2021

"The role of architectural utopia in the city of the future"

On September 16, 2021 Alexander Yonchev gave a lecture at Gallery One in Sofia (Bulgaria), dedicated to architectural utopias and their importance for the development of modern architecture and concepts for the city of the future. The lecture was part of the exhibition “The City from afar”, organized by the French Institute in Bulgaria, the Embassy of France and the Regional Fund for Contemporary Art in the Loire Valley.

Photo: French Institute in Bulgaria

 

Lecture of Alexander Yonchev at Gallery One, Sofia
2020

Annual Architectural Awards ARCH INOVA 2020

Simple Architecture won the award in the “Projects: Private houses” category for its design of a house in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. Alexander Yonchev accepted the award at the official online ceremony of ARCH INOVA. View project here.

Source: ARCH INOVA

Alexander Yonchev receives first prize at architecture contest Archinova
2019

Annual Architectural Awards ARCH INOVA 2019

Simple Architecture received an honorable mention in the “Public Buildings” category for the project for a memorial “Temple of Peace” in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Alexander Yonchev accepted the award at the official ceremony of ARCH INOVA. You can see the awarded project here.

Source: ARCH INOVA

Alexander Yonchev receiving prize at architecture contest Archinova
2019

International recognition: The Big SEE Interior Design Award 2019

The project for an interior of an apartment in Sofia received the prestigious international Big SEE Interior Design Award. You can see the awarded project here.

Language: English

Source: Big SEE

2019

What is the architectural potential of Sofia? Alexander Yonchev took part in the Business Daily program on TV Evropa

The founder of Simple Architecture talks with host Dimitar Vuchev about the various architectural decisions that could improve the quality of urban environment.

Language: Bulgarian

Subtitles: English, French

Source: TV Evropa

2019

TEDxSofiaUniversity - Why Minimalism in Architecture?

The video of Alexander Yonchev’s presentation for TEDxSofiaUniversity is now available on TEDx Talks’ Youtube channel.

Language: Bulgarian

Subtitles: N/A

Source: TEDx Talks

2019

Third prize in category "Private interior" at the annual "House of the Year" competition

Simple Architecture received 3rd prize at a ceremony, organized by Idealen Dom magazine. The event took place at the InterContinental Hotel in Sofia. The award winning project is an interior of an apartment in Sofia.

Source: 24 hours
Photo: 24 hours

2019

TEDxSofiaUniversity - Why Minimalism in Architecture?

Alexander Yonchev presented on the international platform TEDx how he has become a a minimalist in the past 13 years. He also discussed the reasons that lead him to believe that minimalism was a cure against the disease of contemporary western society.
The video will be available soon on the TEDx network as well as on our website.

For more information, see here.

Photo: Iva Rusnakova

Alexander Yonchev talking about architecture at TEDxSofiaUniversity
2019

Alexander Yonchev in the Bulgarian National Television’s morning show „Kultura.BG“

The architect presents the winning project for a new Memorial of Peace in Pas-de-Calais (France) as well as his vision for architecture.

Language: Bulgarian

Subtitles: English, French

Source: BNT

2019

"The good examples in architecture" - Alexander Yonchev in Bulgaria ON AIR TV show “Multimedia”

Architect Yonchev discussed with host Daniel Nenchev the architecture of Tadao Ando, Peter Zumthor and SOM. He also presented the project for a new Memorial of Peace, winner of an international architecture competition in France.

Language: Bulgarian

Subtitles: English, French

Source: Bulgaria On Air

2019

Architecture as art or if “Grafa” str. was a streеt in France - "Dnevnik"

Alexander Yonchev in an interview for “Dnevnik” newspaper: “I want to look back one day and see that I have left something worthwhile.”
Full article
here.

Language: Bulgarian

Interview of Alexander Yonchev for Dnevnik
2019

Architect Alexander Yonchev receives international award

The founder of Simple Architecture won the prestigious 1st prize at an international architectural competition organized in France.

View project here.

Architect Alexander Yonchev with his first prize from an international architecture competition
2019

What is conceptual design?

We present you a short video of a catalogue that we produce in a conceptual design phase. In the conceptual design we lay down the basic principles of the future architecture, carefully respecting them and binding them to the requirements of the client as well as to the functional and economical factors.

To achieve overall harmony, we carefully analyze each individual aspect of the project by using various design techniques such as sketching, drawing, model making and 3D digital modeling. In this way, we aim for a quality architecture at an international level.

2019

"Transformation of an old apartment in Sofia" - "CASA LUX" magazine (Romania)

“In one of the old neighborhoods in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a young and talented architect has shown that a home can be radically transformed to fit contemporary aesthetic needs” – writes the journalist Mariana Nicolae. Read full article here.

Language: Romanian

2018

"It's difficult to make high quality architecture when the main goal is low price per square meter"

The founder of Simple Architecture Alexander Yonchev talks to “Building properties” newspaper about the challenges in architecture in Europe and Bulgaria. Read full article here.

Language: Bulgarian

Publication in newspaper Stroitelstvo imoti
2018

"A concise proposal for the old two-room apartment." - "Idealen dom" magazine

The recently finished project for an old apartment in Sofia (Bulgaria) was published in the October issue of Bulgarian magazine “Idealen dom”. Read full article here.

Language: Bulgarian

Publication in magazine Idealen Dom of interior made by Simple Architecture
2018

“Why is simple better when it comes to architecture?” - an interview for "In development" on Bloomberg TV

Alexander Yonchev presents the concept of Simple Architecture, and talks about architectural practices in France and Bulgaria.

Language: Bulgarian

Subtitles: English, French

Source: Bloomberg TV Bulgaria

2018

What are the main problems of contemporary architecture? Alexander Yonchev talks in the “Business Daily” program of TV Evropa

The founder of Simple Architecture talks with host Dimitar Vuchev about the studio’s practice and philosophy and the differences in architecture between Bulgaria and the rest of the EU.

Language: Bulgarian

Subtitles: English, French

Source: TV Evropa

 

2018

Thoughts on architecture

Alexander Yonchev shares some thoughts on camera with regard to the new atelier “Architecture” organized in collaboration with Institut français de Bulgarie.

Language: Bulgarian

Subtitles: English, French, Bulgarian

 

2018

New architectural atelier at Institut français de Bulgarie

Alexander Yonchev will start a new architectural atelier in collaboration with Institut français de Bulgarie. Further details here.

Language: French/Bulgarian

Graphic design: www.simple-graphics.com

 

Poster for the Architecture Atelier at the French Institute in Bulgaria
2016

What has the architect of future Zaha Hadid left to the world?

The founder of Simple Architecture Alexander Yonchev has been invited alongside architect Georgi Stanishev to discuss the architecture of Zaha Hadid in the studio of Bulgaria ON AIR TV.

Watch full program here.

Language: Bulgarian

Source: Bulgaria On Air

2012

Catalogue with selected projects from École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Saint-Étienne, France

The project for a new Home of Roman culture in Nimes (France) by Alexander Yonchev was included in the annual catalogue of selected projects of École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Saint-Étienne. The catalogue includes projects with proven spacial qualities and rewarded with highest grades. Read an excerpt of the publication here.

Language: French