Locations: Georgia. Tbilisi

Tbilisi DIY

Spring 2018

The extra layer of vernacular architecture, added to modernistic Soviet time housing blocks in Tbilisi suburbs, have incorporated the skills and expertise of local builders and tenants. It is contrasting its strict and formalistic base and it is filled with joy of living. Space between the buildings is in heavy use by small microbusinesses or thick layer of wild greenery. New extensions are mostly in private use or inhabited by businesses, but sometimes they function as local community premises. The overall athmosphere is practical, yet voluptous and vital in a most Georgian way.

© Ott Kadarik