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17th CENTURY WAREHOUSE RECONSTRUCTION, OLD RIGA

Renovation of 17th Century Warehouse Building in Riga

Authors: Sudraba arhitektūra | Arhitektes Lienes Griezītes studija Architects: Liene Griezīte, Līga Apine, Reinis Liepiņš, Aiga Rozentāle, Kārlis Līcis, Roberts Valdmanis Civil Engineering: SIA ”ARRA”, Aivars Vilmanish Photo: courtesy of Sudraba arhitektūra | Arhitektes Lienes Griezītes studija Location: Riga, Latvia                                                                                         Area: 777m2 Year: 2011   The architectural monument of 17th century, has been transformed into […]

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The First New-York Subway Station

  For in the late 1890s and early 1900s, many existing European transit systems were extended and several new ones began. The role of the artist and architect became increasingly important in these new systems, and their potential influence on the New York subway was great. European designers of the 1890s were experimenting with “a […]

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Future Tendency: TIMBER – Zaha Hadid Architects designed Institute in Cambodia

  The recent technological progress gives us whole new possibilities to use timber in architecture. Wood, as a material, is way more improved and sustainable towards environmental conditions than it was before, which gives a huge impetus to the new ambitious architectural projects. One of these ambitious projects is Sleuk Rith Institute by “Zaha Hadid […]

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2015 Short Architectural Review Of Georgia

  2015 is over and in IDAAF we looked at the major architectural events. In this article we present the most significant ones.   1. Company “SOCAR” raised historical building 3, 5 meters from the ground level. It should be noted that in the future building will be a hotel. 2. In Tbilisi the highest […]

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10 Most Beautiful Bridges From 2015

  Bridge is an artificial construction, which overlays rivers, gorges, lakes or other physical obstacles. The bridge which overlays the road is called Road Guide and the one that overlays ravine is called Viaduct. This ancient invention of humanity has progressed greatly throughout centuries. 2015 was truly significant year with perfectly designed bridges. Famous and […]

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SEASIDE RESORT by KHMALADZE ARCHITECTS

  Project: Seaside Resort Location: Shekvetili, Ajara, Georgia. Architect: Giorgi Khmaladze  Team: Dimitri Jobadze, Nanuka Zaalishvili, Elene Beradze.   Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze, famous with Batumi McDonalds building, is working on a new project. The new health and recreation center will be built in Shekvetili, along the Black Sea shoreline. The project consists of one […]

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Public Restrooms ARE IMPORTANT!

  I decided to write this article while surfing the net; I came across the designs of public WC and liked them; I’m not talking about ones in Georgia, of course. Each one of them brings something new and different in architect and design. A couple of days ago, while walking in the streets of […]

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Paris Has Approved Its First Skyscraper In Over 40 Years

Paris has approved its first tower in over 40 years. The Triangle Tower belongs to Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. The city council has finally agreed to construct a 180-meters-high 42-story building in Paris. In 2010 the height limitations were removed in Paris, which prohibited the construction of buildings over 36 meters. […]

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Yakutia 71.2 °C – The World’s Coldest Inhabited Place

Federal subject of Russia Capital: Yakutsk Area:  3.083.523 km2 Minimal officially recorded temperature -71.2°C The architecture of any place is always in the tight relation with the geography and climate. These two factors give the main direction to the development of the shapes, palette and all the other specifics of architecture together with religion and […]

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The World’s Tallest Skyscraper To Be Built In Iraq

  As if euphoria about Dubai’s Burj Khalifa was not enough, first Saudi Arabia presented its 828-meter Royal Tower project and now Iraq also expressed a wish to build the highest skyscraper in Europe. Yes, Basra is that one city in Asia, which will lead a trio of the world’s highest buildings. The city of […]

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Architecture, As a Metaphor In Movies

  Since 70’s, XX century architecture is trying to get rid of the regulations established by the modernist paradigms and is seeking inspiration in painting, music, sculpture and other art fields. Composite structure of Cubist paintings, literary fragments of Heraclitus, Bach Preludes are inspiring architectural projects, however this heightened interest in the arts and other […]

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Construction of Steven Holl Architect’s “Copenhagen Gate” will start in 2016

  Construction of Steven Holl Architects’ Copenhagen Gate is about to start in the nearest future. This project will enrich the city skyline with two iconic towers, which will definitely have an influence on further development of Copenhagen. These buildings create an expression of movement themselves and create an angle towards each other. The main […]

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Eileen Gray – Designer With a Strong Attitude

‘To create, one must first call everything into question’  – Eileen Gray   Eileen Gray is archietct and a designer from Ireland. Her father was a painter, he was the one who encouraged her to become an artist. Mother was from an aristocratic family; after divorcing her husband, Baroness Gray changed her children’s surname to Gray. […]

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“Saakashvili didn’t need interesting architects to design the New Georgia”

  Mikheil Saakashvili, the Georgian politician who currently serves as the governor of the Ukrainian city of Odessa, was paid a rare honor a couple of years ago. He was, to my knowledge, the only world leader to be specifically mentioned on the cover of an architectural magazine, an honour that he probably appreciated when […]

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Ketevan Sokolova-Qurdiani – First Georgian Architect Woman

  Ketevan Sokolova – Qurdiani was born on January 15th, 1905 in Tbilisi. She’s the first Georgian female architect, who was socially active till the end of her life. Ketevan’s father, Nikoloz Sokolov was a lawyer and her mother, Mariam Porakishvili – an artist, painter. Most likely, it was her mother, from whom architect inherited […]

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