2011 Russia Today, 03.05.2011
International Union of Architects rewards Russians
Russian architect have received prestigious prize from the International Union of Architects.
Aleksandr Kuptsov, who proved he loves his neighbor as himself in his recent project, has scooped special prize of Vassilis Sgoutas Award. It is designed to encourage architects that contribute efficiently to the struggle against misery in communities living below the poverty line.
Kuptsov was rewarded for his original conceptual project of shelters for homeless people. In his project, Kuptsov suggests affordable methods of "construction" from recyclable materials. His little houses for the homeless are in fact made from cardboard. This project titled Origami was created in 2004 for the Russian pavilion at the 9th Architecture Biennale in Venice.
2004 Оригами. Домики для бомжей