The design of the museum unfolds as a progressive extension of the surrounding streets, the same ones which gathered people during the Maidan revolution; a continuous and active promenade transforms the museum into a public ground along its elevation
In the place that witnessed one of the most ruthless massacres of Jews, now again the scene of bellic insanity, a small house of prayer remembers the dead and calls for reconciliation.
Designed in remembrance of the victims of the Euromaidan protests that took place between 2013 and 2014 in Kiev, the project resorts to the symbolic archetype of the ascending route as a narrative mechanism that accompanies the visitor... [+]
After the worst part of the pandemic, the Ukraine war shook the world tracing an ominous geopolitical scenario, which only science advances seem to alleviate.
The team at the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid has been working together with an advisory board since April 2022 on a masterplan for Kharkiv, following a request from the Kharkiv Mayor to Lord Foster through the United Nations Economic Commission
Around 83% of global energy is generated by burning fossil fuels. So, the transition from our predominantly dirty production of energy to one which is clean is at the very heart of our combating global warming. There is also a moral dimension to the
While we discuss the price of electricity, the ghost of famine hovers over the world. It is energy we are talking about in both cases, but while exosomatic energy depends on social organization, endosomatic energy has biological boundaries. Alfred Lo
Photogrammetry and 3D scanning will aid future rebuilding efforts. They will also help tell the story of the war. Outside the Dominican Church in Lviv’s historical centre, Yuriy Prepodobnyi carefully positions a laser scanner on a tripod, lining up i
Lack of global governance is blocking the adoption of measures that would curb the effects of the planet’s already advanced process of climate change.
The renowned British architect wants to contribute to the Ukrainian city's reconstruction and is focused on developing a master blueprint. The British architect Lord Foster is drawing up plans for the “high-tech” post-war revival of Ukraine’s second
The world has its eyes on the war waging in Eastern Europe, but the continent’s south has its own calamity: the tragedy of hunger, terrorism, and desolation.
Ukrainian Urbicide. Spurred by its journalistic spirit, Arquitectura Viva presents recent events and society's reactions to the war being waged on Ukraine through a semi-monographic issue that takes stock of its impact beyond the strictly architectur
Three decades ago the library of Sarajevo, disemboweled by shells, was the symbol of Balkanic urbicide, as documented in the 1993 article reproduced on page 24 of this Arquitectura Viva issue. Now it is a bridge outside Kyiv – blasted by the Ukrainia
Along with the 6,800 Russian professionals who signed a call for peace quickly censored by Putin’s government, architects, artists, and designers from everywhere join hands in expressing their disapproval of armed conflict and their solidarity with U
Ucrania es ahora el escenario de la interminable lucha entre las grandes potencias por afianzar el control en sus esferas de influencia.
A recent journey through the principal cities of the country was a stocktaking of Ukraine’s rich heritage, now under threat of Russian bombardments.
The devastation of Ukrainian cities like Kharkov, also seen in the dramatic sieges of Kiev or Mariupol, brings to mind the Balkan urbicides or the later destructions of Grozny in Chechnya or Aleppo in Syria. The tanks of February
This issue has had three consecutive presentations, and none in the end, because this text barely explains a process. After the optimism of January, looking up in awe to imagine the James Webb telescope deploying in space, the gaze had to be brought
The paralysis of Ukraine on account of the war has an echo in Russia itself, thanks to the sanctions interrupting its urban and cultural boom.
The tragic development of the war, with the urban destruction, the flood of refugees, and the nuclear threats, brings up alternative pasts that may have prevented the drama.
The target of the air strike carried out on 1 March was a telecommunications tower outside Kyiv. At least five people died and another five were injured. Ruslan Kavatsiuk of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center informed The New York Times that the
The Cantabrian photographer Manuel Álvarez Diestro traveled to Kyiv before the conflict and took pictures of the Ukrainian capital's latest urban developments. This photo series seeks to create a metaphor for hope through new constructions that somed
The crisis of Ukraine reproduces the sleepwalking carnival of the political elites that did not manage to prevent the outbreak of the Great War. Barbara Tuchman published in 1962 a masterly account of the 31 days that led to tragedy in 1914, The Guns
The Ukrainian crisis has to be tackled with perspective. This is precisely what Daniel Yergin does in The New Map, subtitled ‘Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations’ because the confrontation between nations is explained from the angle of its ener
Advancing towards the heart of the USSR in the autumn of 1941, the Third Reich troops took Kiev on 19 September. A bit over a week later, the Einsatzgruppen C mobile death squads of the SS, with the collaboration of locals, murdered 33,771 Jews in th