Seeing Double

Seeing Double

By Nina Frolova / Photos by Tobias Harvey
In Russia, a bipartite modular system gives way to a contemporary country getaway.

"My life’s always been strictly urban," says Anna Gor, director of the Arsenal National Centre of Contemporary Art in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. In 2015, as a bit of a lifestyle experiment, she bought a lot in front of her friend’s holiday cottage outside the city. Finding inspiration in a lesson by Russian architect Mikhail Labazov, she decided to create "a small shelter for [her] favorite pursuits": reading, entertaining, and arranging flowers.

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