Anton Ivanov

Project: Neodacha: The Freedom Kit (2011)

research theme: THINNING
Directors: Joseph Grima, Jiang Jun

Architect Anton Ivanov is from Moscow. He studied in the Thinning theme with Joseph Grima and Jiang Jun and focused on the dacha phenomenon in Russia – the building of country houses by urban dwellers as an escape from city life. Anton looked at what he called the “abuse” part of the process, both in terms of the chaotic construction of dachas by individuals and also the top-down directives to clear land before major events such as the Sochi Winter Olympics. Anton currently works at Buromoscow Architects.