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Georgi Katov

Co-Founder I/O architects, Bulgaria

Georgi Katov

Co-Founder I/O architects, Bulgaria

Biography

I/O architects started in 2004 as a long-distance collaboration between Sofia and Tokyo when Viara Jeliazkova and Georgi Katov developed their first projects.

Their work manifests an ambition to combine local experience with external perspective. The design process is marked by sensitivity to the specific context of local landscape, city and society. Reaction varies from admiration to an ironic awareness of the existing inconsistencies. Formal expression is adequately controlled avoiding the risks of transition aesthetics.

Awards and nominations
2005 – Silver VISAR 2005, European award for Bulgarian architecture 2006, House of the Year, Nash Dom magazine annual award,
VELUX Daylight in Architecture Award
2007 – Gold VISAR 2007, European award for Bulgarian architecture, Union of Architects in Bulgaria award, Ugo Rivolta european award, 2007, final phase selection, Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Award, nomination
2009 – Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Award, nomination (3 projects)
2011- Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Award, nomination
2013 – Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Award, nomination 2015, Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Award, nomination
2017 – Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Award, nomination
2018 – Big SEE Architecture Award, private housing