Lazika Municipality Building by Architects of Invention

Category: Architecture Published on 21 Dec, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

The young UK-Georgia-based practice Architects of Invention has completed a new municipality building for a city which is yet to come into being – Lazika. This marine, economic and commercial centre was intended to be one of the largest cities in Georgia. Currently, Lazika’s future hangs in the balance, as the new government decides its course of action.

Architects of Invention, alongside engineers Engenuiti, designed a steel-structured building as a part of the development of a new city on the Black Sea coast. The brief was to create a Public Service Hall, a Wedding Hall and Municipal Offices. Work on the project began at the end of January, 2012, and the building was completed in mid-September, 2012. The building was constructed in 168 days with a progressive drafting schedule. The architects explain that the building is a juxtaposition between a building and a sculpture. It is not divided into floors but is comprised of volumes – each volume of the building can function separately from the other.

The ambition of this project was to make a building as a sculpture made out of one material. The suspended volumes create public spaces, separated from each other, forming a monument, a benchmark for the new architecture of new futuristic city.

images © NakaniMamasakhlisi Photo Lab


2 Verandas house by Gus Wüstemann Architects
VV Capelle Soccer Clubhouse by MoederscheimMoonen Architects
Casa K by Studio Arthur Casas
Taizu - Asia Terranean Kitchen by Pitsou Kedem Architects and Baranowitz-Amit Studio
NN House in Tokyo by Kozo Yamamoto
La Luciole Concert Hall by Moussafir Architectes
Diogene by Renzo Piano at Vitra Campus
Renovation of Piet Bloms' Supercube in Rotterdam by Personal Architecture
Waanders In de Broeren by BK. Architecten
Villa Zevaco Restaurant in Casablanca by Andy Martin Architects
Restaurant On The Sea by Case-Real
Glass office for Soho China in Shanghai by AIM Architecture
Mews 04 in London by Andy Martin Architects
Adidas Stan Smith shoebox pop-up store
MVRDV unveils New York Penthouse with Car Elevator
Till House by WMR Arquitectos
The Stacked Urban Architecture of Hong Kong by Peter Stewart
Tiny 8 sqm apartment in Paris by Kitoko Studio
De Gaspé House by la SHED architecture, Montréal
Rocksalt Bistro & Winebar Malta by Studio Daaa Haus

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

7 + = eight

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Submit Your Work