Sergey Makhno Office and Showroom / Sergey Makhno + Illya Tovstonog

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Architects: Sergey Makhno , Illya Tovstonog
Location:
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

Mini Shopping Mall Takes Top Prize in CANactions Youth Competition

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The top prize in CANactions‘ 2014 Youth Competition has been awarded to Valentyn Sharovatov of Unika Architecture & Urbanism, for his ”Extrasmall Shopping Mall”, a design for a miniature shopping center on a tight site on Lviv is Ukraine‘s largest architectural event, running since 2008.

The design by Sharovatov activates a neglected public square, using the draw of cafes and retail to regenerate this small corner of Lviv. More on the design after the break.

Shustov Brandy Bar / Studio Belenko

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Architects: Studio Belenko
Location: , Oblast, Ukraine
Architect In Charge: Denis Belenko Design Band
Year: 2014
Photographs: Pavel Babienko

How Kiev’s Independence Square Helped Spur an Uprising

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In a fascinating article for the GuardianOwen Hatherley visits Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kiev, the public square at the heart of the Ukranian revolution that ironically was designed under Stalin as a Baron Hausmann-style weapon against uprisings. Hatherley examines how elements of the public space were utilized by protesters, and how different areas of the square are now hosting a variety of political factions. You can read the full article here.

User-Generated Kyiv Ideas Competition

The recently announced ‘User-Generated Kyiv Ideas Competition‘ is searching for creative ideas and architectural solutions on building a better city. In nowadays circumstances, where citizens arise and understand that a city should be built by its citizens, the competition aims to convert the maximum energy generated by the revolutionary wave into urban ideas and new functions of public space.

The jury includes Ai Weiwei, Haris Piplas, Heribert Wolfmayer, Stefano Regazzo and Marc Jay

UPDATE: The registration is open until March 17 has been extended to April 25th (18:00 time) and projects must be submitted by April 17 April 27th (18:00 Kiev time). For more information, please click here.

Notting Hill / Yunakov architects

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Architects: Yunakov architects
Location: Kyyiv, city,
Design Team: Yunakov Ivan, Kornienko Olga, Karpov Andrey
Area: 170 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Oleg Stelmah

Confectionery Factory Roshen / Yunakov Architects

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Architects: Yunakov Architects
Location: , Vinnyts’ka oblast,
Design Team: Yunakov Ivan, Yunakov Fedor
Year: 2012
Photographs: Oleg Stelmah

House in Dniepropetrovsk / Yuriy Eroshik + Victoriya Yakusha

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Architects: Yuriy Eroshik + Victoriya Yakusha
Location: Dnipropetrovs’k, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast,
Design Team: Yuriy Eroshik, Victoriya Yakusha
Interior Design: Victoriya Yakusha, Diana Kashiya, Yuriy Cugankov
Area: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Yakusha Design

Restaurant “Odessa” / YOD Design Lab

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Architects: YOD Design Lab
Location: Chervonoarmiyska street, Kotsyubyns’ke, Kyivs’ka oblast, Ukraine
Creative Director: Volodymyr Nepyivoda
Art Director: Dmitriy Bonesko
Designer: Volodymyr Nepyivoda, Dmitriy Bonesko
Graphic Designer: Ilya Nepravda
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

Water Patio House / Drozdov & Partners

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Architects: Drozdov & Partners
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Oleg Drozdov, Alexander Strulev
Landscape: Jeroen Schipper Architecten
Area: 725 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

Kyiv Culture Space on Andriivskyi Descent Competition Entry / Dmytro Aranchii Architects

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Dmytro Aranchii Architects shared with us their proposal for the cultural space on the Andriivskyi descent, an educational competition sponsored by ESTA Holding earlier this year. The challenge was to create an architectural concept of the Yunist factory former site development, and out of 1 hectare, the competition terms determined the cultural space as 10-15 percent of the area linked to the Andriivskyi descent, and the rest of it was for commercial use. This consists of a multifunctional cultural space with an integrated chamber music hall. Besides the hall, the architects suggested to place a literature space in the cultural center suitable for seminars, conferences, meetings of readers and writers, poets and essayists, as there is a lack of such place in . More images and architects’ description after the break.

Beton Restaurant / Yunakov architects

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Architects: Yunakov architects
Location: , Ukraine
Design Team: Yunakov Ivan, Karpov Andrey, Yaroslav Katrich
Area: 860 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Oleg Stelmah / Electraua

IT Park Proposal / ZA Architects

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With the main challenge of providing an environment for the prosperous IT business incubator in city, the design by ZA Architects creates favorable conditions for the creation and development of the new ideas in the multi-component environment. The design backbone is the provocation of communication between people, casual acquaintances, experience sharing, receiving of new knowledge and social events of all kinds. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Under the Cloud’ Railway Station Proposal / Arthur Kupreychuk

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Designed by Arthur Kupreychuk , the proposal for the railway station, located in Sevastopol, Crimea, , consists of a passenger terminal building and a hanging in the air cloud-canopy above it. The supporting structure of the canopy is similar to the structure of an airship. The canopy strives upward by buoyancy forces, if its average density is less than the density of the atmosphere. More images and Kupreychuk’s description after the break.

Yacht House / Robin Monotti Architects

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Architects: Robin Monotti Architects
Location: Crimea,
Design Team: Robin Monotti Graziadei, Fannar Haraldsson
Structural Engineer: Gennadiy Gyrushta
Main Contractor: Igor Shutkin
Area: 875 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu

Ave Plaza / Drozdov&Partners

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Architects: Drozdov&Partners
Location: , Oblast,
Design Team: Oleg Drozdov, Vyacheslav Zhemir, Irina Goydenko
Area: 23,400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

Green Walking Mall Competition Entry / Unika

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Located in an area of , Ukraine with unfinished buildings, the proposal for the Green Walking Mall is conceived as an inclusions program for the existing Bazar Quarter into the surrounding urban structures. Designed by Unika Architecture & Urbanism, this is accomplished through the new planning structure that installs broken links with neighboring quarters. Their design adds clarity to complicated pedestrian links and chaotic planning including program for the existing area into the surrounding urban structures. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Office of Technology Company / TSEH Architectural Group

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Architects: TSEH Architectural Group
Location: ,
Design Team: Antonina Kaplya, Denis Zadneprovsky-Kononenko, Shtefan Egor
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,200 sqm
Photographs: Shtefan Egor