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Studio 44 Architects: Concepts, Strategies, Works

New Forms for Russia’s Contemporary Cities

Georgi Stanishev

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The first monograph to showcase the work of one of Russia’s most influential architectural firms


Studio 44 Architects is one of the largest and most influential private architectural firms in Russia. Founded in St Petersburg in 1991 and led by Nikita Yawein, the company now employs over 140 highly qualified specialists, including architects, restoration experts, structural designers and engineers. Studio 44 has won over sixty prestigious awards and implemented over twenty-five public and residential building projects, including Ladozhsky Railway Station, the new wing at the Hermitage Museum, the Grand Palace shopping gallery, the Novy Peterhof hotel, and the Boris Eifman Dance Academy in St Petersburg, the Palace of Schoolchildren in Astana (Kazakhstan) and the Olympic Park Railway Station in Sochi.

Studio 44 provides a detailed look at thirty-five projects completed from 2000 to the present as well as an overview of the earliest projects and the birth of the firm.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.9 x 24.7 cm

Extent: 320 pp

Illustrations: 450

Publication date: 16 February 2017

ISBN: 9780500343098

Contents List

Preface by Studio 44 • Introduction: Fragmenting the Tradition by Aaron Betsky • Part 1: Lessons of the local and the global by Hans Ibelings (extended analytical survey of the work of Studio 44); Inner Voice (Conversation with Nikita Yavein and Oleg Yavein, founding partners of Studio 44) • Part 2: Architecture Works, 2000–2015 (35 projects in total): * 1980–1990 The first works • 1990–2000 Russian North: to national roots • 2000–2005 Birth of a workshop: St Petersburg at the turn of the century • 2005–2010 Petersburg context • 2010–2015 Grand projects: Cities and centres

About the Author

Georgi Stanishev is a leading Bulgarian Architect.

Aaron Betsky is Dean of the Frank Lloyd School of Architecture, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin. He has been deeply engaged with the world of architecture for almost fifty years and has written numerous monographs on the work of late 20th-century architects.

Hans Ibelings is a Montreal-based architectural historian and critic, and the editor and publisher of The Architecture Observer.

List of Contributors

Aaron Betsky, Hans Ibelings