This is an open network for architects, art and architectural historians, urban and landscape planers, designers, philosophers, mathematicians, engineers, artists and journalists, individuals and organizations, professionals and other Tbilisi lovers. It is here to explore, evaluate and influence the development of architecture in Tbilisi and Georgia.
The Network aims to provoke discussion, to publicize architectural critics, to encourage the preservation of our architectural heritage, to evaluate strategies to influence the development of our urban and natural environment.
The current website was launched by ArchForumTbilisi, designed and programmed in Zürich, Switzerland.
The website is bilingual – Georgian and English and is divided into two parts: TbilisiView and C.A.S.E. STUDIES
1.TbilisiView is dedicated mainly to preservation of urban and architectural heritage.
It contains four sections, each with a corresponding icon on the Tbilisi map:
Hotspots – highlights current unsolved problems and projects dealing with cultural heritage, historic fabric, listed buildings etc.
We Like – shows good projects of restoration, adaptation, conservation and new development that respects the existing built environment.
Red List – flags significant historic urban areas, landscapes and buildings at risk that should be saved.
Lost – documents cultural heritage that is neglected and left to ruin; that has already been demolished or is now irrevocably damaged.
We invite professionals to share their photos and stories of the city architecture; to join our network and help it evolve.
2. C.A.S.E. STUDIES is an online magazine dedicated to:
None are exclusive to Tbilisi or Georgia.
We welcome submissions for publication from architects of recent projects in Tbilisi and Georgia, architectural critics, news from architecture and all
connected issues. Authors, photographers, translators and members of this network who contribute will be listed here. Their names are linked to related articles
on this website. Occasionally images may appear uncredited. If you see your image, please contact us – info (at) tbilisiarchitecture.net
Elisso Sulakauri, architect. Graduated from Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Universita Svizzera Italiana. Diploma Manuel Aires Mateus, 2010
All posts by Elisso Sulakauri
Nana Zaalishvili, architect, founder of IDAAF Architects and IDAAF Magazine
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Nino is a founder member of the Network. She graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Since 1996 Nino works as self-employed architect in Zürich, Switzerland.
All posts by Nino Tchatchkhiani
Nini Palavandishvili, designer and contemporary art curator, GeoAIR
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Maia Mania, professor at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, is a famous Tbilisi architectural historian and author of many books and articles. Maia has a great collection of images and drawings of Tbilisi.
All posts by Maia Mania
All posts by Peter Nasmyth
Rusudan Margishvili graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2013. She works at O'Neill McVoy Architects in New York
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Thomas Krayer is a swiss architect from Zürich. He has several projects in Tbilisi.
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All posts by Tsira Elisashvili
Ketevan Khimshiashvili is an architect and keeper of the archive of Leo Khimshiashvili. The archive contains many photographs, drawings, diaries and texts by L.Kh.
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All posts by Nino Gabunia
Irina Tsuladze, Ph.D. Graduated from Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Urban planning and Design.
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Nika Mchedlidze, architect and photographer.
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Mariam is working full time in marketing and is a freelance journalist and translator.
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Manana Odisheli, the art historian and archeologist, living in Oxford, UK
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Benjamin Wells is an architect based between Denmark and the UK, having graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with his thesis project - Tbilisi City Forum.
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Elene is a Psychologist and translator
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Mikheil is an architect from Tbilisi, works in Moscow, RUS at XOPA, architecture bureau, prof. at BHSAD and MARCH architectural schools
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architect, works in Moscow, RUS at XOPA, architecture bureau, prof. at BHSAD and MARCH architectural schools
All posts by Oyat Shukurov
Nestan Tatarashvili is an architect, based in Tbilisi. She is working in architectural and cultural heritage conservation/preservation/research since 1983 and is author of the books Art Nouveau in Tbilisi (2008, In Georgian and English) and German Settlements and Architectural Heritage in Georgia(2018, in Georgian, German and English). http://www.artnouveau-georgia.ge/0/
All posts by Nestan Tatarashvili
architect, furniture designer and researcher. Tbilisi, Georgia
All posts by Giorgi Margishvili