Nikoloz Japaridze

  • Nikoloz Japaridze

    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 establishing a new identity for the twenty-first century while preserving its own history. Both are complex tasks today. Realizing a locally specific and sensitive architecture is increasingly difficult in our era of globalized icon-building,