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10 Funniest Photos from Norman Fosters’ Instagram

How often do the star architects share their daily routine on social networks? It would be fair to say – very rarely. We do not know what is behind the offices of our favorite buildings  authors, what is their daily life or what is their source of inspiration, are they that different to us, mortals? […]

Book - Soviet Bus Stops in Georgia. Photo Courtesy: Nanuka Zaalishvili

Book – Soviet Bus Stops in Georgia

Size: 24×17 cm Year: 2018 Cover: Hard/Fabric Pages: 144 ISBN: 978–9941-8-0032-0 Several articles were published on Idaaf.com about the Soviet bus stop and immediately great response was followed. This photo project of the architect Nanuka Zaalishvili was first presented by the gallery “project Art Beat” within the photo festival “Kolga” and then exhibited at Tbilisi […]

Hotel in Abastumani by Henning Larsen. Photo Courtesy: Henning Larsen Architects

Hotel in Abastumani, Georgia by Henning Larsen Architects

Architects: Henning Larsen Architects Landscape Architects: ManMadeLand Local Architect: DMark Area: 25000 m2 Project Year: 2011   From the authors: “The new Agobili Hotel at the spa resort Abastumani in the Georgian mountains offers its visitors tranquility and luxury at the southern slopes of the Lesser Caucasus. We just broke ground on the construction. During […]

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Islamic Architectural Heritage in Adjara

Georgia’s Orthodox churches—with their vivid frescoes behind unassuming stone walls—rightly attract thousands of local and foreign admirers every year. But these churches aren’t the only historic buildings that place Georgia on the global architectural map. Tucked away in the mountain valleys of Adjara, only a few hours’ drive from Batumi’s beach resorts and casinos, are […]

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Barber Shop by Idaaf Architects

Project: Barber Shop Location: G. Akhvlediani str. Tbilisi Area: 100 sq.m Year: 2018 Status: Completed Team: Nanuka Zaalishvili, Rezi Kratsashvili, Ani Tsikoridze Concept: Different shades of Green meet details of XIX Century Tbilisi interior, Soviet design and modern furniture. The Barbershop is located in a XIX century building which is very stylish for Tbilisi architecture […]

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And Each Separate Dying Ember Wrought Its Ghost Upon The Floor

Author: Nikoloz Kapanadze Curator: Nina Pataridze Location: National Botanical Garden of Georgia, orangery The installation, named “And Each Separate Dying Ember Wrought Its Ghost Upon The Floor”, has been presented by Nikoloz Kapanadze March 31st in orangery of Tbilisi botanical garden. The visual of installation is urban, the main part of it contains of grey […]

Courtesy of Gigi Shukakidze

Petre Otskheli Tribute Pavilion

2017 was 110th anniversary of Petre Otskheli, the founder of Georgian modernism and scenography. Various events were organized with TBC Bank’s support to celebrate this date, among which the most distinguished feature was “Project 12“, where 12 invited artists rediscovered and expressed Petre Otskheli in their artworks. The artists presented their alternative view of Petre […]

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Archibald Kordzaia – PLAY

  Themes in Archibald’s works are various, but always related with events happening today. He’s area of interest is quite wide, he is curious about everything he can hear or see, or learn! The main source of his inspiration is what happens around him, posted in internet, shown by televisions, printed in papers. Leaving in such […]

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The Building Element and Pavilion by Giorgi Chakhava

The purpose of this article is to present one of the inventions of the architect George Chakhava, namely, the use of elements of reinforced concrete as a building material for different kinds of architectural structures. Pre-fabricated panels assembled in various shapes and forms have infinite possibilities, on a small or a large scale. Apartment blocks […]

Apartment in Tbilisi by YØ DEZEEN

Apartment in Tbilisi by YØ DEZEEN

Project: Apartment Interior Design Area: 135 M2 Location: Tbilisi, Georgia Year: 2015-2017 Ukrainian design studio YØ DEZEEN has finished their first interior in Tbilisi. Studio was established in 2010 by Artem Zverev & Artur Sharf and since then have realized number of interesting projects around the world. Their style is distinguished by the combination of […]

Photo: Mikheil Pitiurishvili

MATERIEL Interior by Mosulishvili & Partners

Architects: Mosulishvili & Partners | George Mosulishvili | Anuka Tavartkiladze Construction works: Mosulishvili & Partners Photo: idaaf Area: 142.00 m2 Year: 2017 Location: Kote Apkhazi str.22 | Tbilisi, Georgia   The fashion house MATERIEL is located in old part of Tbilisi. Architectural style of the building in which the shop is placed can be described as  typical for 18th century Tbilisi, which […]

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Georgian Architectural Heritage – Laguna Vere

Project: Aquatic Complex “Laguna Vere” Architects: Shota Kavlashvili (1926 – 1995), Ramaz Kiknadze (1937-1975), Guram Abuladze (1941 – 2009) Enginner: R. Ghudushauri Mosaic/Painter: Koka Ignatov Construction: “Injmsheni” Location: Merab Kostava str. 34. Tbilisi, Georgia. Building Area: 10250 m2 Year: 1978   The aquatic complex “Laguna Vere” is located in Tbilisi, Georgia on the right bank […]

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BIG Created ”Invisible Museum” Excavated in The Dune Near WWII Nazi Bunker

Project: Tirpitz Museum Extenion Author: BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Finn Norkjaer Area: 2800.0 m2 Location: Blåvand, Denmark Year: 2014 – 2017   Danish firm BIG  finished construction of the “Invisible Museum” in Blåvand, Denmark, by cutting linear passageways out of the sand dune beside a bunker built by German forces during the […]

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”Aprili House” – Reconstruction of the Half-Century House in Sighnaghi

Project: “Aprili House” – Reconstruction of a Half-Century House Architects: IDAAF Architects Total Area: 242 m2 Building Area: 220 m2 Location: Sighnaghi, Georgia Year: 2015-2016   IDAAF Architects finished their first project  outside of Tbilisi – Reconstruction of a Half-Century House in Sighnaghi, Kakheti region. “April House” is located in Sighnaghi on 9 April Street. The […]

Photo: George Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation

Architectural Heritage of Georgia – Tbilisi Chess Palace and Alpine Club

Project: Tbilisi Chess Palace and Alpine Club Architect: Vladimer Aleksi-Meskhishvili;  (1915-1978) Germane Ghudushauri (1939) Location: Tbilisi, Georgia Year: 1973 The Tbilisi Chess Palace and the Alpine Club opened in 1973 in Kirov (today’s Vere) Park. It is one of the unique examples of late Soviet Modernist Architecture. Mostly referred to as Tbilisi Chess Palace, building was dedicated […]

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