The MARSH school has invited “Atrium”'s headers to lead one of the design studios for the first year students of Magistracy. September 10, 2015, at the Open Day, dedicated to just design studios, Anton Nadtochiy and Vera Butko presented their studio 'Re-Formation ", in which they offer future architects to focus on the process of creation and the birth of form. To think about what justified a formal decision – function plot, the criteria of appropriateness, the author's idea? What are the means and tools enjoyed the architect when designing forms, defined as iconic? What is its specificity, depending on the type of building? Can a building be iconic and does not stand out of context?
During the course of study, which will be held in the second half of the training year, students will have to find answers to these questions and apply them to specific objects. These are objects of public, social and residential functions on the basis of developing master-plan of the village for 10 thousand of residents. The village founded in a unique lake region is strategically located between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and one of the Russian developers in the near future plans to turn it into a new tourist cluster.
The same developer being very interested in the future village's architecture of really high quality, mandatory for 'Re-Formations's participants will organize a special tour to the place. After all, studio's leaders are convinced that the form – this is the answer to solve the problem, growing out of the aggregate function and context, place and circumstances. And visiting local scenic area, students will be able to learn the most important skill of the architect – the choice of a formal strategy. It determines the quality of the architectural object as a piece of art.