Based in Moscow, Russia, ALPN (Architectural Laboratory of Polina Nozdracheva) offers a full range of services: from initial permits, through the development of all project stages to approval of projects and their supervision. The company has won awards for the two following architectural projects: Brickripples is a multiple residence development in Krasnoarmeysk, a town which originated in 1834 as a settlement for the newly established spinning mill. Most of the factory buildings and town houses that have survived until today constructed of brick in the typical industrial architectural style of the 19th century. A study of the site’s history also revealed a long, barrack-like body of workers’ dormitories. Thus the historical structure of the territory has been preserved and used in this project. The facade’s conception is ‘the foliage of trees in the wing’ with two-colour masonry, which creates the effect of randomness along the long facades and rigour which is common in the trunks of the trees at the end wall. The colour range is limited to natural shades of the surrounding landscape. ALPN was commissioned by a professional horse rider to create a unique equestrian complex in the Pushkin district. ‘Equitorus’ was required to meet all the stringent sanitary and technological requirements for the maintenance, training and preparation of horses competing at the highest level. The complex also had to contain the entire infrastructure necessary for the living and recreation needs of horse owners during their spare time. The most remarkable element of the complex is its large indoor arena made of glued wooden structures and featuring an L-shaped gallery with spectator seats and cafes. The object is perceived as a contrast in relation to the natural environment. It seems as if someone had spread a colourful homespun mat on the ground.
Architectural laboratory offers the full range of services: from the initial permits, the development of all project stages to approval of projects and supervision.