each final season moscow's strelka institute for media, architecture + design transforms its courtyard into a platform for artistic statements regarding the harsh russian winter. called the chronology project, it opens with a presentation by four architects of bureau aleksandr brodskiy. they created a so-called teplyaki, a simple structure, usually installed at russian construction sites to enable works to be carried out in winter. the one erected at strelka consists of heated portals between the street and three of institute’s lecture halls. the middle structure is made from wooden planks and semi-opaque polyethylene, featuring an artificial fire [on through feb 26 / open daily 10am-6pm ]. location: bersenyevskaya naberezhnaya 14 [yakimanka].
photo: the installation up close