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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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Barber Shop by Idaaf Architects

Project: Barber Shop Location: G. Akhvlediani str. Tbilisi Area: 100 sq.m Year: 2018 Status: Completed Team: Nanuka Zaalishvili, Rezi Kratsashvili, Ani Tsikoridze Concept: Different shades of Green meet details of XIX Century Tbilisi interior, Soviet design and modern furniture. The Barbershop is located in a XIX century building which is very stylish for Tbilisi architecture […]

Giorgi Chakhava

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 […]

Apartment in Tbilisi by YØ DEZEEN

Apartment in Tbilisi by YØ DEZEEN

Project: Apartment Interior Design Area: 135 M2 Location: Tbilisi, Georgia Year: 2015-2017 Ukrainian design studio YØ DEZEEN has finished their first interior in Tbilisi. Studio was established in 2010 by Artem Zverev & Artur Sharf and since then have realized number of interesting projects around the world. Their style is distinguished by the combination of […]

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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, […]

Photo Courtesy of Studio

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 […]

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 […]

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