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The project of the Ukrainian design studio won gold for Ukraine at a competition in Los Angeles

автор: Daria Sushko

PR Manager

Shkrub House by Sergey Makhno Architects, the workshop of Ukrainian design and architecture, received “gold” in the “Professional Interior Design” nomination at the prestigious international design award IDA. It is the first “gold” of this award for the studio and this year, is the only one for Ukrainians. In addition, the Academy DTEK project of the studio received a special jury award in the Professional Interior Design category.

The International Design Awards has been awarding for 13 years with the mission “to recognize and celebrate reasonable and sustainable design, popularize legendary designers and discover new talents”. The award is traditionally held in Los Angeles.

Shkrub House is a house in the Kyiv suburbs that the founder of the studio, Sergey Makhno, built for his family. The house is created in a Ukrainian contemporary style. The roof is made of reed, the walls are covered in clay, like in old huts, in 9 ancient techniques of execution. The ceiling is made of wood, which was reused: we purchased and dismantled 11 old houses and sheds in Western Ukraine. Ceramic tiles and decor — the authorship of the studio.

“It is symbolic that we were informed of the victory on the studio’s birthday — on January 24, it turned 17 years old. But this news is not about our own victory. It is about the fact that the world's interest in Ukrainian contemporary design, in our culture is growing. After all, the house of Shkrub is a celebration of Ukrainian traditions. We do not always understand, but we definitely feel “our own” — it gives strength. The land we walk on is a story that we remember and the power of our family, which is carried down from generation to generation. Wherever you are, the road always returns you home. We make comfort homey, and our homes — of great interest in the world”, — says Sergey Makhno.

Previously, Shkrub House received the Grand Prix of the Ukrainian contest “Interior Goda”.

3 000 square meters of Academy DTEK were designed and implemented in 6 months. It was important to integrate the company's values and create the best conditions for studying. On the ground floor, there is a library, a cafeteria with an exhibition of fresh flowers and designer lamps under the ceiling. On the first floor — lecture halls and a cinema. All rooms have powerful sound insulation, are made of wear-resistant materials and equipped with modern technologies. Thematic areas are separated by colors and materials.

Previously, the Academy DTEK project became the finalist of the International Design Excellence Awards from the Association of British and International Designers.

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