Soso Alavidze graduated from the Tbilisi Politechnical Institute Architectural faculty in 1986, before working at the the state-run “Gruzgiprogorproject” between 1987 and 1990. In 1991 he built the first church in Tbilisi after the collapse of communism. From 1992 – 2001 he worked as an independent artist, exhibiting in Georgia and abroad. Alavidze has worked as an architect since 2001, and from 2011 to 2017 he taught architecture at Ilia State University.
Tour of Sustainability
Soso Alavidze, Tbilisi based artist and architect presents his wooden structure in the Pushkin square during the TAB.
Here is his manifesto: Let’s agree with the idea that true freedom arrives after one is free of their perceptions. What is our perception of architecture? Well… there’s an endless firework of perceptions I can imagine after such a question!
So, one day, my colleague’s kid, drew a rather interesting building at the age of 10. And I, favoring Artbrute as much as I do, immediately memorized this building. Such a Ziggurat; a narrow, tall tower with three steps. Quite an impressive building with its delicate forms, historical connections, and yet, very modern and functional. Shortly – Superb! Speaking of sustainability, this one was incredibly sustainable, it would withstand centuries. Oh, right, sustainability implies a new, green point of view as well. So friends, those of you who can, go ahead, don’t be shy to use old materials! Our Ziggurat is bound to be gorgeous!!!