Moscow

This stunning wooden dwelling can withstand up to 1,500 pounds of snow per square meter of its area

Architects at Russia-based Skydome have created a series of stunning low-rise dwellings that, despite their somewhat simple and minimalist design, are incredibly strong and robust. Built chiefly from eco-friendly materials, these two-story wooden hemispheres can withstand the harsh elements, typical of the country. The dome-shaped structures, featuring spectacular modern interiors with expansive open floor plan,…


Zaha Hadid’s Dominion Office Building flaunts its neo-futurism

Neo-futurism inspired by the Russian avant-garde movement of the 1920's - the new Dominion Office Building (in south-east Moscow) designed by Zaha Hadid boasts 21,184 sq m of area. The volumetric scope is divided among the vertical stacks that are defined by the projecting white offsets that 'sandwich' the narrower glazed facades. However, beyond this…