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Tbilisi Public Service Hall / Studio Fuksas

11:00 - 27 July, 2016
Tbilisi Public Service Hall / Studio Fuksas, © Moreno Maggi
© Moreno Maggi

© Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi +18

Perkins+Will To Design Atlanta's Second Tallest Tower

14:30 - 25 July, 2016
Perkins+Will To Design Atlanta's Second Tallest Tower, Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Courtesy of Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will has released plans for 98 Fourteenth Street, a 920 foot (280 meter) tall residential and commercial tower that, when complete, will become Atlanta’s second tallest building behind Pritzker Prize winning architect Kevin Roche’s Bank of America Plaza. The new tower is an integral piece of a planned development called the Midtown Art Walk, a half-mile pedestrian landscape featuring innovative architecture and interactive art elements between 2 transit stations in the district. The 74-story building will contain 382 luxury residential units and 180 corporate suites, as well as retail space on the ground level.

Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will +8

Innovations and Technologies Center / Artstudio Project

05:00 - 18 June, 2016
Innovations and Technologies Center / Artstudio Project, © Sandro Sulaberidze
© Sandro Sulaberidze

© Sandro Sulaberidze © Sandro Sulaberidze © Sandro Sulaberidze © Sandro Sulaberidze +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Project Team

    G.Sulaberidze, R.Khetsuriani, S.Lobzhanidze, T.Mikautadze, O.Sulaberidze, D.Rusitashvili
  • Interior Design Team

    S.Lobzhanidze, O.Sulaberidze, N.Chkhartishvili, N.Ostapenko, T.Gorgasanidze
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

11:00 - 9 June, 2016
Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall  / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas, Courtesy of Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas
Courtesy of Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Courtesy of Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Courtesy of Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Courtesy of Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Courtesy of Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

GRAFT Wins Competition to Design the Rose Square in Georgia

06:00 - 14 April, 2016
GRAFT Wins Competition to Design the Rose Square in Georgia, © GRAFT
© GRAFT

Architecture firm GRAFT has won first place in the competition to design the new Rose Square in Tbisili, Georgia.

Located in front of the Radisson Blu Hotel, which GRAFT renovated in 2009, the site will be transformed into a leisure area with various seating options, and a parking lot underneath.

Atlanta Bridgescape Competition Winners Announced

19:00 - 15 May, 2015
Atlanta Bridgescape Competition Winners Announced, “(SIN)UOSITY” at Midtown’s 10th Street Bridge. Image Courtesy of Atlanta Bridgescape Competition
“(SIN)UOSITY” at Midtown’s 10th Street Bridge. Image Courtesy of Atlanta Bridgescape Competition

The winners of the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition were announced today at the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) National Convention. The urban design challenge sought proposals for creative interventions at two existing freeway overpasses in the city’s Midtown and Downtown districts, with a referential budget of $3 million per bridge. The winners were selected from five finalists by a panel of industry experts. 

See the two winning proposals as well as the winners of the People’s Choice Award after the break. 

Vote for Your Favorite Atlanta Bridgescape Proposal

15:35 - 13 May, 2015
Vote for Your Favorite Atlanta Bridgescape Proposal, Finalist A: "Green City Spectator" at Midtown's 10th Street Bridge . Image Courtesy of Atlanta Bridgescape Competition
Finalist A: "Green City Spectator" at Midtown's 10th Street Bridge . Image Courtesy of Atlanta Bridgescape Competition

Five finalists have emerged in the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition. The urban design challenge, which was launched earlier this year, sought creative ideas to enhance two existing freeway overpasses in the city's Midtown and Downtown districts. Now in the competition's final phase, the finalists have refined their ideas, taking in consideration a budget of up to $3 million for each project. The proposals are now undergoing public review and you are invited to vote for your favorite design as part of the People’s Choice Award. Read on to review each proposal and find out how to vote. 

A winner will be announced this Friday, May 15 at the AIA's 2015 National Convention. 

Finalist C: "Illuminated Gateway" at Midtown's 10th Street Bridge . Image Courtesy of Atlanta Bridgescape Competition Finalist B: "(SIN)UOSITY" at Midtown's 10th Street Bridge . Image Courtesy of Atlanta Bridgescape Competition Finalist D: "Organic Canopy" at Downtown's Courtland/McGill Bridge. Image Courtesy of Atlanta Bridgescape Competition Finalist D: "Organic Canopy" at Downtown's Courtland/McGill Bridge. Image Courtesy of Atlanta Bridgescape Competition +20

Photo Essay: The Evolution of Atlanta’s Ponce City Market

13:00 - 2 May, 2015
Photo Essay: The Evolution of Atlanta’s Ponce City Market, © Blake Burton
© Blake Burton

For almost a century, one of the largest buildings in the Southeastern United States has maintained a dominating street presence in Atlanta, Georgia. Now the Ponce City Market, the building was originally designed by Nimmons, Carr and Wright Architects and built in 1925 as a Sears, Roebuck & Co. distribution and retail center, operating until 1989. In 1991, the City of Atlanta purchased the building, renamed it City Hall East and  housed several public works departments, storing countless items among its 2.1 million square feet of space. As the city’s utilization of the building dwindled, Jamestown Properties stepped in and acquired the building in 2010.  Five years later, Ponce City Market is poised to become one of the greatest historic rehabilitation projects in the country.

© Blake Burton © Blake Burton © Blake Burton © Blake Burton +40

Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition

19:00 - 4 March, 2015
Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition, Negro Building via Bustler
Negro Building via Bustler

The Negro Building Remembrance Competition invites architects, landscape architects, artists, playwrights, poets, musicians and writers from every discipline, as individuals, teams, students or professionals, to propose imaginative ways to commemorate the Negro Building, the forgotten landmark of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia

360 Architecture Tops New Atlanta Stadium with Retractable "Roof Petals"

00:00 - 21 January, 2015
Courtesy of New Atlanta Stadium
Courtesy of New Atlanta Stadium

A fly-through over the new Atlanta Falcons’ stadium has been released, revealing an unprecedented retractable roof designed by 360 Architecture (recently acquired by HOK). According to the stadium’s official website, the Pantheon-inspired stadium’s “eight unique roof petals” can rotate open in less than eight minutes, much like a “camera lens.” It will also be clad in a translucent ETFE fabric that, when closed, will allow natural light to pass into its interior. 

The video, after the break.

Trahan Architects Design “Expo Georgia” Convention Center for Tbilisi

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Trahan Architects Design “Expo Georgia” Convention Center for Tbilisi, Northeast Entry. Image © Trahan Architects
Northeast Entry. Image © Trahan Architects

Trahan Architects have collaborated with Christopher Counts Studio to design a 15-hectare, two-phase masterplan for a mixed-use convention center in Tbilisi, known as "Expo Georgia." Organized within a lush garden landscape, the masterplan’s first phase will see the completion of the convention center’s first half, which will be constructed in a sequence of repetitive gabled forms broken down as stepped, nine-meter modules. 

More about the center and masterplan, after the break.

Hotel Kazbeg / Goga Chxetia + Ia Chekheria + ROOMS

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
© Irakli Buishvili
© Irakli Buishvili
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stepantsminda, Georgia
  • Architect in Charge

    Goga Chxetia
  • Interior Design

    ROOMS - Nata Janberidze, Keti Toloraia (www.rooms.ge)
  • Area

    8200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili +22

Gudou Plaza / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Gudou Plaza  / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova, Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov
Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov

Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov +23

Kutaisi ‘King David the Builder’ International Airport / UNStudio

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
© Nakanimamasakhlisi
© Nakanimamasakhlisi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kutaisi, Georgia
  • Design Team

    Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Gerard Loozekoot with Frans van Vuure and Filippo Lodi, Roman Kristesiashvili, Tina Kortmann, Wendy van der Knijff, Kristoph Nowak, Machiel Wafelbakker, Gustav Fagerström, Thomas Harms, Deepak Jawahar, Nils Saprovskis, Patrik Noome
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nakanimamasakhlisi © Nakanimamasakhlisi © Nakanimamasakhlisi © Nakanimamasakhlisi +16

Southern States Outlaw LEED Building Standards

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
Southern States Outlaw LEED Building Standards, 1315 Peachtree, in Atlanta, achieved LEED Platinum Certification. However, will newer buildings in Georgia be held to the same standards? . Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will
1315 Peachtree, in Atlanta, achieved LEED Platinum Certification. However, will newer buildings in Georgia be held to the same standards? . Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will

The US Green Building Council’s federally adopted LEED certification system has come under legislative siege with lobbyists from the timber, plastics and chemical industries crying out, “monopoly!” Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama have lead efforts to ban LEED, claiming the USGBC’s closed-door approach and narrow-minded material interests have shut out stakeholders in various industries that could otherwise aid in the sustainable construction of environmentally-sensitive buildings.

Most recently, Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, slipped in a last minute amendment to both the Housing and Urban Development and Department of Transportation appropriation bills stating no tax money may be used to require implementation of any green building certification system other than a system that:

'Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation' Exhibition

00:00 - 21 April, 2013
'Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation' Exhibition, Courtesy of Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
Courtesy of Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Taking place now until June 30 at the Museum of Design Atlanta, the 'Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation' exhibition pays tribute to Saarinen’s brief yet brilliant career, in which he designed numerous corporate, educational, cultural, public, and private buildings, including recognizable icons like the Saint Louis Gateway Arch, the TWA Terminal at New York’s JFK Airport, and Dulles Airport in Washington DC. Also breaking new ground by shedding light on a little known chapter of Saarinen’s secret professional life during World War II, the exhibit highlights the architect’s work and a study of the design principles he followed. For more information, please visit here.

Fuel Station + McDonalds / Giorgi Khmaladze

01:00 - 5 April, 2013
Fuel Station + McDonalds / Giorgi Khmaladze, Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze
Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze
  • Architects

  • Location

    Batumi, Georgia
  • Architect in Charge

    Giorgi Khmaladze (Khmaladze Architects)
  • Client

    Socar
  • Structural Engineering

    Capiteli
  • MEP

    Gulfstream
  • MCD Standards

    Archange & Schloffer
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze

Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze +22

2013 Douglas C. Allen Lecture: Adriaan Geuze

00:00 - 24 February, 2013
2013 Douglas C. Allen Lecture: Adriaan Geuze, Miami Beach Soundscape / Courtesy of West 8
Miami Beach Soundscape / Courtesy of West 8

This year's Douglas C. Allen Lecture, presented by the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, features Adriaan Geuze, one of the founders of West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture. Founded in 1987, West 8 is an award-winning international office which has established itself as a leading practice within the last 20 years with about 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects, and industrial engineersThe event takes place Wednesday, March 6th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium. For more details about the event, please visit here