Sergey Skuratov and Yuri Rost


What should contemporary architecture be like? And how can one create objects of cultural heritage for the future of Moscow? These questions will be answered by Moscow architect Sergey Skuratov.

Sergey Skuratov – architect, author of Copper House and House on Mosfilmovskaya projects has constructed more than 20 buildings in Moscow, he is student of Alexander Larin, founder of “Sergey Skuratov Architects” bureau, winner of numerous Russian and international prizes, participant of Venice architecture biennale in 2008 and 2010.

From the interview of Grigory Revzin with Sergey Skuratov:

“What is the essence of the architect’s job?

A person has a heart, a brain and a soul for architecture. Heart – is a sensible organ, it aims to feel the beauty. Brain is intellectual, it is made for the truth. Soul – is a moral sense. The task is to hear them all and to combine them. An artist saves something inside of him during his whole life and then gives it away. Proficiency of an artist is to learn how to hear correctly what is inside of you. The more truly, exactly, sincerely we give ourselves away, the more does architecture receive.”

Yuri Rost is a photographer, journalist, actor, author, TV host, trustee of the charity fund Sozidaniye (Creation). For many years, he has been a special correspondent of the newspapers Komsomolskaya Pravda and Literaturnaya Gazeta. Yuri is a laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, and several other prizes. He was selected by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2005) for inclusion in his last exhibition,Les choix d’Henri Cartier-Bresson (Paris, 2003).

“Interview” – is a joint project of Strelka institute and Interview magazine, during which Russian Agents of Change (like Oleg Chirkunov, Irina Prokhorova, Boris Groys and others) tell about themselves and their projects.