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Exhibition – New Constructive Energies

Artists: Nato Bagrationi; Natela Grigalashvili; Sandro Kenchadze; Giorge Mghradze; Nino Qvrivishvili; Nika Kutateladze; Sandro Sulaberidze; Tamar Chaduneli; Levan Chelidze. Curated by: Rainald Schumacher, Nathalie Hoyos and and Irena Popiashvili. The exhibition ‘New Constructive Energies’ moved to Rooms Hotel ‘Garden Hall’ from Expo Georgia’s Pavilion. The exhibition is a part of Goethe Institute’s event ‘Arts and […]

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Droneport – The Smallest Airport in Norman Foster’s Career

Droneport – Norman Foster is reducing scales and builds the smallest airport in Rwanda for drones. With the message ‘Reporting from the Front’ the Curator of the XV architectural Biennale Alejandro Aravena has put the focus of the star architects on interesting concepts for developing countries. One of these projects is Droneport by Foster + […]

Polish Pavilion 'Fair Building'

Polish Pavilion ‘Fair Building’ Shows what Working Conditions at the Building Sites are

Very different from other countries’ pavilions, Poland at the same time has raised very important issues. Pavilion consisted of metal scaffolds and screens placed between them, where different videos from construction sites were running. The composition created by scaffolds occupied the entire room. Videos conveyed the hard life of construction workers, events taking place there […]

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Bjarke Ingels completed VIA 57 West on Manhattan

Star architect’s, Bjarke Ingels (BIG) half-pyramid VIA 57 West is completed on Manhattan and it’s exactly what we expected it to be: sharp, moderately ambitious and filled with the spirit of “ it should be completely different from the city’s other skyscrapers”. Founded in 2005, the Danish company (BIG) consists of architects, designers and builders […]

Photo: Nanuka Zaalishvili

Soviet Bus Stops In Georgia #2

My “hunt” on Soviet bus stops continues in different regions of Georgia. This time I’m presenting the second (and not the last) part of the collected material. First part you can check here: This isn’t a photo project yet, it’s more of a documentation of currently existing material. Photo project turned out to be more […]

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Balenciaga SS17 with Demna Gvasalia’s Guidance

Creative director of Balenciaga fashion house, Demna Gvasalia introduced his Spring/Summer 2017 collection on Paris Fashion Week and increasingly emphasized fashion fetishism. It should be noted that while working on a new collection, before creative process begins, designer carefully analyzes the topic, researches it and only after that starts creating. Comprehensive knowledge of the topic […]

Photo Courtesy of Andro Eradze

‘FIREWORKS’ by Andro Eradze

Exhibition of artist Andro Eradze opened on October 11th at Chaos Concept Store and hosted visitors for one week. Works titled  were displayed in a yellow space and represented a colorful explosion of a night sky. Photographs had a wooden frame and their “protecting” glasses were broken, that created effect, as if the noisy fireworks […]

Photo Courtesy : Project ArtBeat

To See a World in a Grain of Sand – Irakli Bugiani’s Exhibition

Curator: Levan Mindiashvili Exhibition is organized by Project ArtBeat. Photos: Sandro Sulaberidze, Amgus James, Ledley Brown. “To See a World in a Grain of Sand” is a first institutional solo exhibition of Irakli Bugiani in Georgia. It brings together pivotal works of the artist, marking important aspects of his practice. Bugiani chooses a medium of […]

Photo Courtesy: Villamartin Museum

Restoration of Castle Matrera in Spain

Built in ninth century castle of Matrera near Villamartin in Spain for a long time had stood firm against enemy and endured numerous invasions and sieges; but no one can withstand time and the building became more like the ruins over time. Over the period of its existence, Matrera has changed its owners for several […]

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Loewe Runway Spring/Summer 2017. PFW

The fact that Irish designer, ’s, talent has no limit was once again proven, when the creative director of Loewe (Spanish brand and fashion house) presented new spring-summer 2017 collection. In today’s chaotic world of fashion, designer’s work has progressed noticeably year after year and conquered new heights; his works create an eclectic unity, inspiration […]

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Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja aka Red Wall in Calpe, Spain                

In Mediterranean coastal city of Calpe “red wall” has been “erected” since 1968. La Muralla Roja’s bright colors contrast with environment , or perfectly compliment it. In this apartment complex of Ricardo Bofill, influence of Arabic Mediterranean architecture can be felt. Construction of La Muralla Roja was completed in 1973 and the design belongs to […]

Jazz Hotel courtesy of Surgula Studio

Jazz Hotel in Tbilisi by Surgula Studio

Architecture/Interior  Design: Surgula Studio   Location: D. Uznadze Str. Tbilisi, Georgia Status: Under construction Total area: 1415 sq.m Planned date of opening: 2018   24 room Jazz Hotel consists of four floors and a functional roof, the premises allocated as listed below: Level -1: Small conference room, technical floor Level 1 outdoor: square with water mirror in front of […]

Photo: James Mollison
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The Architecture of Improvement: How Alejandro Aravena Is Changing the World With Beautiful, Practical Buildings

IDAAF PRESENTS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THIS YEAR’S PRITZKER PRIZE–WINNING ARCHITECT, ALEJANDRO ARAVENA, FROM SURFACE — THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE OF GLOBAL CONTEMPORARY DESIGN. THE ARTICLE APPEARS AS THE COVER STORY OF ITS POWER 100 ISSUE, WHICH LAUNCHED LAST WEEK. READ ON FOR THE INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY ROCKY CASALE AND REFLECTIONS FROM SURFACE’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, SPENCER BAILEY: […]

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Dune – Workshop from EASA NOT YET DECIDED

Tutors: Zak Pulis | Ciara Geary Participants: William O’Donnell | Gavin Campbell | Joe Keohane | Leyla Musayeva | Anastasia Prodromou | Michaela Paschali | George Fergusson | Gio Pkhachiashvili | Ričardas Bertašius | Nanka Bagaturia | Levan Mamsikashvili | Hilda Uusitalo | Magdalena Blok | Karina Picus | Olga Berning | Nuria Cánovas Bernabeu | Danae Tselou | Shreyansh Sett Area: 55m2 Location: Nida | Lithuania Photo: Paulina Lise EASA 2016   The Dune project […]

Tiny apartment at Tabidze

Tiny apartment at Tabidze str. Tbilisi

  Author of project: Bacho Dzagnidze Location: Tbilisi, Tabidze str. Area: 12m2 Year: 2015   Even a very small area can be transformed into a functional and visually attractive space, as it was mentioned in one of our article about a small burger bar, not so long ago. The apartment presented in this time is such type; […]

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