ADDRESS 7, ul. Myaskovskogo (B. Afanasyevsky per.)
CONSTRUCTION 1991 – 1992
One of the first ABD projects implemented in a new manner for the post-Soviet Russia—in cooperation with an American developer, a client and a new Russian bank. A small X1X-th century building (XY111-th century cellars) was adapted for ABC News studio in Moscow. The historic building’s main walls were preserved; the cellar for the filming studio was deepened. A staircase was hidden within a closed space to make a connection with the old building utilizing an element stained glass as the only new architectural element. The staircase lit from above is the only communication structure between four working levels.
From the very beginning the office design provided for future reshaping of the office area, facilitating change in size and in the number of rooms. A special ceiling was selected to be connected with partition fixes.
The well-known real estate consulting company Cushman & Wakefield Stiles & Riabokobylko sought to unite all of its departments, scattered around Moscow, in a single space while moving into a new office.