all images courtesy of architects of invention
london-based practice architects of invention has recently completed the ‘prosecutor’s office’, the firm’s first project constructed in tbilisi, georgia. delicate, transparent volumes are suspended within a stark black frame, creating an exterior of floating elements. the combination of envelope components represents a metaphor of the internal functions, visually dominated by the typically uncompromising nature of the legal system in contrast with the endless reflections of the mirrored elements contained by it, representing the versatility of the process. approximately 70 percent of the profile is setback from the solid sides generating chasms between the outer and inner massing. a ground level passageway has been formed by carving a void beneath the stacked boxes.
a security checkpoint and lobby welcome visitors at the entrnace level while the top storey is dedicated to the judicial offices. the staggered floor plates generate balconies and terraces accessible from the interior while a sky garden may be used for conferences and celebrations. positioned adjacent to the court building, the workplace facilitates 60 staff members and adequate parking for commuting employees. (db)
db, lauren. “architects of invention: prosecutor’s office, tbilisi .” designboom. N.p., 04 Apr 2012. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/20191/architects-of-invention-prosecutors-office-tbilisi.html>.
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