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Project by Sergey Makhno Architects won the prestigious worldwide competition The Architecture MasterPrize
The interior design won in the nomination “Residential” next to studios from China, Singapore and America. The project of the apartment in Ukrainian capital was awarded for the embodiment of the refined Japanese style of wabi-sabi, ecological approach to the use of materials and attention to art in a family house.
TOP-50 professionals from around the world evaluated projects in three categories – architecture, interior design and landscape design. Current jury members include representatives from Dezeen, Designboom, University of London, Birmingham City University, Yale University, Princeton University.
One of the judges of The Architecture MasterPrize 2018 is Natalie Kanas Del Poso, world-renowned architect and designer, teacher of the European Institute of Design in Barcelona, co-founder and creative director of Spanish studio El Equipo Creativo. Natalie is one of the 20 most influential designers in the world.
Sergey Makhno Architects team developed the project of Wabi Sabi Apartment and completed it for family of the architect, designer and founder of the studio Sergey Makhno. It is realized in Kyiv, its area is 175 sq m + terrace 73 sq m.
Last year Wabi Sabi Apartment also became a finalist of the SBID contest.
“A few years ago we could only dream about victories in such competitions. In this project I combined Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, Ukrainian traditions, modern art and family comfort. The walls, for example, are made in the technology that our great-grandparents used in their huts. All my family loves this apartment, although once my wife cried that she did not want to live in a dugout. And I am grateful to my family and my team, together we risked and created something new and interesting”, Sergey Makhno says.
The award ceremony will take place in the famous architectural project of Frank Gehry - Guggenheim Museum in the Spanish city of Bilbao.