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KSUAE athletes are again successful in ski race

atletes02/02/2024

KSUAE athletes are again successful in ski race

In an ultra-hard fight, a team of KSUAE athletes took second place in the Championship of Universities of the Republic of Tatarstan in cross-country skiing, giving in only to the Volga State University of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism!

Boys competed in classical style and free style at a distance of 5 km, and girls - at a distance of 3 km. 140 athletes from 14 universities of the Republic of Tatarstan took part in the competition.

Congratulations to our team, athletes and coaches!

 

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KSUAE architecture students were successful at the prestigious international competition Dokdo Guesthouse Design in South Korea

korea01/02/2024

KSUAE architecture students were successful at the prestigious international competition Dokdo Guesthouse Design in South Korea

KSUAE architecture students, under the leadership of our porfessor Ilnar Akhtyamov, were successful at the prestigious Dokdo Guesthouse Design competition in South Korea, once again confirming the high level of KSUAE architecture students.

Students of various year of study who additionally work in the TIArch studio of KSUAE: Anna Alexandrova, Dina Kiyamova, Danil Nazarov, Sofya Shcherbak, Daria Shel, Radmir Valeev, Egor Kiselev, Ksenia Egorova, Diana Iksanova - submitted a number of projects at an international competition organized by Seoul Kunming University. The KSUAE studnets got third-degree diplomas and many enthusiastic responses from the competition organizers.

The competition task is discussing the problems with two nondescript rocky islands in the Sea of Japan, located approximately halfway between Japan and Korea. The Liancourt Rocks, such as Dokdo (South Korea) or Takeshima (Japan), are the basis of a state dispute between Japan and South Korea that has been going on for over 300 years. Currently the islands are located in South Korea.

The organizers of the competition - TED.A (The Department of Architectural Design) Kookmin University Graduate School of Techno Design - invited students from all over the world to create the concept of a small guest house on the Dokdo Islands, in individual applications. The project concepts had to meet the principles of sustainable and “green” construction in harsh climate conditions. At the same time, carry a historical and philosophical context.

In their projects, our students thought about the unique sensory experience of a traveler in a new space, about the connection of a person with nature and the history of this unique place. The use of sustainable construction technologies was also taken into account in order to minimize the impact on the environment. For each project, a model was made, which made it possible to best demonstrate the object and its adaptation to the complex terrain and climatic conditions of the territory.

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Applicants choose KSUAE: more than 350 guests at the Welcome Day

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29/01/2024

WELCOME DAY AT KSUAE:
exciting, amazing and full of nice emotions:

On 28th January our University opened its doors for many Russian school graduates with their parents from different parts of Russia and some international applicants:

- Campus tour visiting all our academic and research spaces and labs,
- Meeting with the University administration and Academic staff,
- Fotosession with the Rector Prof.Rashit Nizamov.

Besides, alll applicants knew about all conditions to apply for the programs of their interest and they were convinced that KSUAE/KGASU is the best Russian University delivering Civil Engineering and Architecture programs!

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Happy Russian Students' Day!

daystud25/01/2024

Happy Russian Students' Day!

On January 25, Russia celebrates the Day of Russian Students. The holiday is included in the list of memorable dates in Russia.

The holiday traces its history and traditions back to the 18th century. On January 25 (January 12, old style), 1755, Empress Elizabeth, supporting the initiative of Count Ivan Shuvalov and Mikhail Lomonosov, signed a decree “On the establishment of Moscow University.”

On the Day of Russian Students, our congratulations and wishes to the most numerous, most active, most promising part of our university staff - the students of KSUAE!

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Phenomenal victory of KSUAE architecture students in Japan

japan23/01/2024

Phenomenal victory of KSUAE architecture students in Japan

For half a century, Nisshin Kogyo has been holding one of the most famous paper architecture competitions! In this anniversary 50th cycle, two projects of KSUAE architecture students, completed were highlighted by members of the jury: Maria Svetovidova became the winner of the competition and Valeria Burkova received an honorable mention!

The competition, with a prize fund of more than 1.5 million rubles, annually offers a new topic for competitors and collects several hundred works of professional architects from all over the world! For example, this year there were about 400 of them! Award-winning works are also published in Shinkenchiku magazine.

Nisshin Kogyo is a manufacturer of waterproof materials, casings for the construction and industrial markets. The theme of the year (task) is usually formulated by a jury - famous architects in Japan and around the world. Ryue Nishizawa, co-founder of SANAA, winner of the 2010 Pritzker Prize, head of his own practice, is the main member of the competition jury. He formulated this year's theme, “House with a Big Roof,” which asked contestants to think about communities that live together, the idea of a home, and the practical, philosophical, and artistic idea of a roof in architecture.

The competition is often called a “paper” competition, as it examines concepts for the future of architecture. Graphics and ways of presenting ideas are also important. On the one hand, a simple, but on the other hand, philosophical theme, as well as an emphasis on exceptional graphics, certainly became an interesting task for the studio.

In total, under the guidance of KSUAE teacher Ilnar Akhtyamov, students of different years of study completed 19 projects, which were sent by mail to Japan. Among the winners, as a rule, the majority are local, Japanese architects, so the main victory of an architect from another country becomes even more valuable!

At the award ceremony, Ryue Nishizawa said that the idea for the assignment came from the company’s profile, since they make insulating materials, which, in a broad sense, is a roof (considering that modern architecture often has almost no walls).

At the invitation of the organizers, the winner of the competition, KSUAE student Maria Svetovidova, came to Japan for the award ceremony and shared her impressions: “The organizers of the competition hold an awards ceremony every year and invite all the winners. I made the decision to go to the award ceremony almost immediately - such a unique opportunity to visit Japan could not be missed, and the rather generous prize made it possible to do so. The awards ceremony took place in Tokyo, and the entire jury, Nisshin Kogyo executives, and almost all the winners were present.

After the official part, there was a question and answer session, communication between the jury and the participants. The main part was held in Japanese, and the organizers provided me with a translator who translated the official speeches and then helped in the conversations. It’s interesting that the jury said that it was difficult for them to present my idea in Japan, most likely due to the landscape, which is more typical of central Russia. When I was working on the drawing and during discussions in the studio, we mainly looked at the features of modern Japanese architecture, its boldness and experimentation, and natural plasticity as well.

Akihisa Hirata, one of the jury members, an architect and professor at Kyoto University, shared that during the first analysis of the works, not all the jury noticed in my project the section of the building at the bottom of the sheet and saw only the landscape. When he drew their attention to the cut, everyone “believed” the idea and the natural landscape turned into a “roof”. The jury praised the light watercolor graphics, the execution and the idea of introducing architecture into nature so that the boundaries between them are erased!”

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