suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
andrew OSULA: The Moscovian Military House embraces the visual expressions of both the Goth fashion and architectural discourse, transforming it into a converging typology that encourages spatial awareness and connectivity. The internal program integrates function with visual complexity, serving as a series of open exhibition spaces. Visitors are also invited to experience the rugged atmospheric ambience within the building which displays the latest in military gear and weaponry.
A bar/club also lies in the heart of the building which feeds off its environment through services and infrastructure, also satisfying the sub-culture of Moscow’s people. The Military House also transforms into an immersive guild and meeting place by night for those who don’t see eye to eye with the social order of society. The extreme language helps form a relationship with the decorative Gothic ornamentation defining some structural features both inside and out.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
aO: Gareth Pugh, Gothic fashion (Camden Town), Tomek Baginski, Hans Rudi Giger
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
aO: Reading: The STRAIN by Chuck Hogan.
Listening: Frank Ocean, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Whiz Kid
Watching: Orphan, Edward Scissorhands, The Cathederal (Short Film) by Tomek Baginski & Jacek Dukaj.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
aO: Xuberance, Xefirotarch, Emergent, Kokkugia, Morphosis, AL_A, Moh.