2023

EUmies Awards 2024 Nominee

Simple Architecture‘s project for a private house in Sozopol (Bulgaria) has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Awards 2024.

You can explore the project here.

Simple Architecture is nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe awards 2024
2023

"In the name of beauty" - "Nash Dom" magazine

Simple Architecture‘s project for a hair salon and academy in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) has been featured in the Nash Dom magazine, issue september/november 2023.

 

View project here.

2023

Open Door Days at Simple Architecture

Simple Architecture opened the doors of the studio for the Kvartal festival with an exhibition of sketches, models, photographs of selected projects. The exhibition was complemented by screenings of selected short videos of international architectural examples and for the smallest fans of architecture there was a special children’s workshop.

Architecture Banner for an exhibition of Simple Architecture studio
2023

"A hairdressing laboratory" - "Idealen dom" magazine

Simple Architecture‘s project for a hair salon and academy in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) has been featured in the Idealen dom magazine, issue july/august 2023.

 

View project here.

Publication of Simple Architecture's project for a hair salon and academy
2023

"Ethereal minimalism" - "Nash dom" magazine

Simple Architecture‘s project for a private house in Sozopol (Bulgaria) has been featured in the Nash dom magazine, issue june-august 2023.

You can read the article here.

Simple Architecture's project on a cover of Nash dom magazine
2023

A' Design Award Winner 2023

Simple Architecture‘s project for a private house in Sozopol (Bulgaria) has been awarded Silver A’ Design Award in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

You can explore the awarded project here.

Simple Architecture wins A' Design Award 2023
2023

"Private house in Paros" - "Gradat" magazine

Simple Architecture‘s project for a private house in Paros (Greece) has been featured in the issue n°2/2023 of bulgarian architecture magazine Gradat.

You can read the article here.

Publication of Simple Architecture's project for a private house in Paros in the bulgarian architecture magazine Gradat
2023

"Ethereal atmosphere" - "Szép Házak" magazine

Simple Architecture‘s project for a private house in Sozopol (Bulgaria) has been featured in the issue n°1/2023 of the famous hungarian architecture magazine Szép Házak.

You can purchase the magazine here.

2023

"Minimalism" by Alexander Yonchev - "InGlobo" magazine

Alexander Yonchev wrote an article on minimalism in architecture for the March 2023 issue n°70 of In Globo magazine. Simple Architecture‘s project for a private house in Sozopol (Bulgaria) has also been featured.

You can purchase the magazine here.

2023

The emotion of winning

Alexander Yonchev shared his emotions after winning a prize in the “Projects: Private houses” category for Simple Architecture‘s design of a house in Paros, Greece. He also spoke about some of the challenges along the path to creating an underground house and the importance of nature in architecture.

View the awarded project here.

Source: ARCHINOVA

2023

Harmony in white - "Idealen dom" magazine

Simple Architecture‘s project for a private house in Sozopol (Bulgaria) has been published in the “Idealen dom” magazine. View project here.

Pages from the publication of private house in Sozopol in "Idealen dom" magazine
2022

Annual Architectural Awards ARCHINOVA 2022

Simple Architecture won a prize in the “Projects: Private houses” category for its design of a house in Paros, Greece. Alexander Yonchev and Monica Stoykova accepted the award at the official ceremony of ARCHINOVA. View project here.

Source: ARCHINOVA

Photo of Alexander Yonchev and Monica Stoykova at the ArchInova 2022 Architectural Awards
2021

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

On September 16, 2021 at Gallery One in Sofia (Bulgaria), Alexander Yonchev gave a lecture on architectural utopias and their importance for the development of modern architecture and for the city of the future concepts. 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 ARCHINOVA 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 ARCHINOVA. View project here.

Source: ARCHINOVA

Alexander Yonchev receives first prize at architecture contest Archinova
2019

Annual Architectural Awards ARCHINOVA 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 ARCHINOVA. You can see the awarded project here.

Source: ARCHINOVA

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 plague of consumerism and materialism in contemporary 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" magazine

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?

What is a project proposal? Here is a short video of a dossier, which Simple Architecture prepares, when the company is procured for a project. The project proposal contains the main principles of the future architecture that are carefully intertwined with the client’s requirements as well as with the functional and economic realities. To achieve an overall harmony Simple Architecture analyses in detail each individual aspect of the project by using various design techniques such as sketching,  drawing, model making and 3D digital modeling. Thus, the company guarantees high quality architecture on 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