12-12-2011
Crabbehof

Read about Crabbehof and our involvement in the renovation process of this 60's neighbourhood.
Crabbehof is part of the ongoing research on Modernist mass-housing neighbourhoods called Building upon ideals.

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18-11-2011
Sofia Architecture Week 2011

SAW11 finished. The event proved to be a good meeting grounds for people interested in the urban environment.
The 14 exhibitions, 5 workshops, 7 film screenings, 8 presentations, 1 performance, 2 kids activities, 7 debates,
11 lectures and 2 parties, spread on 13 locations managed to attract a varied and enthusiastic crowd. SAW11 related
both to its immediate conditions-the city of Sofia, as well as to its regional context-the Balkans.

SAW11 is an international architecture festival. It is a platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas between people
who are actively engaged with the problems of urban environment. The festival aims to build up a critical mass of
possible scenarios which could generate good architectural and social practices.

The 2011 edition was curated by Ljubo Georgiev and Hans Ibelings.

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17-11-2011
First Recordings from SAW11

Most of the debates, presentations and lectures of SAW11 were filmed by streamer.bg.
Here is the first set of recordings: Making the perfect playground (WhATA? and Thomas Kong);
Who creates Sofia? - The images of the city (Ljubo Georgiev, Miryana Yordanova, Georgi Ranchev,
Velyana Naydenova, Ivo Pantaleev, Zoya Consulova); Failed Archtiecture - Past continuous
(Michiel van Iersel, Gilly Karjevsky, Nikola Mihov, Hans Ibelings, Penka Popova); Tuning Sofia
(Transformatori and Javier Pena); Architecture and Film (Hans Ibelings, Ljubo Georgiev,
Jana Karaivanova, Kyle Bergman, Jord den Hollander)

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26-09-2011
WHAT ARE UTOPIAS FOR?

An article by Ljubo Georgiev and Anita Stamatoiu was published by the Bulgarian magazine Edno.
The text treats the topic of utopias, especially architectural ones, and functions as an introduction
to the 2011 edition of the Sofia Architecture Week, which is co-curated by Ljubo Georgiev.
The full article can be seen also under PUBLICATIONS-What are utopias for? or read on Edno's website.

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22-09-2011
FAILED ARCHITECTURE #4

The Danish Network for Young Planners has invited Ljubo Georgiev and Michiel van Iersel (Non-fiction, Amsterdam)
to co-organise and participate in a debate during the 2011 Danish Day of Architecture. The initiative consist of a
'walk-shop' around Domus Vista (the second tallest residential building in Scandinavia), which was charged with a
lot of expectations when it was built in 1969, but became rather a symbol of the failure of the socialist planning principles.
After the 'walk-shop' a debate moderated by Michiel van Iersel and with the participation of Ljubo Georgiev,
Claus Bech-Danielsen (SBI), Signe Sophie Boggild (NYP) and Niles Bjorn (Hausenberg) will discuss why public housing
from the post-war period are often regarded as failures. This initiative is part of the Failed Architecture series.

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21-06-2011
KVARTAL exhibited
Project KVARTAL is being exhibited in Copenhagen's Louisiana Museum Of Modern Art as part of the exhibition
LIVING: FRONTIERS OF ARCHITECTURE . Earlier the project was part of the exhibition "From Collectivism to
Individualism" in the State Museum of Architecture in Moscow.

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08-06-2011
Sofia Architecture Week
Architecture has often more to offer than a pragmatic answer to a practical question. It can provide, or at least hint at,
a possible future, an unexpected potential. It can also be loaded with social or cultural significance beyond its sheer
volume and mass. But sometimes architecture is not enough. Sometimes solutions lie beyond the architect’s
capabilities, no matter how big his/her desire to change the world. See our Manifest.

Ljubo Georgiev and Hans Ibelings (editor in chief of A10 magazine) have been invited as curators of the 2011 edition
of the Sofia Architecture Week. This year's topic will be ARCHITECTURE UNLIMITED?

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26-05-2011
Failed Architecture in Skopje
Ljubo Georgiev and Michiel van Iersel have organised a Failed Architecture debate during the 2011 edition of the
Skopje Architecture Week. On 3rd June we will be joined by other two speakers from the region with whom we are
going to discuss "How creative entrepreneurs can save our buildings".

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16-05-2011
Skopje Architecture Week 2011
de+ge is participating at Skopje Architecture Week 2011. Ljubo Georgiev is taking the role of a representative of the
Sofia Architecture Week 2011. A lecture on contemporary Bulgarian activist architecture and a Failed Architecture debate
are some of the events, which we have organised. The most popular architecture event in Macedonia will take place
between 01 and 05 June and will host lectures and debates from various European architects.
See more info on the website of SkAW.

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05-05-2011
Danish planners
de+ge welcomed the group Young Planners Network from Denmark visiting the Netherlands for a study trip on urban renewal.
Ljubo Georgiev held a presentation on Eastern/Western European Modernist housing development and their present condition.
Continuing with a brief workshop, the guests were invited to react to the presentation with Danish examples. A very fruitful morning!

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18-04-2011
Sofia-DA
Ljubo Georgiev was appointed as a 'provocateur of the month' for the website of the Sofia Development Association.
The association is an NGO, which aims at promoting and encouraging the constant dialogue between civil society,
business, public institutions and municipal administration for creating a social environment, which supports the
development of Sofia as a modern European city.

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12-04-2011
Konigsbrunn Mitte
Our entry in the combined masterplan and architectural competition for the creation of an urban centre in the city of
Konigsbrunn, Germany.

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12-04-2011
FAILED ARCHITECTURE
Ljubo Georgiev will be one of the speakers at the first Failed Architecture debate. The event will take place on 20th April
at 20:00 at de Verdieping, the cultural basement and fringe programme in the building of TrouwAmsterdam.

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22-03-2011
CRABBEHOF
de+ge has recently been working within a broad team of professionals on an urban renewal strategy for Crabbehof.
This Dordrecht (NL) neighbourhood was built in the 60's, following the Modernist ideals of architecture and urban planning,
but is now struggling with social and economical problems. Some of our activities associated with this process can be
followed on the Crabbehof website: www.crabbehof.nl/wijkvisie

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13-12-2010
KVARTAL
de+ge was shortlisted for the Moscow 101 competition

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15-11-2010
Fotos+videos of Komunarhia
We have published the fotos and videos from Komunarhia - the workshop that de+ge organised together with
Transfromatori during SAW10. You can see pictures at SAW10 workshop and videos on our YOU tube channel

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01-11-2010
Actualno
An interview with Ljubo Georgiev about his involvement with the Sofia Architecture Week 2010 was published
on actualno.com, a Bulgarian website for daily news.

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12-10-2010
SAW10 - debate
As part of SAW10 de+ge is organising the ACTION-REACTION debate. With David Gogishvili-Tbilisi,
Dimitrij Zadorin-Moscow, Stefan Ghenciulescu-Bucharest.

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11-10-2010
Ibba - de+ge and VINKbouw are participating in Ibba. See PROJECT Ibba. Come visit us in the cityhall of Almere on
16th of October

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08-10-2010
SAW10 - workshop
de+ge is organising one of the workshops during
Sofia Architecture Week 2010. For more information visit the workshop blog

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24-09-2010
sKOPJE 2014
Ljubo Georgiev has published an article about Skopje in BLISTER

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11-09-2010
BMVR - CAEN
The competition for the new central library in Caen (FR) was won by OMA. On this project Simon de Jong worked in
the position of senior architect on a freelance base.
Also check out the animation

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08-07-10
article in BLISTER magazine
An article of Ljubo Georgiev published in BLISTER, a Bulgarian online magazine for culture and art criticism.
The article is in Bulgarian.

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21-04-2010
Link city nominated for the BNA Jonge architecten prijsvraag '10
Link city was the proposal, which Ljubo Georgiev, Giulia Melloni and Simone Pizzagalli submitted for the BNA
Young architects competition '10. It was one of the 21 nominated projects, which were considered for the final
of this yearly contest, organised by the the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA). The theme of the competition
was 'De verticale stad voor gezinnen' (The vertical city for families).
For more information visit the BNA website.

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26-01-2010
Yerevan project receives an Honourable mention
The jury of the competition for a new hotel and business centre for the Armenian capital Yerevan had awarded an
honourable mention to the 'Fourinateam' proposal. 'Fouinateam' is a group of architects composed by Ljubo Georgiev,
Giulia Melloni, Simone Pizzagalli and Laurenz Müller. The jury awarded no 1st prize but a 2nd and a 3rd one.
There were 274 submitted entries and 6 of these received an Honourable mention.
See studioljubo.com for more information.

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25-01-2010
Article in Ruimtevolk
An article by Ljubo Georgiev on the topic of Modernism inspired mass housing was published by Ruimtevolk.
The article discusses the relation of the dwellers to public and private spaces and a possible way of improving
of this type of unpopular neighbourhoods.
Visit Ruimtevolk to read the article. The text is in Dutch.

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04-12-2009
UGC wins 3rd prize
User Generated content won the 3rd prize in the innovative housing competition Casa Nova 2009.
The ideas contest was organised by Stadsgewest Haaglanden and was aimed at stimulating ideas on innovative,
family based, urban dwellings.
See ugc delft for more information.

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26-11-2009
Videos from the debate in Sofia on 4th November
Note that the videos are in Bulgarian. Watch via YouTube

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15-10-2009
Sofia Architecture Week 09 debat
On 4th November, during this years edition of the Sofia Architecture Week, Ljubo Georgiev organises the
'Neighbourhoods on the edge' debate about the Bulgarian plattenbau suburbs built during communism.
After the collapse of the one party state these neighbourhoods have become a laboratory for the transformation
from a centralised system to an often wild capitalism. The new role of private property caused a new use of the suburbs,
very often in strong contrast with the original socialist urban planning. A new understanding for the use of these suburbs
is needed, a formula which is better tailored to today’s realities and possible future developments.