[TechUkraine&GIZ – UAcreativeindustries] Computational and algorithmic architecture by Dmytro Aranchii Architects

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Meet Dmytro Aranchii Architects! Founded by the author of the book Algorithmic Methods of Architectural Forming Dmytro Aranchii in 2007, today, Ukrainian studio is the digital design research pioneer practice in Ukraine that works in algorithmic architecture, parametric and parametric architecture generative design. 

With 2 degrees from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (Information Technologies in Architecture) and Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Computer Science), Dmytro went to London to gain experience at the Architectural Association in the Design Research Laboratory (DRL) program, where he was a student of Theodor Spyropoulos and Patrick Schumacher, founder of the department and chairman of ZAHA Hadid Architects. 

Aranchii Architects develops cutting-edge architecture projects blurring the lines of urban design, tech, and art. The team implements innovative architectural and engineering solutions using technological advances of the digital era, moving them to the next stage of designing buildings of tomorrow.  

Well known in Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Aranchii Architects prioritizes human-oriented design, sustainable development, responsiveness to climate change, provide livable outdoor spaces, carbon positive buildings, implement circular economy principles and increase the wellbeing of citizens that changes the way of building.

Featured projects 

  • Make water pure again: Pripyat, the “youngest city of Ukraine,” can become a model for other cities in returning Ukrainian water to its original source. Consequently, in addition to public service improvements, there are elements in the central city square that familiarise visitors with water issues and show solutions. In particular, the 2 main 8-meter installation drops. One of them shows the problem of excessive consumption. The other is about ubiquitous micro-plastics pollution. As an example of sustainable development, rainwater collection from the roofs is organized. Then water is filtered. In such a way, visitors are provided with recycled water in dry fountains and drinking fountains.
  • MISIATS – design of a modular station for the first colonizers of the Moon’s surface: The modular space station “Misiats” is the result of a deep study of the conditions of functioning on the Moon, the problems and needs that people will face on the surface of the Earth’s satellite. Modules have the shape of a Truncated octahedron, shapes which, when combined, fill the space. The configuration of the station can be easily changed. The module walls are interconnected and replaceable, making it possible to repair the station with minimum effort easily. The station is powered by helium 3 production and the use of fusion power.
  • Ukraine Pavilion EXPO 2015 Milan: Adaptive pavilion interacts with the natural and anthropogenic (human) environment by adjusting the size and nature of the holes in their constituents – panels/modules. The pavilion is a partial embodiment of the idea of ​​the Greek Agora – the location of the national assembly. The only difference is that lively trade took place in the Agora (equivalent component is pavilion exposition – “investment interest”). There is a place for people in the pavilion and on the site – a simple thing, which is so lacking in today’s Ukrainian cities.


«We are about to experience exciting architectural times in the history of mankind which are already on the doorstep,» – said Dmytro Aranchii.

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