18.04.2017

The Times - Towering proposal to build Birmingham's urban jungle

Birmingham could soon get its own version of the hanging gardens of Babylon after plans were submitted for a pair of soaring tree-covered towers, the first of its kind in Britain.

 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/towering-proposal-to-build-birmingham-s-urban-jungle-ln2cjklrb

07.04.2017

£70m 'Hanging Gardens' of Digbeth

Backed by a Chinese private equity fund, the Garden Hill development in Digbeth has been designed with a network of roof-garden terraces rising up to two towers at opposite corners of the site - http://bit.ly/2pm3jTf

AJ most popular news of the week - http://bit.ly/2oiRWh2

04.04.2017

MARK N67 - Sydhavnen Church

MARK N67 April - May 2017

Sydhavnen Church, Copenhagen competition entries

http://bit.ly/2oC3LAr

29.03.2017

Ordynka Club House Complex has launched

Architects of invention, EU + OPEN AD, EU will be engaged in the project of a new residential complex in the center of Moscow.

In March the Project of a new residential complex ORDYNKA. CLUB HOUSES COMPLEX was presented. The buildings of the former Factory named after Marat were taken as a basis for the Project – they will be carefully renovated and will retain its historical appearance. In contrast to the buildings, the facades facing the courtyard have an emphatically modern design: polylines, picture windows, large modules of white architectural concrete, natural stone and anodized copper which give the whole complex a guaranteed modern character. In addition, the ensemble ORDYNKA CLUB HOUSES COMPLEX will include two town mansions of the XVIII-XIX centuries.

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/ordynka

 

 

23.03.2017

Office Building in Moscow

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/office-building

17.03.2017

Office facade final steps

Few steps to go, fimilising facade details

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/Class-a-office

03.03.2017

Villa at 64 Sheldon Avenue, N6 undeway

Foundation capping beams are being formed

02.03.2017

'Everything Is Connected' - tape installation at the Wall Gallery

'Everything Is Connected' - tape installation at the Wall Gallery

Expoloring modern tools of suprematism with the colour tape.

21.02.2017

Class-A office underway

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/Class-a-office

25.01.2017

Mashkova 13 renovation in progress

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/mashkova

24.01.2017

EUMiesAward2017 - two AI buildings nominated for the prize

EUMiesAward2017 356Nominees
More countries participate this year. Georgia outstands with 7 nominated works, pushing the boundaries of the Prize further east to cities such as Kvareli, towards the Caspian Sea. Two Architects of Invention buildings nominated for the award - Lazika Municipality and Prosecutor's Office

http://miesarch.com/archive?editions=16&countries=41

09.12.2016

Sydhavnen Church Publication in A&C

South Korean magazine - Architecture & Culture No.427, December 2016 - publication of Sydhavnen Church

www.ancbook.com

24.11.2016

Nikoloz Japaridze at MARSH school of Architecture in Moscow

Nikoloz Japaridze lecture - 'Material Differences of Singularity' at MARSH school of Architecture in Moscow

http://march.ru/about/events/8326/

 

https://goo.gl/maps/XX2o8SJuM7R2

 

21.11.2016

Leftovers - tape installation

Leftovers, tape installation in the Wall Gallery. http://architectsofinvention.com/en/wall

07.11.2016

Shortlisted in the Sydhavnen Church Competition

UK firms participating in the open call – organised by the Danish Association of Architects – included ZHA, AZPML and Architects of Invention.

Read more on the AJ - http://bit.ly/2fS6FO0

 

01.11.2016

On the List - OnOffice article about 12 Hay Hill

Read November Issue 113, On the list - A focus on design differentiates a glamorous new generation of private members’ clubs in London
Words by Charlotte Taylor

http://onofficesubscriptions.com/novweb16/

 

10.10.2016

Class-A office underway

Interior works at the end of completion. 8m long reception desk features the entrance hall.

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

03.10.2016

The National Science and Innovation Centre of Lithuania

Competition entry

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/science-museum

27.09.2016

Optical geopmetires

A blue tape installation at The Wall Gallery London

12.09.2016

Moscow office underway

Work in progress

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/office-building

05.09.2016

mashkova 13 renovation in progress

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/mashkova

26.08.2016

Moscow office facade comparison

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

29.07.2016

Moscow office facade structures

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

01.07.2016

Class-A office cantilever

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

28.06.2016

mashkova 13 renovation in progress

see more http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/mashkova

23.06.2016

REMAIN


 

22.06.2016

Architcts of Invention is now RIBA Chartered Practice

Congratulations!!! Very proud to become RIBA Chartered Practice.

https://www.architecture.com/FindAnArchitect/ArchitectPractices/ArchitectsofInvention/ArchitectsofInvention.aspx

21.06.2016

London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride

London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride - our brilliant IT Daniel came as a finalist - Congrats!

20.06.2016

Class-A office underway

Office building in the centre of Moscow is underway. http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

23.05.2016

Office building underway

Work in progress

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/office-building

13.05.2016

architectsofinvention - INSTAGRAM

Please follow us on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/architectsofinvention/

11.05.2016

Class-A office underway

Office building in the centre of Moscow is underway. http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

06.05.2016

Private House under construction in Hampstead, London

House at 64 Sheldon Ave. N6 4DS London

The House comprises of eight bedrooms and a series of major functions including: a pool spa, a family room with a courtyard space, a cinema, a library, staff living, and a reception/kitchen dining space for the family and friends.

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/private-house

18.03.2016

Office building in progress

Work in progress

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/office-building

17.03.2016

Residential building in the centre of Moscow being built

Residential building on site in the centre of Moscow, which makes it 6th building being built by AI. More info here -

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/mashkova

01.03.2016

Class -A - Office in progress

Office buildign in the centre of Moscow being built.

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

16.02.2016

Private House under construction in Hampstead, London

Private House at 64 Sheldon Ave. N6 4DS London

The House comprises of eight bedrooms and a series of major functions including: a pool spa, a family room with a courtyard space, a cinema, a library, staff living, and a reception/kitchen dining space for the family and friends.

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/private-house

04.01.2016

AI studio has moved

We have moved! Our new spacious studio is located in one of the iconic buildings in London - Albion Riverside, designed by Foster studio in 2003 on the south bank of the Thames, between Battersea and Albert Bridges. A mixed-use development, its ingredients are designed to promote a lively urban quarter where people can live, work and enjoy life in the heart of the city. Shops, business spaces, cafés and leisure facilities are grouped at ground level.

23.11.2015

Casa Brutus

Casa Brutus, December 2015 - Georgia Travel

 

17.09.2015

Texte Zur Kunst ISSUE NO. 99 / SEPTEMBER 2015 “PHOTOGRAPHY”

TZK/Issue 99/ September 2015
Open Season - Nikoloz Japaridze with Natasha Randall on the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

https://www.textezurkunst.de/99/

25.08.2015

Class -A - Office in progress

Class -A - Office in progress

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

14.08.2015

12 Hay Hill office space and business club opens

Business Club is now completed! You are wellcome to make your queries at http://www.12hayhill.com

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/12hayhill

25.06.2015

Class-A office progress

After long delay Class-A office in Moscow centre is in very active construction phase. Basement is almost finished.

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/class-a-office

21.05.2015

Office building mystic glow

Exterior almost there ...

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/office-building

 

 

20.04.2015

12 Hay Hill - in progress

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/12hayhill

17.03.2015

Nine Elms Bridge Competition - Team 012

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/nineelmsbridge

TEAM 012

The Nine Elms - Pimlico Bridge: The Clip

The new link between historic Pimlico and the cutting-edge development at Nine Elms should express the city’s ambitions for those neighbourhoods and for London as a whole.

All entries are here: http://www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk/gallery-of-all-entries.html

23.02.2015

Nine Elms Bridge Competition

Nine Elms Bridge Competition all Stage 1 shortlisted entries displayed here:

http://www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk/gallery.html 

If you are a resident at Wandsworth or Pimlico, you have a chance to vote for your favorite bridge. Our proposal is one of them.

Public Exhibitions

Public exhibitions of all Stage 1B submissions will take place at the following venues :

Westminster Boating Base, 136 Grosvenor Road, London SW1V 3JY
Monday 23rd February : 11.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday 24th February : 9.00am - 7.00m

Rose Centre, Ascalon Street, London SW8 4DJ
Friday 27th February : 1.00pm - 7.00pm
Saturday 28th February : 10.00am - 6.00pm

14.02.2015

Staines Upon Thames Residential Development

Archdaily - Architects of Invention’s Housing Proposal Puts Community at its Center

10.02.2015

Office building in progress

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/office-building

29.01.2015

Origami Highline in Santiago, Chile

Archdaily - Architects of Invention and Archiplan Propose “Origami Highline” for Santiago

 

 

28.01.2015

12 Hay Hill - under construction

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/12%20hay%20hill

30.12.2014

12 Hay Hill office space and business club opens

Anticipating grand opening of the club we designed at 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair. Stay tuned, more images will follow. 

http://howtospendit.ft.com/style/73341-12-hay-hill-office-space-and-business-club-opens

16.12.2014

Bridge street, Staines upon Thames Residential Development

 

Bridge street, Staines upon Thames Residential development

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/Staines

27.08.2014

The International Architecture Award 2014 - Prosecutor's Office

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies are pleased to inform you that the following has received The International Architecture Award for 2014 - Prosecutor's Office.

https://chi-athenaeum.org/the-2014-international-architecture-awards/2014/08/27/prosecutors-office-tbilisi,-georgia,-2011-2012/

17.06.2014

AI receives planning permission for a 45K sqm mixed-use development in Central Moscow.

Office builing in Moscow has received planning permissison.  The building is due by the end of this year.

http://www.architectsofinvention.com/en/project/office-building

10.05.2014

Anton Khmelnitkiy interview for Maindoor.ru

Человек большого города - Интерьвью с Антоном Хмельницким для Maindoor.ru Май. Июнь 2014 4 40

30.03.2014

Concept Vol.180 Mar 2014, , Stantiago Telecom Tower

South Korean magazine Concept published Santiago Telecom Tower competition 3rd prize winner. 

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/tv-tower

Monthly magazine of CONCEPT, 2014 CA Press www.capress.co.kr
ISSN 1288-4262

14.03.2014

Office building in the centre of Moscow is already 7 storeys high

Office building in the centre of Moscow scheduled by end of this year is already 7 storeys high

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/office-building

05.03.2014

SAVE EUROPE'A HERITAGE

Great example of rear Tbilisi Art Nouveau Grade I listed house, built in 1905 by architect Zurabian is under threat of collapsing. The state does not take care and the Majors office too. This building has not been touched for hundred years and now is the time of action!

Tbilisi is on the verge of loosing yet another part of its heritage where greedy developers are waiting to erect yet another ugly business-historicism. Kojoris street 3, Sololaki, Tbilisi - call for support!

26.02.2014

AI principal Anton Khmelnitskiy interview at Kommersant.ru

Architects fo Invention principal Anton Khmelnitskiy interview about ideal space for the creation.

Full article in Russian - http://kommersant.ru/doc/2405659

14.02.2014

Lazika Municipality featured on Architizer

Traditional support systems, like upright columns and load-bearing frames, are a thing of the past. In contemporary designs, support systems are angled, turned, or thinned-out, transforming them into sculptural elements. In some designs, these dynamic supports lift entire buildings off the ground, while in others, supports span multiple stories to hold up a heavy cantilever. Check out our collection of the most innovative new support systems that seem to make contemporary buildings defy gravity.

http://architizer.com/blog/dramatic-supports/

04.02.2014

AI 3rd prize winner of Torre Antena Santiago competiton

Halo Santiago

Concept
The concept of this tower suggests the volcano and optical phenomena such as the halo and the sun pillar. The ideas originate with the early modernists such as Rodchenko, Tatlin, Yakov Chernikhov and Malevich.
Chile has an enormous amount of active volcanoes and this tower evokes that seismic dynamism with its smoke-plume vertical extension that seems to twist and rise. Likewise, the light emitted at night by the viewing platform is reminiscent of the wide glow from an active eruption.
The relationship of the tower to the statue of Saint Mary is important also in that the horizontal emphasis does not represent a dominating presence but rather a shared mountainous space. 
The viewing platform also suggests an optical halo – which seems to float in the sky, suspended only by cables. At night, the halo-like shape hovers above the mountain peak with only a series of red lights shining above it. The halo has always been considered as a feature that highlights and inspires awe, in phenomena as far-reaching as weather patterns, photography, painting, the physical sciences and religion.  This tower, with its strong and simple design is unlike any other tower in the world. This presents a potential for iconicity in a global metropolis such as Santiago.
The tower is organised as a vertical displacement of the programme emphasising its horizontality rather than verticality. Its homogenous materiality refers to its sculptural nature rather than simply suggesting its functional form - it combines the motivations of both as a landmark form and a functional communication tower.The significance of its form is dominated by a large 80-meter diameter ring hovering above the mountain peak. At night, the illuminated ring acts as a halo around the mountain peak, mitigating its functional significance with a subtle presence in the night-time panorama.

View full article:
http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2014/02/11/tercer-lugar-concurso-torre-antena-santiago-architects-of-invention-archiplan-s-a/

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/chile/santiago-telecom-tower





25.01.2014

AI EXPO 2015 Russia Pavilion published on ArchDaily

London-Moscow-Tbilisi-based practice Architects of Invention has completed a proposal for the Russian Pavilion at the 2015  Expo as a part of the Expo’s Herzog  & de Meuron-designed masterplan. Designed to evoke the connotation that Russia is one of the biggest agriculture exporters in the world, the pavilion “Russia: The Fields of Growth” will contribute to the Expo’s theme of “Feeding the Planet”, and at the same time introduce a dynamic and powerful image of the modern Russia that originates in the country’s great past.This architectural solution is based on one conceptual act: the use of a large-scale form (single bend of a plane) that originates in the monumental traditions of the best of twentieth century Soviet architecture.
A 17-meter long Stella indicates the main entrance to the pavilion from the main pedestrian artery of the exhibition, and continues into the field-roof. Inside, the walls and ceiling of the pavilion is designed as an interactive screen with constantly changing images. On top of the pavilion, there is a landscaped garden, where visitors can pass time throughout the day. Thus, the dynamic architecture of the pavilion emphasizes the continuous link between technology and nature.

The proposed concept is an example of so-called ‘quantum’ architecture, since the roof and the wall comprise single form, where the natural and the technological complement each other. Such an approach fits well into the latest trends of modern architecture, and puts the Russian Pavilion on an equal footing among other national pavilions, combining depth of analysis and contemporary design.

 

05.01.2014

SMO on site ...

Class -A building on site in the middle of Moscow.


26.11.2013

Dream West - Imagine Soviet/ Imagine West - Dream Soviet - article by Niko Japaridze

Dream West - Imagine Soviet/ Imagine West - Dream Soviet - article by Niko Japaridze in Joanna Warsza's book 'Ministry of Highways, a guide to the performative architecture of Tbilisi.

Fundacja Inna Przestrzen, Cacso, Sternberg Press ISBN 978-3-943365-72-6

12.10.2013

Office building under construction

 Office building is now on site in Moscow

05.06.2013

Residential building under construction

Residential building is on site in Sochi

16.05.2013

Lazika Municipality in the Final of OfficeNext Awards 2013

May 16, 2013 held a solemn ceremony BEST OFFICE AWARDS 2013, a kind of "Oscar" in the field of interior design of corporate and commercial real estate.

10. BEST FOREIGN DRAFT  NOMINEES1. Municipality (Georgia, Mr. Lasik)  
Architectural Office Architects of Invention 2. Google (Turkey, Istanbul) Architectural bureau Swanke Hayden Connell Architects 3. Turner Construction (Columbus, OH, USA) Architectural bureau m + a Global Architects WINNER Turner Construction (Columbus, OH, USA) Architectural bureau m + a Global Architects


http://officenext.ru/news/?tid=1364


 

01.03.2013

AI new ofice

AI new office in London

27.02.2013

B1- Be One Magazine, Volume 6 Issue 65 FEB 2013 - Lazika Municipality

B1- Be One Magazine, Volume 6 Issue 65 FEB 2013 - Lazika Municipality

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/municipality

 

01.01.2013

Reynaers Luxury Calendar 2013 - Prosecutor's Office on the cover

Reynaers Aluminium 2013 Calendar cover features Prosector's Office in Tbilisi which used Reynaers CW 50-SG, CS 77 facade systems.

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/prosecutors-office

05.11.2012

Commendation at Structural Awards 2012

Engenuiti and Architects of Invention's Prosecutor's Office building winning Commendation Award for iStructure 2012, UK

02.11.2012

Prosecutor's Office Shirtlisted in two nomintaions at Structural Awards 2012 UK

Prosecutor's Office building shortlisted in two nominations at iStructure 2012, UK

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Award for Small Practices

02.11.2012

Prosecutor's Office Shirtlisted in two nomintaions at Structural Awards 2012 UK

Prosecutor's Office building shortlisted in two nominations at iStructure 2012, UK

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Award for Small Practices

02.11.2012

Prosecutor's Office Shirtlisted in two nomintaions at Structural Awards 2012 UK

Prosecutor's Office building shortlisted in two nominations at iStructure 2012, UK

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Award for Small Practices

02.11.2012

Prosecutor's Office Shirtlisted in two nomintaions at Structural Awards 2012 UK

Prosecutor's Office building shortlisted in two nominations at iStructure 2012, UK

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Award for Small Practices

02.11.2012

Prosecutor's Office Shirtlisted in two nomintaions at Structural Awards 2012 UK

Prosecutor's Office building shortlisted in two nominations at iStructure 2012, UK

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Award for Small Practices

02.11.2012

Prosecutor's Office Shirtlisted in two nomintaions at Structural Awards 2012 UK

Prosecutor's Office building shortlisted in two nominations at iStructure 2012, UK

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Award for Small Practices

02.11.2012

Prosecutor's Office Shirtlisted in two nomintaions at Structural Awards 2012 UK

Prosecutor's Office building shortlisted in two nominations at iStructure 2012, UK

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Award for Small Practices

02.11.2012

Prosecutor's Office Shirtlisted in two nomintaions at Structural Awards 2012 UK

Prosecutor's Office building shortlisted in two nominations at iStructure 2012, UK

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Award for Small Practices

01.10.2012

Lazika - first building of a new city

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.

http://architectsofinvention.com/admin/posts/edit/undefined

30.08.2012

MONOCLE issue 55. volume 06 July/ August 2012 - Tbilisi

MONOCLE issue 55. volume 06 July/ August 2012 -Tbilisi by Hugo Macdonald

http://monocle.com/gallery/magazine/55/expo-55-tbilisi/22/

30.07.2012

AD - Architectural Digest #7 (108) July 2012 - Prosecutor's Office

AD - Architectural Digest #7 (108) July 2012 - Prosecutor's Office

ISSN 1683-2086

01.07.2012

Waste Paper Dragon - The installation on Battersea Power Station - LFA2008

Watse Paper Dragon - the insatllation is concerned with society's ever-changing and ever-growing stance on recycling. Where will the cycle of consumption end? The possibilities for future material usage and feasibility of paperless offices will be explored. Fabricated predominantly from paper-mache and rods, the sculpture aims to address these issues through it's construction.

30.06.2012

Luminous Depths - LFA2012

Luminous Depths - installation at London Festival of Architecture 2012 - explores the possibilities of applying reflective material on the space in front of Wilkie House, wrapping all surfaces of the space with aluminium foil lining (80m x 6m x 1.5m) thereby creating a reflective and visually interesting, yet symbolic, meaning to an otherwise unoccupied territory and period of history. By utilising a minimum depth of material intervention, the space is perceptually transformed from its initial state to one of new interpretation.
http://www.lfa2012.org/search/index?term=luminous+depths

28.05.2012

Best Office Project at Moscow Biennale of Architecture 2012

Architects of Invention received Best Project Award III for Ozurgeti House of Justice at Moscow Architecture Biennale. http://2012.moscowarchbiennale.ru/1274

17.05.2012

National Olympic Committee - Best Office Award at Officenext2012

May 17th was a presentation of awards for the best office space Best Office Awards 2012: the culmination of the International Forum Office Next Moscow. Rewarding for the first time held at the new exhibition center square design ARTPLAY. The jury prize Best Office Awards include leading experts industries associated with commercial real estate, construction, consulting, organization lighting, administrative directors. Jury Chairman - President of the Union of Architects of Russia , Academician of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Building Sciences, Andrey Bokov.

Among the 88 projects that participated in the awards were well represented of the banking sector , major Russian and foreign corporations, prestigious business centers and hotels. The winner of the Best Office Awards - 2012 in 11 categories: FOREIGN INTERIOR Office of the National Olympic Committee of Georgia, Architects of Invention

http://officenext.ru/decisions/?tid=1033

22.04.2012

Material Differences, Nikoloz Japaridze ARTFORUM, Inprint Issue April2013

Nikoloz Japaridze - Material Differences. article about Georgian and Post-Soviet architecture. Read in Artforum Inprint Issue April 2013
 A SUPERCATHEDRAL IN TBILISI, a massive new parliament dome in Kutaisi, the first building of the new planned city of Lazika: Recent years have seen an incredible period of construction in Georgia, during which ambitious new buildings such as these have appeared with astonishing rapidity. But like all post-Soviet countries, Georgia faces a dual challenge: that of … 

13.04.2012

Ozurgeti House of Justice opening

Ozurgeti House of Justice was opened by President Micheil Sakashvili

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/house-of-justice

30.03.2012

Architecture & Culture Vol. 374 July 2012 - Prosecutor's Office

South Korean magazine Architecture & Culture Vol. 374 MAR 2012 - Prosecutor's Office

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/prosecutors-office

Published by A&C Publishing/ 736-44, Yeoksam-dong, Gungnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

www.ancbook.com

ISSN 1227-0903

30.03.2012

Guardian - Constructive critisism: the week in architecture

Guardian - Constructive critisism: the week in architecture by Steve Rose.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/mar/30/constructive-criticism-women-in-architecture

The Prosecutor's Office, Tbilisi, by Architects of Invention

Finally, another new discovery this week was Architects of Invention, a practice that not only has one of the best names in the business but looks to be living up to it. It is headed by Niko Japaridze, a former senior architect at Rem Koolhaas's OMA, who has worked in the UK and also has offices in his native Georgia. Last year, the firm wove a snaking wooden staircase through the new headquarters it designed for Georgia's National Olympic Committee, and has recently finished an imposing new building in Tbilisi with an imposing name: The Prosecutor's Office. It looks like a giant black filing cabinet, with square, glass rooms projecting out like half-opened drawers. Seventy per cent of the building is hung off the ground. The interior is just as startling – its long central staircase with green glass walls looks like something out of The Matrix. Japaridze has a host of other promising-looking buildings going up in Georgia. He also claims to be Tbilisi's one millionth citizen. One to watch.

23.03.2012

BD - Architects of Invention completes Geogian Prosecurtor's Office

BD - Architects of Invention completes Geogian Prosecurtor's Office

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/architects-of-invention-completes-georgian-prosecutor%E2%80%99s-office/5034013.article

02.03.2012

DEZEEN featured projects - National Olympic Committee House

DEZEEN featured projects - National Olympic Committee House

http://www.dezeen.com/2012/02/27/national-olympic-committee-house-by-architects-of-invention/

02.03.2012

AXIS Mundi

Axis Mundi - long building

The image that inspired this project is Max Ernst’s The Whole City, which portrays a man-made landscape that tends toward the heavens. Archimedes was another source – he once said “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” Axis Mundi does this, it moves the world by extruding it into the lever itself. The project draws also on the utopic megastructures of the 1960s with their epic, poetic creations, and the evolutionary structures of the Metabolists. Axis Mundi is a living sky-scraper, propelling human life into space.

Axis Mundi is a cosmic body. It is an ever-extending space – one which can carry on building onto itself ad infinitum. This structure is a connection; a vector and a containing space; it is a metabolistic structure which grows organically as it extends. It is landscape contained – forests and cities follow one another along the length of the building. Axis Mundi is a linear expression of our planet.

Axis Mundi extends from the earth’s surface and reaches towards the moon as the nearest mass to which it can be pinned for stability. The moon is a fixing point for the structure. The moon and the earth spin and orbit in such a way that the same facet of the moon is always visible from earth. By connecting the earth with its satellite at our planet’s north pole using a rotating super-rod, Axis Mundi extends into space, providing an extension to the earth.

The modulating line between the earth’s north pole and the moon’s north pole is the site of the building. Axis Mundi is fixed to the earth but has a sliding attachment to the moon which accounts for the 5° degree tilt with respect to its orbit. (This tilt means that the moon nods back and forth as it circumnavigates the earth; the north and south poles tilt toward the earth in alternation.)

27.02.2012

Cubic Tower

Cubic Tower approved be local authorities. Will go ahead for construction as soon as design is finilised.

29.01.2012

Prosecutor's Office completed

The firm submitted a proposal as part of an invited competition for a new build to the north west of the city, just on the outskirts of the city centre and close to the Tbilisi Court building. The building was completed in February 2012. 

The brief was to create workspace for 60 members of staff, a substantial lobby and car parking. Work began in May 2011 and the building was completed in early 2012. The building consists of a stalwart, dark frame that has luminous, delicate volumes suspended within it. 70% of the building is free-standing away from the sides and the ground creating an impression of ‘floating’ forms.  The volumes make way for a passageway to one side of the building, creating a physical transparency of the building that is alluded to throughout the design. The suspended volumes are staggered so that they create terraces. 

27.12.2011

House of Justice Ozurgeti

Continuing their trend for ambitious new government buildings, Architects of Invention have designed the Ministry of Justice in Ozurgeti, which was opened by President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili in April 2012.

Architects of Invention were invited to submit a proposal by Georgia’s House of Justice. The brief included a design for a 1500m2 building to house 95 members of staff and a flow of 400 users a day, to serve Ozurgeti’s population of 500,000. Construction began in September 2011.

The Ministry building brings together a number of services - the Civil Registry Agency, National Agency of Public Registry, National Archives of Georgia, National Bureau of Enforcement and Notary Chamber - under one roof, creating a new blueprint for a government building. 

20.09.2011

SILKNET Sales Office launched

Silknet - biggest communication services provider in Georgia - opened new sales office located on one of the main avenues in the centre of Tbilisi. The office should serve as a design guideline to all 300 planed sales offices in major cities of Georgia.

19.09.2011

National Olympic Committee House

Pioneering Georgian practice Architects of Invention have designed a dramatic contemporary interior to the National Olympic Committee House in Tbilisi.   The practice was appointed by GEONOC to complete the restoration of the exterior, landscape design of surrounding gardens, museum design and office spaces for over 100 members of staff. The building is situated in the southern part of the city in the historical quarter rich in 18th century German, French and Italian architecture. The construction was completed at the end of 2011.  

The building was originally built in the 19th century as a private residence and has been used for government purposes since the 1960s. While the exterior maintains its classical attributes, the interior is strongly contemporary and demonstrates a definitive move away from the Soviet architecture of the past.
 

Architects of Invention worked on all elements of the interior, from the intriguing reception desk - a standard rectangular table that is fissured with an arresting crevice that cuts deeply through the centre – to the athletic track markings on the floor that guide visitors around the interactive displays for young visitors to the museum. Perhaps the most striking element of the scheme is the staircase that winds through the building’s four storeys, linking exhibitions spaces and offices. The architects had to reinforce the basement level to allow large openings in the walls of the upper storeys so that the staircase could penetrate the structure. The staircase is a steel frame with MDF panels and the frame, steps and handrails are finished with maple veneer. 

12.03.2011

Cubic Tower as one of the icons for GEORG1A - The worlds number one reformer 2005-2010

Cubic Tower featured as one of the icons for GEORG1A - The worlds number one reformer 2005-2010

The Ecomomist, March 2011

12.10.2010

SLOPE on the Black Sea

The concept behind this building centres on the notion of an elevated landscape, an open public platform which acts like an open amphitheatre for viewing the performance on the stage. However, the elevated landscape has one advantage over a ground-level plan, which is that it preserves the original land surface. The whole platform overlooks the lake and maintains access to the whole programme below.

http://architectsofinvention.com/en/project/slope

22.06.2008

Exhibition Opening at the Georgian embassy in London

Nikoloz Japaridze and Peter Murray at the student exhibition at the Georgian Embassy in London orgainised by Architects of Invention for the London Festival of Architecture 2008

20.06.2008

Liquid Memories - LFA2008

Liquid Memories - a light installation at London Festival of Architecture 2008 - is set in a ditch, which was used as a moat around the plenipotentiary (and is now left-over uninhabited space). The installation seeks to evoke a tension in the space,  with the movement/freedom of water imitated in tesselating line geometries working in contradiction to the actuality of the form itself. 

Location - Curreton Street, Millbank, London. The Ditch: 80 m long, 6,5 m wide
Materials: 5km of polytubing (3mm), Phosphorus Blue powder, PVA Glue, Compressor, Metal Hooks, Steel wire