Project DescriptionFrom ARCHITECT, November 2013
J. Mayer H. Architects in Georgia, by Ian Volner:
Saakashvili was looking to redevelop a stretch of land overlooking the capital city, right around the same time that a portion of the property was purchased by a wealthy individual as the site for a new house. When Mayer was suggested as the architect, the client was not keen on the idea. “At the beginning, the client was a little puzzled,” Mayer says. As the villa nears completion, however, the client seems to be more enthusiastic—about the vast interior courtyard, the complex three-floor arrangement (accommodating three branches of the family), and the enormous, irregular apertures that give this villa sweeping views of the city, the presidential palace, and the hills beyond.
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