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The Architecture of Improvement: How Alejandro Aravena Is Changing the World With Beautiful, Practical Buildings

IDAAF PRESENTS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THIS YEAR’S PRITZKER PRIZE–WINNING ARCHITECT, ALEJANDRO ARAVENA, FROM SURFACE — THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE OF GLOBAL CONTEMPORARY DESIGN. THE ARTICLE APPEARS AS THE COVER STORY OF ITS POWER 100 ISSUE, WHICH LAUNCHED LAST WEEK. READ ON FOR THE INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY ROCKY CASALE AND REFLECTIONS FROM SURFACE’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, SPENCER BAILEY: […]

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The school of art, architecture and design ‘Bauhaus’.1919-1933

“Architects, sculptors, painters, we all must return to the crafts! For art is not a “profession.” There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is an exalted craftsman. In rare moments of inspiration, transcending the consciousness of his will, the grace of heaven may cause his work to blossom into […]

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Ghost Chair  

“Ghost Chair” by Keti Davlianidze and Gigi Shukakidze |WUNDERWERK| was created for Claudio Vagnoni exhibition which will be held in Rome, September 2016. Claudio Vagnoni is an interior designer and a professor of Academy of Fine Art of Rome, who lives and works in Italy. Vagnoni has held workshops and master classes in Georgia. The […]

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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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Chairs by Anuka Tavartkiladze, IAAI & Sandro Lominashvili on Design Market

  The third event of Startup Market: “Design Market” was held in Hyppodrome Park on July 17. There were presented the works of three designers:  Anuka Tavartkiladze, IAAI (Ia Kutateladze) and Sandro Lominashvili in the shopping space. It is worth to note that the works of the all three designers are conceptually refined and close […]

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Pezo Von Ellrichshausen’s Vara Pavilion on Venice Architectural Biennale

    This labyrinth-like Vara Pavilion, made of 10 intersecting cylinders, was created by Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen for the Venice Architectural Biennale 2016. Each cylinder touches at least one another, creating a complex network of open spaces. The authors has defined the project as “the series of exteriors in the other […]

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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 […]

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