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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 […]

Photo: IDAAF Architects

”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 […]

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Archaeology Museum by Barclay & Crousse

Project: Archaeology Museum Architects: Barclay & Crousse Location: Ica, Peru Area: 1170.0 m2 Project Year: 2016   Nothing fits in South American deserts better than red pigmented concrete. Archaeological museum in Ica, Peru designed by Lima based architect duo Barclay & Crousse is exactly like that. The straight lines of the building creates dynamic mood […]

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 […]

Courtesy of Idaaf Architects

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 […]

Courtesy of WUNDERWERK

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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