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Soviet Modernist Architecture Guide Book of Tbilisi

  In 1955 there was a decree about “Fighting against excesses in architecture” in Soviet Union. This resolution drastically changed course of development of Soviet architecture. Main challenge of this period was to provide residents with living space. New regions and micro districts were covered with typical housing projects developed in architectural design institutes. However […]


Thomas Heatherwick’s Architecture For The Learning Hub in Singapore

  Environment where we spend most of our time greatly influences us; learning space not being an exception. Well planned and interesting setting, which takes into account our requirements, makes us open to the idea of studying and working. Space like this is created in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; while working on this project designer […]

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Digital Abstractions In Filip Hodas Landscapes

  Filip Hodas is a Czech Digital Artist form Prague. He plays around in 3D programs and builds a strong series of abstract art. His work is a sharing of a hyperreal space. Each of the compositions intersect nature and artifice through the meticulous, digital manipulation of earthly environments, suggesting surreal interventions by unnatural, alien elements — a […]

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”The End” By Andrea Galvani And Hunting For The Dead Second

  Andrea Galvani is an Italian artist, who was born in 1973 in Verona. He is living and working in New York for now. Draws from disciplines associated to scientific methodologies, but conceptual research is represented mostly through photography. He works on existential topics and experiments with violence documentary and represents fragile existence and mortal reality through installations […]


Colorful Graffiti and The Changing Earth by Jan Kalab

Jan Kalab is a Czech master of graffiti. He was born in in Czechoslovakia 1978. His solo exhibitions in various galleries are held today, but he as a street artist has gone through all the levels to be a real street artist. Graffiti was not to be seen in Soviet space, but in nineties when […]

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Russian Avant-Garde Architecture Influences Desk Accessories

  Russian designers Nasya Kopteva and Sasha Braulov took desk accessories’ design to next level. They were influenced by landmarks of Russian Avant-Garde architecture. This art movement began in late 19th century and continued till 1930. Items in the collection exactly correspond with some of iconic buildings of this period. They are made of solid […]


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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Monday Inspiration: Alexander Calder – ‘Next Step In SculptureIs Potion’

  Alexander Calder’s works were the main exposition for winter season 2015 in London, Tate Modern. For viewers there were displayed artist’s some juicy and cult works, where you could see the beginning, development and culmination of this great artist’s life. Sculptor with enormous talent doesn’t lose popularity even after his death and his work […]

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First Nordic Restaurant Opened In Tbilisi Where Interior Is Made With Only Natural Materials

  First Nordic restaurant in Tbilisi was opened on Lado Asatiani Street, in Sololaki. Besides high quality food and sophisticated environment, this place differs from the others with its interior, which was designed by young architect and founder of IDAAF Nanuka Zaalishvili with natural materials. “In the beginning, me and customers both thought about traditional Nordic […]

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Soviet Folk – Textile With Battle Tanks And Tractors

  The Soviet Union has left a lot of bad memories in history, but also created the characteristic style and direction in all fields, especially in design of which we’re still interested, studying and is becoming more and more relevant. Soviet modernist architecture is still under study, the bus stops are popular in the post-Soviet […]

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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 […]


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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Chkheo’s Abstract Landscapes Seen From an Airplane Illuminator

  “The earth, everything we see around us is a pure magic – it is absolutely clear for me”. Giorgi Chkheidze (Chkheo) is an Georgian artist who was concerned by art in his early childhood. The fact that his grandfather was a sculptor much influenced on his future decision to be an artist. His artistic […]

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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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