A successful business is down to a team of architects with an efficient way of working and, as the partners of the studio themselves state, each of their projects aims to create a reproducible system and a new concept of beauty based on innovative canons. Thanks to the efforts of the architects, many buildings have been given a facelift, while new complexes have set new design standards. Buromoscow’s portfolio includes designing housing complexes, apartment blocks and public buildings, as well as carrying out town planning surveys and taking part in internationally-acclaimed exhibitions and competitions.
Their architectural style has become so popular that the trade magazine Tatlin recently decided to dedicate a special issue to the studio, featuring some of the more significant projects carried out by the Moscow team. They include the reconstruction of Triumph Square in Moscow, the renovation of the façades of residential complexes in the Russian capital, a number of private homes and many other projects. On 22 December 2017 the special issue dedicated to the two-woman architect team was officially presented in Moscow and SpazioIris Moscow was on hand to lend its support.
The partnership between the Iris Ceramica Group and Buromoscow actually goes back a couple of years when, between 2015 and 2016, the showroom in our previous headquarters in Moscow hosted a busy calendar of exhibitions, conferences and workshops which involved the space in the cultural debate about architecture and design.
Opened in May 2015, SuperSuperSpace, the name of our first showroom, was designed by Metrogramma Architects, while the entire cultural programme was organised by Buromoscow which decided to focus special attention on the reproducibility of objects related to design.
The opening exhibition, which marked the beginning of a series of events held in the space, was Reproduction - Opening. Inspired by the reproducibility of tiles and large slabs, the show focused on the transition from handicrafts to mass production in the 20th century.
Continuing this investigation into the world of production and reproduction, the second exhibition was entitled Minifacture and was a kind of cultural journey that explored the introduction of digital techniques in modern-day production. The showroom become home to 3D printers, robots, high precision mills and lots of other machinery which were made available to artisans, artists, architects and others, producing highly successful results.
Next up was Knitfab, a series of workshops that transformed the showroom into an experimental textile workshop, because knitting machines were actually the first machines to be used as household digital printers.
This evolutionary process which explored the transition from artisan to standard, mass production ended with the latest exhibition Reproduction 1916 – 2016 Season Closing, which focused on an imaginary collection of tiles. Special printers were used to reproduce textile motifs typical of 20th century avant-garde Russian movements.