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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 […]

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, […]

Courtery of Foster + Partners

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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Typical Houses From Ten Countries All Over The World

  During the history of mankind, with the development of people’s capacities and tools, their residence was changing too: from cave to neolithic hut ot from Roman palaces to modern villas. As a result, we got a varied history of houses’ architecture, which differs based on different regions and culture of the world. From this […]

Kindergarten #95

All the best for kids! Or, kindergartens in Tbilisi…

  The adults want all the best for kids always and everywhere. The majority of children spend the biggest part of a day in the kindergartens. The parents are always interested with the existing conditions, hygiene, menu, etc. in the kindergartens, but rarely with the building itself, as such. In general, the number of public […]

Step 1 courtesy of Masho Margishvili

“STEP 1” a social design project by Masho Margishvili

  Design: Masho Margishvili Supervised by: Juozas Brundza | VDA; Architecture and Design Faculty; Product Design Department Reviewer: Sarunas Slektavicius Supported by: Ruta Birgelaite | Aleksandr Dubickij | Ieva Ridzvanaviciute  Year: 2012   IDAAF is pleased to present the social project by Georgian designer Masho Margishvili, prepared while studying at Vilnius Art Academy [VDA – Vilniaus Dailes […]

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Modern Design For The Car Parks

  Around the world production of cars is wide-scaled. Companies compete with each other in creating  more comfortable, attractive and Eco vehicles and this has even formed into a separate field. A car is a favorite item for me, if it can be called so. It is something in which I feel comfortable and it […]

FABRIKA by MUA courtesy of MUA

Cultural Center Instead Of A Dysfunctional Factory – MUA’s New Project “FABRIKA” In Tbilisi

  Architecture | Credits : MUA | Nika Gurabanidze, Nika Maisuradze, Tata Koiava, Eka Kankava, Salome Ghudushauri, Boka Kilasonia, Ketevan Vachnadze, Irakli Petelava, Marekh Gorgiladze, Nino Margvelashvili, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Devi Kituashvili Client: “Adjara Group Hospitality” Location: Ninoshvili str.8 | Tbilisi, Georgia Year: 2016   The soviet sewing factory get the life back, but this time the reincarnation […]

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Mysterious portals of Tbilisi – Arches

  This article is devoted to an element, which has a crucial function, a little bit magical and subtle architectural element – an arch. One of the oldest architectural elements – an arch is still an integral part of both exterior and interior. For many years, it has been interpreted in a lot of different […]

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Soviet Bus Stops In Georgia

  It has been about 1 year since I started gathering bus stop pictures around Georgia. My camera has already shot compositions from Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Meskheti, Adjara, Imereti and Kartli. Each time I come across more and more interesting sights, and it has become a challenge to find the most fascinasting stop for which I […]

Photo: Idaaf

Overpass To Restore Two-Way Traffic At Pushkini-Kolmeurnoba And More Cars To Tbilisi

  Another pardon, which we will have to beg to the next generation will have to be the planned overpass at Pushkin Square, which is being built instead of the pedestrian path and the green cover and using which from Freedom square to Kolmeurneoba, two-way traffic will be restored.   What are the benefits of […]

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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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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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