Giorgi khmaladze


What is the Future of the Gas Station?

For decades, the gas station has been a staple of both urban and rural landscapes. As the 20th century saw the democratization of automobiles, the gas station became arguably one of the most generic, universal architectural typologies. Today in the USA alone, there are 130,000 gas stations serving 268 million cars. However, as populations move to condensed, urban areas with ever-improving public transit systems, and as the internal combustion engine evolves into electric alternatives, it is time to either redesign or retire the gas station.

Hangzhou Inventronics Electric Vehicle Charging Station / GLA. Image © shiromio studio Fuel Station + McDonalds / Khmaladze Architects. Image © Giorgi Khmaladze Solar Car Port: Renewable Energy to Charge Your E-Car. Image © MDT-Tex First Prize: Nu Oil / Felix Yang and Thomas Noussis. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions + 15

Khmaladze Architects Revealed as Grand Prize Winner of the ArchDaily & Strelka Award

The winner was announced by ArchDaily Editor-in-Chief David Basulto at the Future Architect conference at Strelka Institute. The grand prize went to the Coffee Production Plant in Tbilisi, designed by Georgian architecture firm Khmaladze Architects.

Coffee Production Plant / Khmaladze Architects

Tbilisi, Georgia

Fuel Station + McDonalds / Khmaladze Architects

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  • Architects: Khmaladze Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1200.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013