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Shchusev State Museum of Architecture
Competition to design the Palace of the Soviets
The competition for a building of the Palace of the Soviets in Moscow was a key event in the domestic culture history. The Palace was designed during several decades, no building was built anyway, but the history of competitive proposals, their presentations and discussions had a decisive impact on formation and development of the entire Soviet architecture...
The manor of I. I. Baryshnikov
Starting the XVIII century, Myasnitskaya, one of the oldest streets of Moscow, had been building up with mansions of the rich nobles and merchants. Today, only a few of the constructed buildings on the street retained the vim of the classicism epoch and it's architectural appearance. Among them, there's a manor of Ivan Ivanovich Baryshnikov. The ho...
The Chudov Monastery and the Ascension Convent of the Moscow Kremlin
In the XX century the Moscow Kremlin suffered an irreparable damage. One of the most ancient Russian cities, that was proud of its architectural masterpieces of different ages, had lost famous Chudov Monastery and the Ascension Convent in Kremlin. These were extremely important orthodox centres, where key events of the Russian history took place....
Project of the Grand Kremlin Palace
Project of the Grand Kremlin palace (1767-1775) impressed the contemporaries with its audacity and unprecedented scale. The project of large dimensions by V. Bazhenov surely attracted Catherine the Great with the possibility to show the achievements of national architecture. The arrangement of the ensemble was conceived as integration with the city...
Military–Historical Museum (unrealised project), V.A. Pokrovsky, 1907–1908
This three-dimensional model of the Military-Historical Museum in St. Petersburg was created from the drawings and sketches of Vladimir Alexandrovich Pokrovsky, outstanding Russian architect and Academician of Architecture, one of the initiators of the Neo-Russian style at the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth centuries and an expert in Old Russi...
Konstantin Melnikov's Rusakov Club
The Rusakov Municipal Workers' Union Club by architect Konstantin Melnikov, known as the 'cogwheel house', is one of the most unusual structures in Moscow. Recognised as a world masterpiece of avant-garde architecture, the building dates from the period when, in the first three decades of the twentieth century, Russian and Soviet art played a leadi...
Neskuchnoye Estate of Prince Nikita Trubetskoy
In the 18th century the country estate of Prince Nikita Yurievich Trubetskoy lay on the high bank of the Moscow River, in a place called 'Neskuchnoye' not far from the Sparrow Hills. The estate was built in the early 1750s. It was designed by Dmitry Vasilievich Ukhtomsky, an eminent Moscow architect of the Baroque period.Today nothing remains of P...
Shekhtel's Pavilions at the Glasgow International Exhibition
Russia’s participation in the International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry in Glasgow, the commercial capital of Scotland, became one of the most important cultural events of 1901, prompted by a new wave of interest in Russian culture abroad. A large part of the exhibition area in the city’s Kelvingrove Park was occupied by Great Britain a...
Mobile app
Time Corridor
To see the stunning works of architecture that no longer exist or remained unimplemented ideas of the artists, not on a piece of paper, but in the way you would watch any other ordinary building. To travel in time, recreate the ruined monuments, fly over the city… To do this, you don’t have to possess super powers that are often attributed to fictional characters. The Virtual Museum of Architecture application for smart phones and pads is all you need. And the impossible becomes possible: the beauty of architectural concepts reveals itself, real and visible.
Interactive multimedia complex
«Time Corridor»

The basic idea of the Corridor of Time permanent multimedia exhibition of the museum is to use the new forms of demonstration of the history of Russian architecture, which could on the one hand supplement the permanent exhibition while being its integral part on the other hand. ARCHIprojects of Russia have been selected from original works being crucial for the further development of architecture.

The visitors to the museum have the opportunity not only to pass along the Corridor of Time with a guide, but also to get acquainted with the history of Russian architecture independently in way of an individual or group presentation and learn about architectural styles. Then the multimedia complex provides the ability to connect directly to the virtual museum via touch screens, which presents detailed information and stock materials on several thousands of outstanding architectural buildings and projects. Visitors of the museum, as well as any Internet users from any city of Russia and the world can not only learn the basic stages of development of Russian architecture, but choose the way of acquaintance with the museum collection by sorting objects and pictures according to several parameters: style, time, architect (author), construction site, and learn the meaning of unfamiliar architectural terms.

About project

The virtual museum of architecture is a project of the A.V. Shchusev State Museum of Architecture initiated and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Architecture as a particular art form requires special and contemporary representation methods. Web portal and 3D excursions are the new, hi-tech and adequate form of presentation of the architecture. The history of the creation of selected buildings in drawings, layouts and models, as well as design documents of the nonbuilt constructions, photos and measurement plans of lost buildings let the audience to visualize the evolution of national architecture.

Besides that, the virtual mode of the existence of museum specimens (graphics, historical photos) and of modern architectural shootings of the extant buildings, may help the non-specialist audience to see and to estimate the main memorials and achievements of the Russian architecture. So, every web user, to whom the access to the unique collection of the Museum of architecture is difficult, be this user from a Russian city or from abroad, may not only get acquainted to the main stages of the Russian architecture evolution, but also to make his own selection of objects and pictures, sorting them by several parameters – style, time, architect and place of construction.

Virtual museum of architecture supplied with scientific texts, descriptions and annotations becomes a unique resource for historical studies of national architecture. It is progressive, mobile and easy-to-access.