Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'Russia' (9)

Contemporary Russian Home with Sleek Angles



Russian architecture firm Atrium designed this beautiful contemporary house near Moscow. Surrounded by palm trees, the site provides magnificent views, with windows purposely placed throughout.



The residents can really see and feel the structure fold inside the home, especially because of the open floor plan. There is no difference in cladding on the outside and on the inside, so… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 26, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Russia's Longest Underwater Cave (14 photos)



Ordinskaya Cave is the longest underwater cave in Russia, and the biggest gypsum cave in the world. Most of us would be terrified to explore the depths of the cave, but underwater photographer Vitya Lyagushkin and diving journalist Bogdana Vashchenko thrive on just these kinds of adventures...



Submerging themselves into crystal clear blue water, the brave divers give us a perspective… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Color Photographs of Russia, 100 Years Ago. - The Big Picture

Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, in Bukhara, (present-day Uzbekistan), 1910.

Would you believe me if I told you we could see what the world looked like a century ago through color photographs? Well it's true, and it's nothing short of incredible.



This extraordinary collection of color photographs was taken between 1909 and 1912. In those… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 20, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

My Modern Vixen: Christina Hendricks in Esquire Russia



Although Esquire used the same cover shot of Christina Hendricks in their April 2010 US Edition, this sexy spread in their upcoming June 2010 Russia Edition is totally worth a double take.



Hendricks, who just turned 35, is an American actress best known for her starring role as Joan…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

2014 Winter Olympic Stadium Has Crystalline Skin



Populous has announced that it has been selected to design the main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The 40,000 seat pebble-shaped design will feature several sustainable factors including a shimmering crystalline skin. Its sweeping form responds to both its coastal location and mountainous backdrop, whilst its translucent skin…

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Added by Eugene on October 13, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Modern Architecture - Russia's Floating Winter Olympic Village



As Sochi prepares to host the Winter Olympics in 2014, Russian architecture firm A.Asadov recently proposed this series of island complexes for their Olympic Village. Five large buildings stand on gigantic artificial lily pads that are raised above water in the Black Sea. From a bird's-eye view these rings form the Olympic rings emblem.



Five colored rings…

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Added by Eugene on August 20, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Modern Architecture - Connecting a Road Between Russia and the USA



Designed by Paris-based OFF Architecture, the Bering Strait Project seeks to connect the short stretch of Arctic Ocean between Russia and the United States. Due to the Straits relatively shallow water levels; the proposed structure is able to descend to the bottom of the ocean, with only a few meters floating above water level. Travelers would be able to take a train, car,…

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Added by Eugene on August 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - Dance Palace: St. Petersburg, Russia



Dutch architects UNStudio have won a competition to design a dance theater in the historic center of St. Petersburg, Russia. The new complex houses the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, headed by choreographer Boris Eifman.



The 226,000 square foot (21,000 sq m) Dance Palace will consist of two horseshoe-shaped auditoriums which have a combined capacity of…

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Added by Eugene on July 23, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dali-esque Surrealist Art by Vladimir Kush: Russia

Looking at these surrealist paintings, you get the impression that Vladimir Kush of Russia must have been highly influenced by artist Salvador Dalí. Vladimir states, "Art school was a world of a new inspiration. The class I attended allowed total artistic freedom. I learned much about the famous Renaissance painters, impressionists, post-impressionists, and…

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Added by Eugene on September 12, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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