SPA in Relax Park Verholy / YOD studio

02:00 - 30 January, 2016
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

CANactions Launches Open Call for STUDIO #2

07:00 - 24 November, 2015
Open Call
Open Call

CANactions School, the first school for urban studies in Ukraine, has launched an international call for applicants for
STUDIO #2: “Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities." The seminar will take place from February to May 2016.

Orang+Utan Vegetarian Bar / AKZ Architectura + Yulia Savlepova

22:00 - 20 November, 2015
Courtesy of AKZ Architectura, Yulia Savlepova
Courtesy of AKZ Architectura, Yulia Savlepova
  • Architects

    AKZ Architectura · Office Profile, Yulia Savlepova
  • Location

  • Design Team

    Artem Vahrin, Katya Zuieva, Yulia Savlepova
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AKZ Architectura, Yulia Savlepova

Courtesy of AKZ Architectura, Yulia Savlepova Courtesy of AKZ Architectura, Yulia Savlepova Courtesy of AKZ Architectura, Yulia Savlepova Courtesy of AKZ Architectura, Yulia Savlepova +13

House in Kharkiv / Sbm studio

22:00 - 17 November, 2015
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko
  • Architects

    Sbm studio
  • Location

    Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
  • Architects in Charge

    Olga Kleytman, Kateryna Ahafonova, Anna Verizhenko, Valeriia Ahafonova
  • Engineer

    Sergij Stribul
  • Area

    460.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +26

Should the Ukrainian Capital "Erase its Soviet Past or Learn to Live With History?"

04:00 - 17 November, 2015
The Friendship of Nations Arch, Kyiv/Kiev. Image © Ryan Koopmans
The Friendship of Nations Arch, Kyiv/Kiev. Image © Ryan Koopmans

In a 'long view' piece for The Calvert Journal, Owen Hatherley tackles one of the most pressing cultural questions facing many former Soviet countries: should the Ukrainian capital of Kiev (or Kyiv) erase its Soviet past or learn to live with history? For a city which saw a popular revolution against "a grotesquely wealthy elite" last year, Kiev is developing a flourishing independent cultural scene. In this article Hatherley, who has taken part in the city's 2015 art biennial, expertly narrates the city's Soviet, post-Soviet and contemporary "oligarch-funded" architecture to ask: "if Soviet Ukraine can’t be wished away, what should be conserved, and what should be rejected?"

House in Kharkiv / Drozdov & Partners

05:00 - 28 October, 2015
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
  • Architect in Charge

    Yuriy Bendasov, Oleg Drozdov, Vladimir Konovalov, Yana Bryukhovetskaya and Eugeniy Bosenko
  • Area

    488.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Andrey Avdeenko

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Hotel in Relax Park Verholy / YOD design studio

05:00 - 19 September, 2015
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +24

Novopecherskie Lipki Penthouse / Olha Akulova Design

02:00 - 4 September, 2015

Office K2 / Baraban +

02:00 - 15 August, 2015
Courtesy of Baraban +
Courtesy of Baraban +

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Loft in Kyiv / MARTINarchitects

17:00 - 31 July, 2015
© Igor Karpenko
© Igor Karpenko

© Igor Karpenko © Igor Karpenko © Igor Karpenko © Igor Karpenko +24

32nd apartment / 2B.group

03:00 - 15 June, 2015
© Andrey Bezuglov
© Andrey Bezuglov

© Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov +20

PODOLYAN Store Project / FILD design thinking company

15:00 - 2 June, 2015
© Roman Pashkovskiy
© Roman Pashkovskiy

© Roman Pashkovskiy © Roman Pashkovskiy © Roman Pashkovskiy © Roman Pashkovskiy +20

Guest Houses in Relax Park Verholy / YOD dеsign lab

02:00 - 26 May, 2015
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +8

Buddy’s House / Sergey Makhno

03:00 - 4 April, 2015
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +22

"Superstructure": 11 Projects That Defined Kiev's Soviet Modernism

10:30 - 29 March, 2015
Pavilion "Transport", from the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy of USSR. Image Courtesy of Valentyn Shtolko
Pavilion "Transport", from the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy of USSR. Image Courtesy of Valentyn Shtolko

Around the globe, the post-war years were a period of optimism and extreme experimentation. On both sides of the cold war's ideological divide, this optimism found its greatest expression, architecturally speaking, in modernism - but of course, the particular circumstances of each city offered a unique spin on the modernist project. According to the curators of "Superstructure," an exhibition presented at Kiev's Visual Culture Research Center from January 28th to February 28th, the utopian architectural works of Kiev represented "an attempt to transform the city into the environment for materialization of artistic thinking – in contrast to the strict unification of city space by typical construction and residential blocks." Architects such as Edward Bilsky and Florian Yuriyev, often working in collaboration with artists such as Ada Rybachuk and Volodymyr Melnychenko attempted to create projects that were a complete synthesis of architecture and art - an approach to design that often didn't sit well with the Ukrainian authorities of the time.

Featuring research by Alex Bykov, Oleksandr Burlaka and Oleksiy Radynski, "Superstructure" examined the projects which were typical of this particular cultural moment in Kiev. After the break, we present this research, and a selection of images from the exhibition.

The Institute of information, model, 1971. Image © V. Zabolotnyj State Scientific Architecture and Construction Library Hotel "Salute". Image © O.Ranchukov 1987 Halls of Farewell. Image © O.Burlaka 2014 The Pioneers Palace, first option, 1960. Image Courtesy of Edward Bilsky +39

Office Zotov & Co / Architecture bureau Zotov&Co

01:00 - 13 December, 2014
© Andriy Mihailov
© Andriy Mihailov
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyiv, Kyiv city, Ukraine
  • Project Leader

    Ekaterina Dolhaya
  • Chief architect

    Viktor Zotov
  • Team

    Oleg Selivanov, Roman Slyadnev
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Andriy Mihailov

© Andriy Mihailov © Andriy Mihailov © Andriy Mihailov © Andriy Mihailov +10

City of Kyiv Launches 'Terra Dignitas' Revolution Memorial Competition

01:00 - 1 November, 2014
Kyiv's Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Image © Flickr CC User Peter Collins
Kyiv's Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Image © Flickr CC User Peter Collins

The City of Kyiv has launched an international design competition aiming to commemorate the lives lost in Ukraine's Maidan Revolution, both through a memorial to their memory and through implementing the ideals of the revolution in the urban space surrounding Maidan Nezalezhnosti. The competition, honed through months of public discussions and consultations, is being organized by the Kyiv City State Administration and Ukraine's Ministry of Culture. More details after the break.

KaiF / FORM

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
© Andrey Bezuglov
© Andrey Bezuglov

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