Dmytro Aranchii Architects

Computational | Algorithmic Architecture

Ubiquitous. Interactive installation for IQ business center

iq business center parametric installation

ubIQuitos is a competitional proposal kinematic interactive installation in front of IQ business center in Kyiv, Ukraine. It is a 3d mirror for pedestrians and cars using kinematic and color changes to reflect local activities.


cardioTower. old factory pipe rethinking for unit city

cardiotower aranchii for unit city

cardioTower aims to provide healthy environment for the unit city. Its main idea is based on the mykola amosov heart training method, which starts from small loads and anticipates enhanced blood transportation.

Relevant project of a 6000 m2 green space Signature Garden in Kyiv downtown [under construction]

LOCATION: Unit City [former Kyiv Motorcycles Plant], Kyiv, Ukraine
DIMENSIONS: tower 64m height and 8-4m in diameter
DATE: 2017
PROGRAM: former Kyiv Motorcycles Plant pipe rethinking
STATUS: Competition

ARCHITECTURE: Дмитро Аранчій Architects
DESIGN TEAM: Dmytro Aranchii, Aliona Bondar, Ihor Kishta, Yevhen Kravchenko, Yelyzaveta Tymoshchuk, Anhelina Hladushevska

KINEMATICS: Viktor Dolgopiatov [Diacom Group]

Photos of implemented Domus Design Pavilion


Thus cardioTower has 6 levels for different health conditions. The idea is to achieve climbing on the top with a pulse rate under 140. Besides, cardioTower provides rest/view spots on the top of each level. Snacks, amphitheater for cinema/ performance, ping-pong, greenery, view point and stunning panoramic view on the highest level are entertaining people during their daily training.
In general, cardioTower speculates on real values and use computational (parametric) methods to transform these values into form.

Retail company head office [under construction]


technically speaking cardioTower consists of two main structural parts, inner supporting frame ( shukhov-like structure ) and outer stairs and cantilevering view points.
The highest ascent provides dynamic stairs as well as regular static ones. Dynamic stairs process up and down movements allowing people to walk on horizontal flat plane. It also makes possible to get to the top for not the most trained persons. Dynamic steps is an option that uses servo-motors and vertical rails to move along. One more option is to install an elevator inside the tower. It could allow only going down movement to protect health function of cardioTower or it could be used only for maintenance and or fire/medical services.

Dipping into Work, an implemented office interior near Maidan in Kyiv

cardio tower kyiv unit city

motorcycle factory unit city

cardioTower has 6 terraces that are oriented do different directions and views respectively

competition unit city art prize

dmytro aranchii tower unit city

dmytro aranchii unit city cardiotower

architetctural proposal unit city tower

cardiotower dynamic stairs in unitcity

unit city cardio tower terrace

unit citycardio tower sunset

Relevant project of a 6000 m2 green space Signature Garden in Kyiv downtown [under construction]

Photos of implemented Domus Design Pavilion

Retail company head office [under construction]

Dipping into Work, an implemented office interior near Maidan in Kyiv

Head office of one of the biggest Ukrainian retail companies

head office of grocery in kyiv

Office interior for one of the biggest Ukrainian retail companies. The project area is 3000 m2. The main task was to provide sunlight and insolation in spaces with ceiling 5.6m height. The additional task was to create space, where people can work with pleasure and have some rest. It was decided to create ылнlightы and glass partitions in order to create second levels and maximize area utilization. This was crucial in spaces where сompactness were more important then flatness. Relax and activity zones were designed for workers’ rest and productivity.


Dipping into Work Photos

parametric office design in Kyiv Ukraine

Office interior design in Kyiv using the methods of algorithmic morphogenesis was developed on the base of context-sensitive or adaptive systems. Office interior located in semi-basement part may be recognized by a winter garden, while ceiling architectural idea became uniting having level decreases and suspension lamps in places, where employees are concentrated, designed using so-called parametric method

Compare also with Dipping into Works renders

NAME: Dipping into work
WORK NAME: Mala Zhytomyrska / MZH
LOCATION: Mala Zhytomyrska str., Maidan, Kyiv, Ukraine
AREA: 75 sq m
DESIGN DATE: 2013-2014
PROGRAM: Closed type office

ARCHITECTURE: Dmytro Aranchii Architects
PROJECT TEAM: Dmytro Aranchii, Viacheslav Kyrpach
PHOTOGRAPHER: OleksiiFedorenko / Objects360

See also noMad architectural system based on modular robotics


In this project the team had to work with a semi-basement room in an old building with multiple challenges and constrains. The main goal was to create a space that is comfortable for work, loosing the feeling of basement room and organizing convenient relax zones.
In order to increase the labor comfort a ventilation system that spread almost under all ceilings was created. Due to narrow space we made a decision not to cover air pipes with dead constructions but to let them pass optimal ways and be a part of multilevel spatial ceiling geometry. Color design as well as ribs and cables system descending and interacting with the obstacles and context where needed allowed to make pipes almost invisible and created a distinct visual identity. Ceiling painted in dark color became an extraordinary solution that helped to make it kind of weightless.

See also Signature Garden in Kyiv by Dmytro Aranchii Architects


Spatial and planar patterns that made the office more solid were developed on the base of context-sensitive systems. In this particular case the arrangement of key functional areas and main light sources were taken as a context. The initial rigid grid deformed avoiding attractor-points.
No wonder the interference into cables metric series happens in places of dipping into workflow / over workplaces / here the process is similar to the streamlined body immersion into a tranquil liquid. Ropes serve isolines, emphasizing the elongated plan shape of the entire office, where one room flows seamlessly into another, while edges located athwart and painted same color as the ceiling help to create a three-dimensional geometry, serving barely noticeable frame.

See also Head Office of one of the Biggest Ukrainian Retail Companies by Dmytro Aranchii Architects

modern office design in Kyiv Ukraine

Once getting into office visitor finds himself in a distributing space, where it is possible to leave the outerwear in the closet, while patternized mirror on the beveled wall leads guests to the reception and then to one of the cabinets, meeting room. Or to WC, kitchen or resting room.

parametric design near Maidan Kyiv

The entrances to offices and conference room are concentrated in the reception area.

parametric office design meeting room

Meeting room separated by a partition with translucent parametric pattern on the glass is located directly in front of waiting area. This allows to get as much light from all sources as possible. Visual communication also eliminates the feeling of narrowness. The glass pattern lets focus on the most interesting details due to its unevenness.

parametric reception table Kyiv Ukraine

Reception geometry follows the principle of ceiling patterns formation bending inside on passage and extending space at the level of the human knee. Placing it diagonally allowed to create a comfortable transit.

parametric office entrance kyiv

Secretary workplace is protected with the screen, while here it is still possible to control the entrance area.

meeting room - parametric office design

Нeight fluctuations of the ceiling construction became reasonable by placing attractors on the tables, where a person does not need a full height. At the same time curved cables and hanging lamps on a dark background look impressive.

parametric meeting room design

White wall in the end of the table will serve as a screen for a projector that can be used during meetings and presentations.

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meeting room design for office not far from Maidan

meeting room in parametric office Kyiv

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The room is equipped with four specialist workplace which are separated convenient cabinets and screens.

Due to the gradient background pattern on the walls slowly dissolves merging with the ceiling while bright color at the bottom part of it makes it cheerful.

specialist's room in parametric office design

It was decided not to ignore a drop of daylight, that is why the pits otside the windows were deepened and finished with light material.

parametric ceiling in office Kyiv Ukraine

Windows arranged between offices let more light in and show continuing ceilings.

accountant's office design Kyiv Ukraine

Accountancy designed for two employees is visually similar to the specialists’ room.

parametric office design in Kyiv Ukraine

There are extra cabinets between offices dissolving in the wall plane.

office not far from Maidan Kyiv Ukraine

Director has a small but separate room.

parametric ceiling in office Kyiv Ukraine

parametric design of director's office

Overall in the office there were maximum space left for personal items.
TV is provided in director’s room, to view the latest news on the big screen at any time.

atrium parametric office design in Kyiv

At lunchtime, employees have the opportunity to relax in the courtyard.

atrium for relax parametric office Kyiv Ukraine

Lovely plants are also here.
The courtyard is accessible from the kitchen.

office kitchen Kyiv Ukraine

Kitchen consists of a sink, small refrigerator and built-in shelves with appliances that frees the countertop.

parametric office design kitchen

When the kitchen is closed the room can be used for any purpose.

parametric office not far from Maidan plan

Primarily arrangement of windows that could partially provide daylight in offices influenced planning. Bathroom and storeroom location was caused by the engineering communications situated near the entrance as well as kitchen with access to the winter garden which was formed around the distribution and additional rooms. Areas in the deep received light through large windows / doors from the courtyard and glass partition in a meetings room.

making parametric office design with grasshopper

parametric office design with attractors

attractors influence office design

Attractors influence examples on different planar metric series.

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Office plan location with people that serve as starting points for the geometry formation.

attractor's effect on planning

The resulting effect of attractors.

ceiling plan of parametric office design

Scheme of ceilings’ multilayer structures.

creation of pattern on the wall

Parametric pattern morphogenesis scheme. The diagram illustrates the principle of the context influence on the pattern at different relative positions of attractors-points different visual effect can be reached.

Animation that explains algorithmic morphogenesis , that was used in the project

See also Signature Garden in Kyiv

See also Head Office of one of the Biggest Ukrainian Retail Companies

See also noMad architectural system based on modular robotics

Signature Garden Kyiv

Signature Garden on Mechnykova street is a space on the roof of shopping mall between towers of Signature residential complex. A yard of 6000 sq m is simultaneously a green roof and provides various functions for residents as summer pond; intellectual fountain zone with “God mode”(in which water smoothly gives way to man); pavilion that faces Parus business center, zone with projections that interact with people; kids playground; mobile benches and trees in tubs for personal shadow creation; a cave, in which performances will take place, and will be also seen from restaurant; three viewing platforms; space for art with permanent and temporary exhibitions. Extensive landscaping is an important stroke in Signature garden.


Maidan Museum / Freedom Museum in Kyiv. Terra Dignitas

maidan museum kyiv architecture competition


70 Years Later: Recharge

interior design moscow - computational architecture70 Years Later: Recharge is an interior design in Moscow, that represents studio-apartment with two bedrooms. Kitchen and living room / dining room can be connected with each other and are separated with mobile sliding partitions. The lightning stripe envelopes zones of human location in apartment providing distributed lighting and emphasising on transits between zones. Furniture, particularly in bedroom and hallway, make people`s transits more fluent.


Air Islands. London Shoreditch Station

london shoreditch station architecture competition

Air Island proposal for old London Overground Shoreditch Station represents vision of saving existing building and introduction of particular fashion design function to connect authentic Brick Lane and fashionable Shoreditch. While exhibitions, lectures and retail by young designers are happening within the old structure, new intervention appears outside, Air Islands provide ability to walk and rest above the old station / new fashion design hub.


Circles on the Water

apartment design kyiv - contemporary interior

Apartment design in Kiev on Lesia Kurbasa street. Dwelling interior for a young girl that is keen on sailing. Studio with separate sleeping place 42 m2.


noMad. Architectural Behaviourial Modular System. AADRL

nomad architecture behavioral assembly aadrl

noMad project designed in AA DRL by Dmytro Aranchii, Paul Bart, Flavia Santos and Yuqiu Jiang during 16 month research 2013-2015. Work is based on modular robotic ideology and seeks for its appliance in architecture. noMad is the architectural behavioral assembly system that has attributes of autonomy, mobility, ability to communicate and make decisions. This research is not about one finite result but rather uncountable amount of variations, about approach how to create any space and adopt it to changing conditions without influence from outside and control by human.


Ukraine Pavilion Expo 2015 Milan

ukraine pavilion milan expo 2015

Project of Ukraine Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015. Recently Ukraine has been ignoring the question of a worthily representation of of the national pavilion at the World Expo, so our proposal is an attempt to break the trend and represent the state in terms of the openness of social and economic development, which is reflected in construction sensitivity (adaptivity) to the environment and visitors. Being open to changes and be transparent in its` implementation – is the slogan with which we support our vision, offering Ukraine Pavilion architecture, while emphasizing on the universality of exposition.


Ukrainian Pavilion Expo 2015

ukraine pavilion expo 2015 milan

Pavilion prototype for the Milan World Expo 2015 is called to demonstrate benefits of modular construction, flexible computational design methods and the limitless possibilities of artificial stone.

World EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, where, in our opinion, Ukraine has not shown 20 million visitors a worthy attitude to the exhibition served as a background for the pavilion development. Prior to the proposal of a full scale pavilion the reduced prototype with an area of 15 m2 and volume of approximately 30 m3 was designed.


Dipping into Work. Office parametric design, Kyiv, Ukraine

office design kyiv parametric architecture

Office interior design in Kyiv using the methods of algorithmic morphogenesis was developed on the base of context-sensitive or adaptive systems. Office interior located in semi-basement part may be recognized by a winter garden, while ceiling architectural idea becomes uniting having level decreased and suspension lamps in places, where employees are concentrated.



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Photos of earlier published Rules of growth 2.0 interior design in Kyiv. Though usually we work intensely with the methods of parametric architecture in this project computational design means were applied to decorative parametric trees. The main goal was to create a contemporary interior with minimum of required but capacious furniture in order to save means and get maximum of free space.


AA DRL Cellular Automata Workshop. Computational Architecture

computational architecture - cellular automata aadrl

Computational / parametric architecture stays very close to contemporary theory of algorithms. We have already implemented cellular automata and particularly game of life in architectural project Fashion Design Museum in Kyiv, 2009. Current project designed within the Architectural Association (AADRL) was aimed to go deeply into cellular automata theory and practice and to define the strategies of control the self-organizing system and to find the directions of usage in architectural design. Implementation of the algorithm for space tessellated into truncated octahedrons instead of usual cubic voxels also became a contribution into cellular automata research.


Octopus Tentacles. Interior design Kyiv

interior design kyiv - parametric architecture

Interior design of two-bedroom apartment in Kyiv, 69B Irpinska. Contemporary interior has a series of innovations by using methods of computational / parametric architecture, including the fact that for the first time in Ukrainian interior design practice we used 5-axis CNC milling machine for manufacturing panels with different curvature and bar counter for bottles of wine in apartment’s open space.


AADRL Material Workshop. Volume. Computing Without Computers

aadrl material workshop - spyropoulos studio

AADRL material workshop [part of 2013-15 MArch course] was related to material tension/compression experimentations with lycra as an envelope and plaster as a filing substance resulting in natural minimal surfaces and volumes respectively. Specific agenda was directed towards volumetric modular structure creation, which hence had to be cast in one turn as a solid assembly.


Rules of Growth 2.0 : L-Systems. Interior design in Kyiv

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Interior design in residential complex Liko Grad. Single bedroom dwelling consists of bedroom / living room and kitchen / dining room that has an extra place for guests to sleep.


Magnetic field 2.0. Apartment design in Kyiv

interior Voronoi digram

Electromagnetic fields have already occupied a prominent place in computational architecture theory and have been used in one of our previous projects. Resumption of this theme aimed to make a wider research of the topic and variations of its implementation in design.


Kyiv Passanger Train Depot Renovation. Parametric Architecture

kyiv pasazhyrskyi depot - renovation project

Parametric architecture makes understanding of complicated processes easier. Kyiv Passenger Train depot is a huge area that can and should be used today for the Kiev benefit. In addition to converting the space that is now used inefficiently, into the favorite leisure place for urban residents, the project pursues a second very important purpose – to connect Chokolivka and Polytechnic Institute neighborhoods that are now cut apart, belonging to the Shevchenkivskyi and Solomianskyi Kyiv districts. Pedestrian access will allow direct communication, while bike paths set arrangement will rise bicyclization of the capital on a new level, creating a strong local center of health and ecology.


Apartment design in Comfort Town. Rules of Growth

comfort town apartment design in kyiv

Comfort Town is a residential complex in Kyiv with a large and active community. Here, in Comfort Town, we had a chance to develop a two room apartment design. By agreement with the client it transformed into studio with a separate bedroom. Our studio is interested in working with small area, as the problem of small apartment design turns out more attractive than large one, it becomes a challenge to analytical and artistic abilities of architects to put everything compactly and correctly in a modest area.


3D space for Transform clothing collection for Sqviral brand

architectural space for sqviral clothing collection

Parametric architectural space for designer`s clothing brand Sqviral. Virtual environment was created to serve an expositional background for Transform collection and complements general idea of transformation.


Magnetic Field. Living Interior in Kyiv

magnetic field - parametric architecture ukraine

Another parametric design apartment in Kyiv is closely related to the study of the phenomenon of electromagnetic fields that have shaped the image of apartment and inhaled fresh algorithmic design in it. The interior is located in Kyiv on the Urlivska street on Pozniaky.

NAME: Magnetic field
WORK NAME: Urlivska / url
LOCATION: Urlivska str., Kyiv, Ukraine
AREA: 100 m2
DATE: 2011-2012
PROGRAM: Studio apartment with two bedrooms
CLIENT: Private
ARCHITECT: Dmytro Aranchii Architects
PROJECT TEAM: Dmytro Aranchii, Viacheslav Kyrpach

Apartment for Urlivska – a practical implementation of the theory of parametric architecture, follows our previous project Octopus tentacles. Open Space combines living room with kitchen and dining area. In the system of connected spaces kitchen island plays a separation role, especially between cooking and dining areas. Islet emphasizes the freely-based hood that forms the visual vertical axis around which transits occur.
Breaking the wall between the living room and the child room allowed placing a bed without losing an area for child`s activities. At the same time in open space it enabled arrangement of storage for master’s wine collection.

Parametric curves also took part in Magnetic Field morphogenesis, but unlike our project Apartment for Classmate, where lines influenced modular formation of individual elements of the interior. In Magnetic Field lines create the fundamental geometry accented on the rooms’ ceilings. Light stripes serve two purposes:
1. Compensation of missing daylight during the night
2. The formation of smooth transits between rooms
Therefore LED stripes lights (purchase of which is investment in efficient energy consumption) have their origin in the window or door openings.

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The flexibilityof openspaceis emphasized withsmoothlines of structuralelementsandfurniture configuration

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Kitchen island makes possible to use the cooktop either from kitchen or dining zone

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Hood freely based in interior serves a kind of rotation axis for the island, which is though fixed in optimal position

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Light stripe on the ceiling follows the transit at the same time compensating the lack of sunlight from a window at night

digital design of living interior, kyiv

Island’s rostrum, which dates back to the magnetic lines on the ceiling, would be impossible to be made without automatic machine using3d cutters and layers of flat elements

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Orange panno on the kitchen wall is also static electromagnetic field in which the average positions of the human are radiation sources

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Behind the kitchen island there is dining table in the bow window

corridor design - kyiv two-bedroom flat

The corridor combines with open space easily with the helpof continuum bands of magnetic fields on the ceiling

parametric design of hall interior, ukraine

The hall isfull of mirrors situated opposite each other creating a fractal looped effect

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Plan of the apartment with minimal interference in the initial planning

parametric architecture - magnetic field diagram

Magnetic fields in the room with the presence of one person or two

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Different polarity charges overlap on the plan

apartment interior design - magnetic field

The selected geometry of electromagnetic fields linear algorithm

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Illumination compensation / transits lighting

bedroom interior design - kyiv ukraine

Closet in bedroom geometrically “poured” into the wall

bedroom parametric design - kyiv, ukraine

Bed is rotated on the plan to reduce the bypass around it when you come into the room

bedroom digital interior - kyiv apartment

Each has its own resting on the bed reading lamp for flexible

magnetic field - bedroom parametric design

Strip lighting in the child’s room is modified into a set of bubbles

contemporary design of children room - ukraine

Like porous sponge (including Bob) bubbles also used to form the stairs to the second floor crib non-standard configuration

parametric design - children room in kyiv

parametric design interior of childrem room

Design includes a children’s bright colors and geometric patterns to develop the creative imagination of the child

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children room - apartment design in kyiv

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Kyiv Culture Space on Andriivskyi Descent Architectural Concept

ukrainian contemporary architecture in kyiv, ansriivskyi

The competition for young architects on the Andriivskyi descent aimed to create an architectural concept of Yunist factory former site development, out of 1 hectare the competition terms determined the cultural space as 10-15 per cent of the area linked to the Andriivskyi descent, and the rest of it was for commercial use. The competiton on the Andriivskyi provided the design of multifunctional cultural space with integrated chamber music hall.