Portfolio: the best projects by Bigo architects


The heading “ELLE DECORATION Portfolio” will help you to choose your architect, for which we select the best projects of the most fashionable bureaus. New meeting – Bigo architects bureau!

Marina Biryukova and Elizaveta Golubtsova, Bigo architects bureau.


  • Bureau : Bigo architects, the name is derived from & nbsp; surnames of the founders of the Bureau & nbsp; – Marina Biryukova and Elizaveta Golubtsova. The girls met while studying at & nbsp; Moscow Architectural Institute.

  • Established : 2012.

  • Staff : 4.

  • < strong> Completed objects : 18.

  • Currently in progress : an architectural project of a private house and a swimming pool with a spa complex, an interior of a house with reconstruction, apartments in & nbsp; Moscow.

  • Favorite Western architect and designer : Le Corbusier and Christian Liaigre.

  • Exhibitions we try not to miss : Collectible in Brussels and & nbsp; Pad Art & amp; Design Paris.

  • Favorite Architecture Book : All Taschen titles in the Architecture & amp; Design.

  • Favorite film in terms of design : “Whispers and & nbsp; Screams” by Ingmar Bergman.

  • www.bigo-arch.com, @bigoarch

Children's house, 38 sq. m, New Moscow, 2018

“The steep slope on the site prompted the idea of ​​arranging a children's house, which, like a bridge, will connect two different levels of the ground. The large difference in height made it possible to install the building on piles and break up an additional play space under it with a hammock, bungees and nets. The house itself is designed in the form of a fortress with loopholed windows. The structure of wooden arches is alternated by filling of blank walls and glass inserts, which give a good view. And at the end of the bridge there is an observation deck & nbsp; – both a captain's bridge and a summer terrace for tea parties. ”

Apartment in Pomerantsevoy lane, 100 & nbsp; sq. m, 2018

“This apartment, located in a house of the late 19th century, once experienced a revolution, and what is even worse & nbsp; – modern renovation. And in order to restore the old Moscow spirit in it, first it was necessary to dismantle the entire remake. And & nbsp; only then completely redraw the layout, so that each member of a large family, in which there are two children and two dogs, feel comfortable and have their own separate space. Customers like & nbsp; we love things with history, so there is a lot of vintage furniture brought from Germany and Russian items of the 19th century. ”

House, 370 sq. m, Barcelona, ​​2019

“This is our first project abroad for familiar customers. It was easy to design, as we already knew what was comfortable for this family and what was not. As a result, the four-storey house, purchased with finished finishing, was completely rebuilt in order to rationally use every centimeter. In particular, we made a double-sided wardrobe, which is both a storage system and an interior partition. The basis of the interior was maintained in a & nbsp; calm Scandinavian style, diluted with bright vintage items from different eras from Spain and France. “

Apartment on Bashilovskaya street, 55 sq. m, 2017

“In a small two-room apartment in an & nbsp; old house, we had to place a bedroom with a dressing room, a living room, a bathroom and a utility area. To create a sense of spaciousness, we removed the corridors and built in the center a complex Suprematist composition in the spirit of Malevich's architects, which included a bathroom, a laundry room and a kitchen. From the side of the living room and hallway, a TV panel, consoles, wardrobes and shelves were built into it. The theme of Suprematism was supported by the decor, mixing Italian vintage and modern pieces in the style of the 1960s. “

Guest house with & nbsp; barbecue, 270 & nbsp; sq. m, New Moscow, 2016

“We designed this house for receiving guests, rest and & nbsp; barbecue parties from scratch. The barbecue oven has become an architectural dominant feature, which turns into a & nbsp; concrete structure that covers the area for cooking on the & nbsp; street. We made this composition of concrete, carefully selecting the formwork from specially prepared textured boards. I wanted to make the main house as merged with the surrounding landscape as possible, erasing the boundaries between the house and the & nbsp; street. “

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