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BIG Created ”Invisible Museum” Excavated in The Dune Near WWII Nazi Bunker

Project: Tirpitz Museum Extenion Author: BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Finn Norkjaer Area: 2800.0 m2 Location: Blåvand, Denmark Year: 2014 – 2017   Danish firm BIG  finished construction of the “Invisible Museum” in Blåvand, Denmark, by cutting linear passageways out of the sand dune beside a bunker built by German forces during the […]

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: Sandro Sulaberidze

Giorgi Chkheidze – ”As It Is”

Giorgi Chkheidze presented his series of new artworks “As It Is” in the ArtArea Space and it is organized by “One” Gallery. Drawing techniques, themes, colors – by this exposition artist once again emphasized his style and direction in art. The large size canvases with sharp techniques of performing leave the impression of the prints, […]

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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Vera Pagava – Rarest Jewel of Georgian Painting

Vera Pagava is one of the rarest jewels of Georgian painting, she is especially interesting for those years when she worked away from her homeland. The beginning of the 20th century is one of the most important periods in Georgian history in terms of architecture, painting, theater, literature and other fields too. Galaktion Tabidze appears, […]

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Hostel Pinn By Studio +-

Project: Hostel  Pinn Author: Studio +- Total Area: 150 sq.m Location: M. Lermontovi str. Tbilisi Year: 2017   New Hostel Pinn opened in Tbilisi, Lermontovi Street. Architects duo, Studio +- worked on the project. Elisabeth ZautaSvili and Nato Bagrationi are young Georgian architects, who appear on the design scene not too long ago. Their interiors are […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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