Black Sea The Archives

Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Inspiring New Design for the Odessa Restaurant in Kiev by YOD Design Lab

Meet the Odessa restaurant, located in Kiev’s city centre. Opened back in 1962, it has recently suffered some transformations, in order to fit the modern times. The restaurant has kept some of its old fascinating flair, such as the coziness, but it became brighter and more vivid. Where the “Odessa” name came from, anyway?  YOD […]



Thursday 27 December, 2012

Lazika / Architects of Invention


Monday 30 April, 2012

Instant City: New City Lazika, Anaklia Region, Georgia

Just over four months ago, President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia announced a plan to build a new city named Lazika in the Anaklia Region of northwest Georgia.  The news was driven by the desire to propel Georgia into a world market with an identity for the economic trade hub that its geographic location warrants.  Aside from […]


Sunday 29 April, 2012

Instant City: New City Lazika, Anaklia Region, Georgia

Just over four months ago, President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia announced a plan to build a new city named Lazika in the Anaklia Region of northwest Georgia.  The news was driven by the desire to propel Georgia into a world market with an identity for the economic trade hub that its geographic location warrants.  Aside from […]


Saturday 26 November, 2011

Undulating Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia

The fascinating uniqueness of the Sarpi Border Checkpoint meets the undulating coast of the Black Sea in the small village of Sarpi, Georgia. Located on the border between Turkey and Georgia, the village is a major business travel checkpoint and this required a contemporary iconic checkpoint building that would unite people and ideas in a […]


Friday 25 November, 2011

Undulating Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia

The fascinating uniqueness of the Sarpi Border Checkpoint meets the undulating coast of the Black Sea in the small village of Sarpi, Georgia. Located on the border between Turkey and Georgia, the village is a major business travel checkpoint and this required a contemporary iconic checkpoint building that would unite people and ideas in a […]


Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia / J. Mayer H. Architects

© Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects Location: Sarpi, Georgia Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christoph Emenlauer Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Ucha Tsotseria, Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Beka Pkhakadze


Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Sarpi Border Checkpoint by J. Mayer H.

Drivers crossing the coastal border between Turkey and Georgia will now pass below a knobbly observation tower by Berlin architect J. Mayer H.


Wednesday 11 May, 2011

McAdam Architects Proposal for Landmark Mixed-use Development in Sochi

© Courtesy of McAdam Architects