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Giorgi Chakhava

‘Construction Element’ and Pavilions 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 […]

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 […]

Goderdzi Pass

Soviet Bus Stops In Georgia

My “hunt” for  Soviet Bus Stops began in 2015 and covered almost all the regions of Georgia. These bus stops are both an interesting reminder of the past but, for me, also enable a fascinating glimpse into Georgian architecture when it was limited by Soviet norms. My hunt threw up much new information as I worked on this photo project and revealed […]

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