A well-known Russian architect and designer, founder and head of the ub.design bureau, presented a portfolio of his projects to the Nizhny Novgorod public and spoke about each in detail, paying attention to the fundamental foundations of the work of an architect and designer, urban planning policy, peculiarities of interaction with customers and collaboration with other architectural bureaus. …
Using the example of the "Parus" residential building on Khodynskoye Pole, Boris Uborevich-Borovsky showed how important it is that new buildings do not violate the "comfort zone" of existing buildings. When designing a building that resembles a sail (also called "house-ear"), it was important to give it such a shape so that its shadow would not block the sun of a nearby school, and only then the author gave the house a recognizable look.
A separate "chapter" of the lecture was the history of the creation of the Veshnyaki shopping center. Uborevich-Borovsky managed to convince the customer that a shopping center cannot be a blind "box". And now, due to the permeable facades, the shopping center visually attracts buyers both with its external appearance and interior design. Through transparent glass you can see that people are walking inside, life is raging, and in the evening light is pouring out of the windows.
Talking about interior design, the head of ub.design highlighted the benefits of minimalism. He himself prefers to use shades of white, sometimes gray and black tones, and, according to the architect, life itself brings bright colors to the interior, including the owners of the apartment with their clothes and accessories purchased according to their own taste. The only color that Boris Uborevich-Borovsky allows, besides the monochrome palette, is the natural greenery of plants, which always enliven the space.
During informal communication with the Nizhny Novgorod public, issues of local urban planning were also discussed. According to the Moscow architect, "the buildings in Nizhny Novgorod are not friendly with each other, but each of them is interesting in its own way."
At the end of the lecture, Boris Uborevich-Borovsky wished his colleagues in Nizhny Novgorod creative success.