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First published in the Journal of Biourbanism #1&2/2015 Vol.IV, 2016: https://journalofbiourbanism.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/jbu_iv_2016_def.pdf Gyorgy Chakhava, Drawing of the Ministry of Highways, 1973 INTRODUCTION In 1974, the architect Gyorgy Chakhava completed the Ministry of Highway Construction in Tbilisi,...
Sustainability. The magic ingredient that added to any project makes it more palatable, or is intended to do so. However, even when we talk about sustainability, certain categories of sustainability seem...
Curzio Malaparte, known for his literary works and for his house in Capri, also laid out some ideas for town planning, in a story called “City Like Me”, published...
Today I live on an island, in a house that his sad, hard, severe, that I built for myself, solitary on a sheer rock over the sea, a house that...
I was standing on stage shortly before giving a lecture called “Crimean Architecture, Between Tradition and the Avant Garde” on the occasion of the Zodchestvo 14 festival...
(From a lecture given in Crimea in July 2014) The Architectural Project Considered As a Work of Art: Architecture can be art Art is both personal and social It serves both the artist and...
Extracts from “Painting and the Problem of Architecture” Kazimir Malevich Nova generatsiia Vol. 3, №. 2 (1928) If we examine the painting of the first quarter of the 20 century we immediately notice...
“On this little earth I live immensely. Unbounded horizons battle with my heart.” Curzio Malaparte The peninsula of Crimea offers many architectural wonders, from the Khan’s palace of Bakchysarai to Edward Blore’s Vorontsov...
The new Tbilisi Business Centre was developed after a visit to the site and a careful consideration of how to create a new building next to George Chakhava and Jurab...
Architects and designers are visual people. It’s no surprise that glossy magazines first, and image based architectural webzines after have captured their imaginations. The difference between the two modes of...
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