What makes a good public space?
What are the essential components of human-centered design that can foster vibrant community life? A group of young Russian architects explored one of the best public spaces in the UK to find the answers and to see what solutions can be applied across national and cultural borders.
‘Good design is anesthetic’: Mark Wigley & Beatriz Colomina on trauma of technology
Architecture theorists Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley explore the ever-evolving relationship between design and humans. They believe that our tools shape us to the same extent that we shape them. Strelka Mag spoke to Mark and Beatriz to try to understand how our technology transforms us.
How to turn an abandoned construction pit into a city’s top public space
Khokhlovskaya Square – a sleek amphitheater in central Moscow, which replaced a stalled construction site and became a new type of public space in the city and a unique case of preservation – has won the Moscow Urban Forum award for best urban design.
Meet the international architects who seek to transform Russian housing
Home to of one the most ambitious residential projects in history, Russia is now seeking to create a new type of modern and sustainable housing. Strelka Magazine spoke to international architects whose designs may change living conditions across the country