Isthmus holds landscape—with its tangled field of social, historical, and ecological threads—as a critical medium for interpreting humankind’s place and effects in ecosystems and culture. Isthmus manifests a research-centered practice, designing and implementing site projects where ecology, culture, and history harmonize with the surrounding context. The multidisciplinary studio team includes specialists in architecture, ecological planning, heritage conservation, horticulture, design education, public engagement, and urban design. Current projects include a 17-hectare ecological resort in Bakurtiskhe, Kakheti, and a resort-hotel in Sighnaghi.
Isthmus Group: Sarah Cowles, Ben Hackenberger, Christian Moore, Giorgi Nishnianidze, Elia Katamadze, Giorgi Vardiashvili, David Mamaladze