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Tbilisi, Georgia.

Furniture Inspired by ‘Building Element’

“In the Soviet regime in Georgia, architects had to use their wits to find a way to create unique designs given the strict controls in place. Alongside the large scale buildings designed to order, architects used their vision to create unique, small architectural objects. One was the iconic Georgian architect Giorgi Chakhava (1923-2007). His building […]

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House JC by MIRAG Architecture

P roject Name: House JC Location: Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Spain Total Area: 300.0 sqm Year: 2013 Status: Completed Architects: MIRAG Arquitectura i Gestió Team: Xavier Ramoneda, Pau Millet Photographs: Jordi Surroca   From the authors: “We firmly believe in a sustainable architecture that considers every client in every circumstance. This house shows the requirements of the […]

Dance Hall by David Giorgadze Architects

Dance Hall by David Giorgadze Architects

Project Name: Dance Hall and Audience for Choreographer Tea Darchia’s Dance Studio Location:Tbilisi, Georgia Total Area: 300 sq/m Year: 2018 Status: Completed Team: David Giorgadze, Edisher Tsotseria, Darejan Beshkenadze *  This article is available only in Georgian language.    

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Idaaf Architects Shortlisted For The Kemeri Bog Visitor Center Competition

Project:  Visitor Center Location: Kemeri, Latvia Total Area:  12980 sq.m Building Area: 530  sq.m Year: 2018 Status: Competition (Shortlisted) Team: Nana Zaalishvili, Anna Nutsubidze, Anuki Berianidze 3D Support: Rezi Kratsashvili “WE BORROW FROM NATURE THE SPACE UPON WHICH WE BUILD” – TADAO ANDO From the Author: “For the Great Kemeri Bog Visitor Center our design aim is to propose a building with an architectural individuality […]

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KILD Architects Wins 1st Prize for Kaunas City Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Competition

Nemunas Bridge: Length 320m, Span 220m, Area 3115sqm. Canal Bridge: Length 57m, Span 45m, Area 645sqm. Architects: KILD Design Team: Dominykas Daunys, Petras Išora, Ivane Ksnelashvili Engineers: TEC Infrastructure Design Team: Vilius Karieta, Mantas Markevičius Visualizations: Davit Tsanava Project Year: 2018 / 08 Budget: 8mil € Lithuania’s second largest city, Kaunas, has launched an international […]

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10 Hilarious 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 […]

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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‘Construction Element’ and Pavilions 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 […]

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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