Radio Garage
Roman Shyshak

Radio Garage

O.M.Shumelda as Architects & Designers

The municipal space "Radio Garage" is a media art center, an experimental gallery for temporary exhibitions in the focus of radio art, sound art, VR-art, interactive media.

photo_credit Roman Shyshak
Roman Shyshak

The building of Lviv Radio was built in 1912–1913 according to the project of architect Adolf Piller. This is an example of early modernist architecture with motifs of Art Nouveau, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau. Once - a tenement house, later - a Polish bank, a little later - the house of Lviv radio: the history of this place is very interesting.

photo_credit Roman Shyshak
Roman Shyshak

However, the times of the Soviet have had a significant impact and, unfortunately, now, we have only partially preserved the original elements.Therefore, working with such projects, the most important thing for us - was to return the lost. So we made the preservation of the interior for keeping all the prints of the past. And we are very happy that during the project we have found unique ornaments on the walls and ceilings made of luxpheres. These glass prisms are an invention of an American company since the XIX century, which is often used in Europe. Light got into the underground rooms, which helped to avoid unnecessary electricity consumption, plus moisture resistance and excellent thermal insulation. Thanks to Lviv artist Oles Dzyndra, one of the overlaps from the luxpheres (from Kn Romana str.) was recreated.

photo_credit Roman Shyshak
Roman Shyshak

In general, space consists of an entrance group, there are small corridors, WC, and an open atrium courtyard. Designing, we researched all the rooms as much as possible. So we found that 3 windows were bricked up. We restored them, as a result, we got the entrance from the hall to the atrium courtyard, windows in the WC and in the corridors. Due to this, we have united the space into a single organism. Also, we used mirrors to maximize dissolve the design.

photo_credit Roman Shyshak
Roman Shyshak

Floor -restored, in one of the corridors - micro cement. 
Basement - designed for exhibitions. Stairs and floor have been restored. Restored overlaps from the luxpheres are located here.A ground floor is a place for lectures and exhibitions. In an effort to add functionality, we used height and created a "second floor" for employees.

photo_credit Roman Shyshak
Roman Shyshak

The floor and walls are also restored as much as possible. Metal doorways were designed to separate the spaces of the entrance group and the lecture hall. Besides, the entrance gate from the street Knyazya Romana was restored. The uniqueness of this space is also in the fact that the renovated gate - the central entrance, but not the only one. It turns out that there were two gates in this space - with access to Knyaz Roman and Nyzhankivsky Street. There are not many non-ferrous metals in the second gate. In Soviet times, its lower part was completely cut off - the restorers found the remains and restored a new entrance gate with a small terrace.

photo_credit Roman Shyshak
Roman Shyshak

Team:
Desingers: Oksana Shumelda, Marjan Shumelda, Sofia Rudetska, Natalia Nykolyshyn
Photographer: Roman Shyshak

Caption
Project Credits
Architects & Designers
Product Spec Sheet

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Top 10 Trending Glazed Office Partitions
12 Aug 2022 Specification
Top 10 Trending Glazed Office Partitions

Glazed office partition systems respond to the essential needs oftoday’s workplaces. Transpare... More

Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto merges a contemporary volume with Italian rural vernacular
11 Aug 2022 News
Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto merges a contemporary volume with Italian rural vernacular

In Italy’s Apulian countryside, Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto is a renovation and e... More

Refugee Museum of Denmark (FLUGT) by BIG sheds light on the stories, challenges, emotions, and spirit of the world's refugees
9 Aug 2022 News
Refugee Museum of Denmark (FLUGT) by BIG sheds light on the stories, challenges, emotions, and spirit of the world's refugees

Situated on the site of Denmark's largest Refugee camp from World War II, FLUGT by BIG is a museum d... More

Haydon Xi’an by Salone Del Salon is an artistic tribute to Retro, Sci-fi and Fantasy
8 Aug 2022 News
Haydon Xi’an by Salone Del Salon is an artistic tribute to Retro, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Haydon, a multi-brand cosmetics retailer recently opened its doors to a striking, new retail space i... More

Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre by Rizvi Hassan is an ode to indigenous way of living
8 Aug 2022 News
Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre by Rizvi Hassan is an ode to indigenous way of living

Located on a hilltop in the middle of a refugee camp area, The Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre, desi... More

CoBe Architecture and Paysage design a Residential Complex with an Interplay of Solid and Void
8 Aug 2022 News
CoBe Architecture and Paysage design a Residential Complex with an Interplay of Solid and Void

Located near the Bordeaux Saint-Jean railway station, Tri Postal Block designed by CoBe architecture... More

Habitat Groupé Bolette accommodates two separate houses within one confident brick volume
5 Aug 2022 News
Habitat Groupé Bolette accommodates two separate houses within one confident brick volume

On a building plot in a small Brabant village, two families are accommodated within two separate hou... More

MATISSE patisserie by NOMMA STUDIO celebrates the energy and simplicity of the famous painter’s work
5 Aug 2022 News
MATISSE patisserie by NOMMA STUDIO celebrates the energy and simplicity of the famous painter’s work

Well-designed interior spaces are one of the many reasons for the ongoing popularity of patisseries.... More