Ceramic versus limestone bricks: which will win?
Ceramic brick sales have been growing recently and limestone brick sales are noticeably declining (although more than half of all houses in Russia are built with them). What’s the reason for this, our correspondent asks.
Copy of Architect Nickolai Shumakov: now it’s the museums’ turn to be in the malls’ backyard
If you ask an architect what architecture can do, he will immediately answer: Everything! Good architecture can provide for a town’s prosperity, but bad architecture can cause urban decay. There are lots of examples. We talked with the President of the Moscow Architects’ Union, Nickolai Shumakov, about the role of architecture and architects in the life of a town or city.