Space Transformation

Residence Khata-Maysternia: When the Space Forms the Community

When there is an abundance of ideas worth realizing, people ready for work, and enough resources to cover the needs, then the perfect place will always be found – or created.

The Residence Khata-Maysternya (ukr.: House-Workshop – tr.) is a space...

Slavske: Experimental Green Building

The Carpathian village of Slavske, located in the valley of the Opir river and surrounded by mountains, has been a resort since the beginning of the 19th century, when it saw the construction of its first hotel and climatotherapy station....

A Return to the Exclusion Zone

Prypiat is the city that saw bright prospects and terrible consequences. For the last 30 years this is an abandoned spot, contaminated by radiation. Today Prypiat is the subject of legends, the territory of dreary scenes and a sign of...

Mariupol of possibilities

In the south-eastern Ukraine, on the coast of Azov sea, there’s a city called Mariupol. The date of its foundation still remains quite a controversial issue – whether to start counting its history from the construction of the Cossack’s watchtower...

Frumushyka – New Lease of Life

Throughout the centuries, the moors of Bessarabia, scattered within the banks of the Dnister, the Danube and the Black Sea, have boasted cultural and ethnical diversity. Local villages were comprised of multinational families, where it was quite common for mother...

Velosadyba in place of an old granary

The story of this small social initiative in Transcarpathian region is inspiring and provides impetus. This is the story that could happen in many villages and towns. Plenty of initiatives of modern Ukraine imply creating something new in place of...

Saint Miklós, the Castle that Decided to Be

It is not very difficult to get to the Saint Miklós castle in Chynadiyovo and take a guided tour there: the door is always open to tourists and travelers.  However, we needed more information than the guides usually tell during...

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