Building Design - By Mark Wilding, published 23 March 2012
ARCHITECTS OF INVENTION COMPLETES GEORGIAN PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
Practice’s first building completed in Tbilisi.
Georgian practice Architects of Invention has completed its first building, the Prosecutor’s Office in Tbilisi.
Architects of Invention was appointed after an invited competition to design a new building close to the Tbilisi Court to the north west of the city.
The brief was for a building to accommodate workspace for 60 staff, a substantial lobby and car parking.
The building’s front facade consists of a black frame with luminous volumes suspended within it, and staggered to create terraces and balconies.
Glass is used throughout the interior. In contrast to the openness of the front-facing facade, the back of the building is smooth with few windows.
Architects of Invention director Niko Japaridze said: “The semantic message here is that the centre is unknowable - purely because it is an endless reflection and ordering of the world around it.
“The structure mirrors the brain; the glass exterior mimics the lobar matter which processes exterior realities, while the hypothalamus is the centre of the nervous system controlling temperature, hunger, thirst and fatigue.”