The heritage of Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics was shot by Russian photographer Anastasia Tsayder for her project “Olympics.” Olympic buildings, mostly designed in 1975-1978, acted as a manifestation of prosperity and power of the Soviet State, Anastasia Tsayder writes on her portfolio. The remnants of the Moscow Olympics serve as an example of what may happen to sports venues over time. Certain locations are still used as intended. Some were adapted for new functions. Some were left half abandoned. Many buildings did not blend into city structure, initially conceived to be messengers from the future. They now look like aliens from the past, the photographer concludes. Read More
Photo source: AB Elise.
AB Elise, the Russian architectural firm, has developed the project called Eco-city 2020, aimed at rehabilitation of the industrial zone in the town of Mirny, Yakutia. Eco-city will be built in the man-made crater with a diameter of about a kilometer and a depth of 550 meters. Read More
Peeing Panda Fountain. Photos by [Dmitry Kobsev](http://www.flickr.com/photos/kobsev/sets/72157622051200820/).
Architectural Festival Green City was held in the Altay Mountains (Russia) in early August. Participants built architectural objects from materials that can be found at the scene. According to organizers, this is one of the principles of eco-architecture. The aim of the festival was to create a model architecture that is able to blend with the environment.
Our colleague [Dmitry Kobsev](http://kobsev.livejournal.com/), who visited architectural festival, said metkere.com, that he was impressed by impractical objects, like The Temple of Wind or The City of Flowers. “This is a bare idea, a sort of concept, not a claim for housing”, – said Dmitry Kobsev.
Related article: [“We are the Champions” in Altay Language](http://metkere.com/en/2008/08/altay-champions.html).