01/24: Yuri Avvakumov - MiSCeLLaNeouS

02/24: Ilya Utkin - melancholy

03/24: Igor Palmin - in PARTS

04/24: Yuri Palmin - ChertaNovo

05/24: Boris Tombak - Gt ILLUSION

06/24: Alexander Ermolaev - FRAGMENTs 58/00

07/24: Sergey Leontiev - the TOWER

08/24: Igor Moukhin - MOSCOW light

09/24: Valery Orlov - ForbiddenCity

10/24: Oleg Smirnov - Hero_City

11/24: Michael Rozanov - FLYOVER

12/24: Anatoly Erin - v. GLAZOVO

13/24: Dmitry Konradt - Wells'n'Walls

14/24: Alexander Slyusarev - conSEQUENCES

15/24: Valery Sirovsky - Cathedral_City

16/24: Semyon Faibisovich - my WINDOWS

17/24: Richard Pare - Russian Constructivism: a Province

18/24: Evgeny Nesterov - FACTORY

19/24: Vladislav Efimov - On the Leninist Path

20/24: Katia Golitsyna - sideSTREET

21/24: Vladimir Kupriyanov - OUTLINES

22/24: Dennis Letbetter - MOSCOW/2

23/24: V. Nilin - W C

24/24: Carl de Keyzer - ZONA

25/24: Marina Tsurtsumia - the VAULT

26/24: Sergei Chilikov - difFERences

27/24: Natalie Jernovskaya - ACADEMY

28/24: Alexei Shulgin - MONTAGE

29/24: Andras Fekete - Establishing Shots

30/24: Vladimir Antoschenkov - MASONRY

Vladimir Antoschenkov was born in Leningrad in 1933, and is an architect and photographer. In 1957 he graduated from the faculty of architecture in the Leningrad Institute of Engineering and Building. In 1974 he was awarded the degree of Candidate of Architecture. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Russian Union of Photographic Artists. He began to work in photography and did his first series of photographic work on Leningrad in 1974. Antoschenkov’s first personal exhibition was held in the House of Architects, and subsequent ones, starting in 1986, have been held at the Geographic Society in Leningrad, the Nashua Arts Centre (USA), Amherst Municipal Library (USA), the Marinsky Palace Rotunda, the Smolny Cathedral, the Museum of Russian Political History and the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, the 1993 Warwick Arts Festival (England), the Technical University, Berlin, and the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow. Since 1986 he has been published in the journals Soviet Photo, Land Ownership, Town-planning Council, Realtor, Three Arts, and Design and Construction. Starting from 2000 he has three times been awarded first prize in the all- municipal competitions organised by the City Museum Foundation. At present he continues to work as Head of the Department of Urban Development at St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Building, and leads the creative studio. He lectures in architectural composition, history of town planning, innovations in town planning, and architectural analysis.

“1. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 3. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”

Among building materials which men have created there is nothing more ancient than brick. And the technique of masonry is even more ancient. Types of brick vary depending on their function in bonding, density and degree of firing, size, heat resistance, which can be multiplied by types of bonding – constructional or decorative, and multiplied once again by the variety of architectural styles, and all this gives us a diversity which cannot be enumerated.

In the beginning, of course, there was only one type of brick, and one form of masonry. But there were many builders. And so when “the Lord scattered them abroad from thence: and they left off to build the city,” in fact the builders continued their work “upon the face of all the earth”. If architecture is language, then building technology is its speech, and the construction of library shelves filled with books is a construction of masonry. If the form of a library is a tower growing upwards, then it is the Tower of Babel, in which are stored countless books, written in a mixture of languages. If there are librarians in the library, then one of them is a photographer and architect from St. Petersburg who has read the books on his shelves and left in them his own bookmark.” (Yu. Avvakumov).


31/24: Academy of Architecture - MARKhI

32/24: Igor Chepikov - Resort City

33/24: Alexey Naroditsky - MAR ino

34/24: Igor Lebedev - SPBaroque

35/24: Alexander Brodsky - unDeveloped

36/24: Alexander Djikia - Upper Point