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Photo: Nanuka Zaalishvili

Architecture in Javakheti – Grass Roofed Houses

In historical sources Javakheti (Zaabakhah) was first mentioned in 785 B.C in the inscription of the Urartu King Argyt I as a conquered side; Nowadays This part of Georgia is the most interesting place for traveling, because its undiscovered culture and unexplored areas. Landscapes are completely free and quiet from contemporary urban chaos; Samtskhe-Javakheti is […]

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10 Ongoing Errors of Urban Development in Tbilisi

10. Recreational zones without a status, privatized plots inside them and ongoing constructions Being actively assisted by the developer City Hall on one hand and choked in the concrete jungle on the other hand, the citizens have been engaged in a desperate battle for already several years. The Tbilisi City Hall is actively continuing to […]

Photo: Christopher Herwig

Soviet Bus Stops from Abkhazia, Georgia

The famous Canadian-born photographer Christopher Herwig has spent fifteen years documenting bus stops in former Soviet countries. These years were full of interesting adventures and, more importantly, the diversity of designs across republics. Whilethe countries borderingWestern Europe are characterized by wood and soft forms, concrete and mosaic bus stops greeted Herwigin the Caucasus. It is […]

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Vera Pagava – Rarest Jewel of Georgian Painting

Vera Pagava is one of the rarest jewels of Georgian painting, she is especially interesting for those years when she worked away from her homeland. The beginning of the 20th century is one of the most important periods in Georgian history in terms of architecture, painting, theater, literature and other fields too. Galaktion Tabidze appears, […]

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Young Georgian Architects to Renovate Gudauri’s Iconic Soviet Modernism Monument

Project: “Peace Monument” Rehabilitation Project and Facilities Customer: Kazbegi Municipality Total Area: 7745 sq.m Building Area: 445 sq.m Authors: IDAAF Architects | Saxon Management Services Location: Gudauri, Georgia Year: 2017 The Gudauri ski resort is located 120 km north of Tbilisi, an altitude of 2196m above sea level. The number of visitors to the village […]

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Hostel Pinn By Studio +-

Project: Hostel  Pinn Author: Studio +- Total Area: 150 sq.m Location: M. Lermontovi str. Tbilisi Year: 2017   New Hostel Pinn opened in Tbilisi, Lermontovi Street. Architects duo, Studio +- worked on the project. Elisabeth ZautaSvili and Nato Bagrationi are young Georgian architects, who appear on the design scene not too long ago. Their interiors are […]

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Residential Villas for the Golf Complex  

Project: Residential Villas Architect: WUNDERWERK + David Giorgadze Total Area: 500 Ha Location: Teleti, Georgia Client: Primera Golf and Residence Design Team: Gigi Shukakidze, David Giorgadze, Nikoloz Lomidze, Sandro Gharibashvili Competition: Winner Year: 2016   ‘Primera Residence Development and Construction LLC’  are planning to build golf complex on the Teleti hill. The project includes constructions […]

Photo: Gio Sumbadze

Floating Piers for Water Skiing in Kvareli

Location: Kvareli, Georgia Studio: David Giorgadze Architects Authors: David Giorgadze (1985 Georgia); Ivane Khuchua (1955 Georgia) Total area: 440 sq.m Usable floor area: 69 sq.m Year completed: 2015   A floating pier for water skiing is beyond the traditional understanding of architecture and reaches more wide perception of art. Its aesthetical values are based on golden […]

თბილისის ძველი ფოტოები. Old photos of Tbilisi

Dead Places in Tbilisi and How to Revive Them

“It’s surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth.” – David Attenborough (Planet Earth II) BEGINNING While the laureate of the highest architectural award, the Pritzker Prize 2016, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena sees a solution to […]

Photography by Ana Tsitsishvili

Apartment L by Nino Nozadze

Project: Apartment L Design: Nino Nozadze Area: 190 sq.m Location: 83, Chavchavadze Str, Tbilisi Year: 2016 Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci Apartment L is located in Tbilisi, I. Chavchavadze street. A simplistic and elegant design gives an impression that it is possible to exist in this space peacefully. There’s no […]

Photograph by Tony Webster

Donald Trump’s Architectural Taste

US billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump won the elections and will take over the US 45th president’s place in 2017. Therefore the world’s attention is drawn to him. The Trump family is under the watchful eye of the media and any detail about them is a headliner in news. Owner of a various businesses, […]

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Stipfold Team Designed Whitest Interior and Named It Cave

Architecture: STIPFOLD Design/Project Leader: Beka Pkhakadze Copywriter: Mika Motskobili Location: Tbilisi, Georgia Area: 150 sq.m. Year: 2015-16   Architectural studio Stipfold finished their interior project in Tbilisi. The apartment is in white color and makes contrast with the timber and water color blue. Design, which was developed by a team for this particular apartment, has […]

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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 […]

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