Ukrainian design blooms blending the country’s wilderness, ancient craftsmanship and mysterious folklore. In Milan, Sergey Makhno Architects, Victoriya Yakusha and emerging talents from Kiev showcase ‘earthy’ collections connecting past, present and future.
Folk musical instruments-inspired designs and custom-designed furniture feature in Ya Vsesvit’s monochrome co-working space in the Ukrainian capital. The workspace for young creatives hosts also an architectural studio, a lecture hall and a design gallery.
Victoria Yakusha pays tribute to ancient Ukrainian folklore with the FAINA furniture collection which features a decor piece inspired by the world’s longest musical instrument.
Back in the USSR: Peter Ortner photographed bus stops from Moldova to Uzbekistan revealing an vibrant “architecture of waiting”.
Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.