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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

Photo: Nanuka Zaalishvili

Stepantsminda in Urban Chaos and Unprepared Infrastructure for Tourist Season

The city center that is turned into a Bus Station The Road Cafe – Restaurants New Developments  

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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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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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 […]

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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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 + […]

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 […]

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Doors of Paros Island

  Greece consists of myriad small islands and the architecture of almost every one of them is characterized by buildings with white round walls. Paros island is just like that. The whiteness of the buildings so reflects the sun that it extremely tires your eyes, especially in summer, however it creates very alluring contrast with […]

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