Georgian soviet building listed among BBC’s Ten beautiful brutalist building in the world, it is worth to mention that these impressive structures are collected in a new book called This Brutal World.
Impressive concrete structures from around the world are collected in a new book, This Brutal World. Jonathan Glancey chooses his favourites.
“More Constructivist than Brutalist, this tour-de-force is by George Chakhava who, as deputy minister of the Georgia Ministry of Road Construction, was both client and architect,” writer says.
Although influenced by Russian Revolutionary architects of the 1920s, Chakhava says that the building’s monumental interlocking structural grid is rooted in nature. His aim was to occupy as little ground space as possible with the various floors of the building opening out like branches from the central root of a tree.