Gallery: Hanging Parasite Office Makes the Most of Unused Urban Space i...

This year’s Moscow ARCH Biennale challenged architects to repurpose unused spaces in urban areas, and Za Bor Architects scooped up this year's second place prize with their innovative “Parasite Office.” The hanging building is wedged between two existing
Moscow is the largest city in Russia with over 8 million residents and an ever-expanding economy. As the city grows, urban planners and architects have sought to emphasize creative, modern design solutions to fit within the city's urban fabric. Za Bor Architects' innovative “Parasite Office” is a hanging building wedged between two existing high rises that provides space for a design office without disrupting the flow of traffic on the street below.

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  1. lazyreader June 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Is this real or a CGI mock up. It just seems unreal to me.

  2. arcilook June 7, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Looks pretty… well… Special. That’s the word 😉

  3. lazyreader June 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Not as pretty as the buildings that sandwich it…….still an interesting way to provide work space in the city without interrupting the ability of cars to go through. Is it a self contained structure or does it require a foundation. Like the “Futuro” or Dymaxion houses that theoretically could be built anywhere.

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