Lidija Grozdanic

 

Lidija is an architect and environmental journalist. Going back and forth between writing and designing, she finds the two areas mutually inspiring. After graduating at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, she stepped into the uncharted territory of freelancing. She reported on the RIO+20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, where she learned about the politics of sustainable development and caipirinha cocktails. Lidija has also produced work for Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, GreenUp Blog and eVolo Magazine. An incurable cinephile, she plans on creating a blog that will serve as an outlet for her obsession with cinematography and film production design.

Shigeru Ban Architects’ Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

Shigeru Ban Architects’ Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

The new Oita Prefectural Art Museum, designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, is an open environment nestled into a box-like volume. The building is highly sensitive to context and local climate,

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Wood and metal sandwich panels clad PAN Architects’ striking Marseille Architecture School extension

Wood and metal sandwich panels clad PAN Architects’ striking Marseille Architecture School extension

The prefab new addition of Marseille’s Architecture School, designed by French architecture firm PAN Architecture, is a low-cost prefab building clad in vertical metal strips and corrugated

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Refuge Tonneau: Cassina’s 1930s Pod Home Looks Like a Futuristic Space Shuttle

Refuge Tonneau: Cassina’s 1930s Pod Home Looks Like a Futuristic Space Shuttle

The shelter has a dodecahedron structure which was ahead of its times and was used in the Antarctic in 2002 and at the Mars Society Desert Research Station in 2011. The structure is lightweight

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Patrick Nadeau’s Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France

Patrick Nadeau’s Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France

The Wave Home has two floors. On the ground level the living room, kitchen and multimedia space open up towards the exterior by sliding walls. The upper level houses two bedrooms and a bathroom

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Seascape cottage is a self-sustaining getaway made from locally-sourced materials

Seascape cottage is a self-sustaining getaway made from locally-sourced materials

Annandale Seascape Cottage, designed by New Zealand-based architectural firm Pattersons, is a gorgeous retreat set into a rock escarpment in a tiny boulder strewn South Pacific cove. The house,

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You can wear these removable 3D-printed casts in the shower – and they speed up the healing process

You can wear these removable 3D-printed casts in the shower – and they speed up the healing process

Bespoke, manufacturer of custom prosthetic limbs, has started using 3d printing to make custom cast prototypes that would stabilize broken body parts just like conventional casts. Unlike the

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Daniel Libeskind to build soaring pyramid skyscraper in Jerusalem

Daniel Libeskind to build soaring pyramid skyscraper in Jerusalem

Studio Daniel Libeskind and local architect Yigal Levi, unveiled  new renderings of the high-rise design in Jerusalem's downtown area, first unveiled in 2011. Dubbed the Pyramid, this

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Gorgeous cantilevering roof made of timber tops Hungary’s spectacular new Pancho Arena

Gorgeous cantilevering roof made of timber tops Hungary’s spectacular new Pancho Arena

The Hungarian Football Academy decided to build a UEFA category III football stadium suitable for hosting Hungarian league matches and junior tournaments as well as different international

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Roger Partners and ASD unveil plans for a new public pier in St. Petersburg, Florida

Roger Partners and ASD unveil plans for a new public pier in St. Petersburg, Florida

New York studio Rogers Partners, landscape architect Ken Smith and local firm ASD were selected to design the new hybrid pier and park that will replace the existing inverted-pyramid structure

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NEXT Architects reveals undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou apartment complex

NEXT Architects reveals undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou apartment complex

Architecture firm NEXT completed an apartment complex inspired by the famous local 'seal-stone' or 'shouxi-stone' of Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian Province. The meandering balconies flow

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Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

With a smart design strategy, even the most boring buildings can be transformed into interesting spaces. Architecture firm Studio Vara redesigned a plain commercial box building in San Francisco

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A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

This translucent pavilion reinterprets a famous Baroque church designed by Francesco Borromini, but is built using steel structure and a plastic envelope. The structure, designed by Danish

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This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett reused discarded and broken eyeglass lenses to create a massive installation suspended over the historic facade of Pera Museum in

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Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

French architectural design firms Nicholas Laisné Associés and OXO Architectes teamed up to design a concept for a massive vertical city in the Saharan desert. The La Tour des Sables would

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Extreme hanging pods create a meditative, light-controlled space for rock climbers

Extreme hanging pods create a meditative, light-controlled space for rock climbers

The pods, commissioned by Manz Wine Estate Cape Town, have a specific function of reducing harmful light wavelengths and control and edit visual hallucinations and mirages induced by exhaustion

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Low-cost Eucalyptus screen shields a hospital dormitory from Rwanda’s scorching sun

Low-cost Eucalyptus screen shields a hospital dormitory from Rwanda’s scorching sun

New York-based Sharon Davis Studio completed a housing project in Rwanda, built by local residents using regional materials. The new building will accommodate and provide community spaces for

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Spahaus and Trihaus are “ready-to-live” homes tucked in a Canadian forest

Spahaus and Trihaus are “ready-to-live” homes tucked in a Canadian forest

Montreal-based design studio YH2 were commissioned to design two types of wood and concrete mountain retreats that would offer panoramic vistas of the gorgeous landscape of the

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The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened last June in London as part of the London Architecture Festival. The garden comprises seven new structures curated by

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A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

Yoon Space Design renovated and extended an existing house in Cheongdo, China, and created a gallery space dedicated to the work of South Korean potter Jung Gil-Young. The principal exhibition

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Toyota’s zero-emissions fuel cell bus to hit the streets of Tokyo this month

Toyota’s zero-emissions fuel cell bus to hit the streets of Tokyo this month

Toyota's manufactured a zero-emission fuel-cell bus scheduled to be field tested in Tokyo. This public transport vehicle is based on a conventional Hino bus with a standard hybrid system

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Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in Belgium

Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in Belgium

Artists Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout van Verenbergh of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designed a huge maze made of five-meter-high steel corridors at the C-MINE Art Centre in Genk, Belgium. Around a

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

  Celebrating California's natural hues and textures, different parts of the house echo the site's local landscapes. Its rolling zinc roofs echo waves and wind patterns coming off

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The bed in this amazing apartment drops down from the ceiling

The bed in this amazing apartment drops down from the ceiling

Simon Woodroffe, entrepreneur and designer of YO!Sushi and YOTEL has now created YO!Home-a compact living space concept that fits all the rooms of a two-bedroom house in a one-bedroom apartment.

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Shape-shifting PortHotel transforms from a 2D symbol into a 3D habitable space

Shape-shifting PortHotel transforms from a 2D symbol into a 3D habitable space

Building workshop TOMA! have designed a shape-shifting wooden sculpture for this year's Lively Architecture Festival in La Grande Motte, France. The PrortHotel utilizes the parallax effect to

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4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

The villa was originally built for a the architect, Barry Dierks, and his partner. It was built in 1926, sold in 2011, after which 4a Architekten were commissioned to renovate the building. The

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Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

You've may have seen montages of this structure that camouflages itself against a forest, but the designers at New York-based studio stpmj have now built the actual building which looks as

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Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Australian architecture firm Allen Jack+Cottier transformed an old warehouse into a two-level private residence with a huge carbon-fiber pod that undulates underneath the rustic roof and hides

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Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Design firm jones | haydu designed the interior of a small cafe in downtown San Francisco simultaneously revitalizing the stretch of sidewalk in front of it, which has been neglected for over

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7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects repurposed seven shipping containers and transformed them into a modern office located near Israel's capital. The stacked red boxes accommodate office spaces,

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ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

Paris-based Agence Nicolas Michelin et Associés transformed existing buildings of the heritage site in Bordeaux into a housing block that offers a variety of living units and engages in a

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