEDRONICS. A lamp is lighting the chair from the inside giving more emphasis on the perforation. Michail says: “THIS chair is very beautiful!!”before moving on to the Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry (1972). At that time he did not know that we will win the prize for BEST DESIGN OBJECT at the ArchMoscow exhibition.
Полностью соглашусь с Михаилом Ширвиндтом: ЭТОТ стул очень красивый! What an honor to be presented in between this two design classics on Russian State TV ;)
WE WON …. the prize for the BEST DESIGN OBJECT … at ArchMoscow 2011!
Around 27.000 people visited the exhibition this year and the renown jury voted for our HEDRONICS chair as the BEST DESIGN. Especially for the exhibition we created three new editions of the design.
The design of the chair is based on a simple mathematical solid shape called polyhedron which also inspired the name of HEDRONIC. The whole chair is folded out of a single piece of stainless steel. The white colour together with the origami like folding give the impression of a light paper chair. In order to reduce the weight of the chair and also make it more transparent a pattern of different holes can be applied. Three new patterns based on parametric design principles were developed for the ArchMoscow exhibition. The chair is manufactured in Russia by Nayada and can be purchased worldwide through their distributors. Prior to ArchMoscow the original chair was exhibited at the Stretenska Design Week 2010 and the Milan Furniture Fair 2011. In 2011 the chair became part of the collection of the National Architecture Museum in Moscow.
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