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.

Gianluca Gelmini transforms a medieval tower into a modern library space in Italy

Gianluca Gelmini transforms a medieval tower into a modern library space in Italy

The building dates back to medieval times when it functioned as a fortified structure. As part of a restoration project the old stone structure was restored and renovated in order to accommodate

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‘The Invisible Store of Happiness’ wooden installation produced less carbon emissions than an iPhone 6

‘The Invisible Store of Happiness’ wooden installation produced less carbon emissions than an iPhone 6

British designer Sebastian Cox teamed up with with sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon to create a large wooden sculpture for the Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 in London. The piece, entitled The

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Digitally fabricated wooden vases by Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal mimic handcrafting techniques

Digitally fabricated wooden vases by Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal mimic handcrafting techniques

Zaha Hadid and designer Gareth Neal collaborated in the making of these amazing wooden vases. The designs, which reflect Hadid's signature aesthetics, combine the experimentation with the

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Quonochontaug House is a daylit vacation home in Rhode Island that uses light as sculpture

Quonochontaug House is a daylit vacation home in Rhode Island that uses light as sculpture

New York–based design studio Bernheimer Architecture designed this daylit vacation house in Rhode Island, the interior of which plays with light like it were a sculpting chisel. The

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This building in Venice is covered in 1,000 used car tires

This building in Venice is covered in 1,000 used car tires

The exterior of Israel's pavilion at this year's Venice Art Biennale is covered 1,000 used car tires. Artist Tsibi Geva had the tires imported from Israel and tied together to create a

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You can sleep like a floating astronaut in this Slovenian hotel

You can sleep like a floating astronaut in this Slovenian hotel

Visitors of the Cultural Center of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in rural Slovenia can now experience of being and astronaut and sleep in a way that mimics zero-gravity environments. The

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Zaha Hadid’s first project in Mexico is a honeycomb housing complex

Zaha Hadid’s first project in Mexico is a honeycomb housing complex

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their honeycomb-like design for a residential development in Monterrey, Mexico - their first project in this Central American country. The project, entitled

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Nozomi Nakabayashi’s dreamy house in the sky is made from locally-sourced and reclaimed materials

Nozomi Nakabayashi’s dreamy house in the sky is made from locally-sourced and reclaimed materials

This cozy prefab Hut on Stilts is a great micro-home for those looking to escape the bustling city life and spent time in a peaceful natural setting. The tiny building elevated from the ground,

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Tato Architects turned this congested Japanese home into an open, modern marvel

Tato Architects turned this congested Japanese home into an open, modern marvel

Japanese design studio Tato Architects transformed an old house in Kamisawa in Hyogo Prefecture, into a single-storey residence for a young couple. The architects tore down the entire interior

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Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Have you ever wanted to play loud music in your house, but were annoyed by the fact that the sound's intensity gets lower when your voguing gets you too far away from the speakers? With Sony's

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House of Four Houses is a cohesive residence formed out of four separate volumes

House of Four Houses is a cohesive residence formed out of four separate volumes

This beautiful holiday house in Portugal, inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region, has four simple volumes that create myriad playful spaces. Portuguese design studio PROD

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Ultra-narrow affordable LG House encourages open living

Ultra-narrow affordable LG House encourages open living

The LG House in Edmonton, Canada, is an affordable ultra-thin home that encourages an open lifestyle. Thirdstone Inc. designed the structure with floor-to-ceiling windows and the only element

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural complex

Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural complex

Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen completed a part of the culture complex in Malmö, Sweden, which includes spaces from skating, public big screen and a new promenade along the

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Low-cost, rolling Friggatto House transforms into two separate buildings

Low-cost, rolling Friggatto House transforms into two separate buildings

Students of a recently founded program at KTH Schoool of Architecture in Stockholm designed and built their own rolling, low-cost, non-permit studio space and named it FRIGGATTO, after two

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Sculptural House in Lubliniec 2 hides an all-white interior within a sleek black envelope

Sculptural House in Lubliniec 2 hides an all-white interior within a sleek black envelope

House in Lubliniec 2, designed by Dyrda Fikus Architekci, looks like a large black sculpture placed in a residential neighborhood in Poland. Its dark exterior walls and absence of large windows

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Stunning “Colour as a Narrative” store is coated with volcanic dust from Mt. Vesuvius

Stunning “Colour as a Narrative” store is coated with volcanic dust from Mt. Vesuvius

The minimalist interior of this London store for the British fragrance company Illuminum is coated in volcanic ash, with subtle textures illuminated by an array of gorgeous pendant lamps. The

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La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

Architecture firm LEO A DALY teamed up with Studio Twenty Seven Architecture to design this seven-story residential building that helps its tenants transition out of homelessness. La Casa

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HHD_FUN designs a sprawling green-roofed complex for Chinese horticulture show

HHD_FUN designs a sprawling green-roofed complex for Chinese horticulture show

Beijing-based design firm HHD_FUN created two amazing projects for the the International Horticultural Exposition 2014. The first one -Eartly Pond Service Center- is a green-roofed structure

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Lommel Observation tower is wrapped in over 3.5 kilometers of rope to reflect the surrounding sand dunes

Lommel Observation tower is wrapped in over 3.5 kilometers of rope to reflect the surrounding sand dunes

Dutch design studio Ateliereen Architects designed a thirty-meter-high wooden observation tower inspired by the sand dunes of Lommelse Sahara in the Belgian town of Lommel. The triangular

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Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid

Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid

The University of Chicago has been selected as the location for the new Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum. The proposal beat Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, and the

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Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

The garage is located in the busiest district of the city where three main boulevards create congestions and produce high levels of air pollution. It has been built completely of steel

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This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

The owner wanted to preserve parts of the three existing cabins and incorporate them into a much bigger space made up of two old volumes and a new addition. In order to create a consistent

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Undulating German pavilion brings a “field of ideas” to Milan Expo 2015

Undulating German pavilion brings a “field of ideas” to Milan Expo 2015

The German pavilion, whose form evokes the configuration of the country’s field and meadow landscapes, invites visitors to become active participants in its exhibitions. Design studio

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Elegant Zero-Energy Furniture can store heat and regulate indoor temperatures

Elegant Zero-Energy Furniture can store heat and regulate indoor temperatures

Heating and cooling are no longer exclusively an architectural issue, but one that can be tackled with smart furniture design. This elegant-looking Climatic Table can regulate indoor

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Enel’s solar-powered Expo pavilion is a virtual forest made of 650 LEDs

Enel’s solar-powered Expo pavilion is a virtual forest made of 650 LEDs

Enel, Europe's second largest electricity and gas operators and official partner of Expo Milan 2015, unveiled their 900-square-meter pavilion made of 650 polycarbonate grafted vectors. This

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LEED-certified TMB Headquarters raises the bar for the construction industry

LEED-certified TMB Headquarters raises the bar for the construction industry

The building features an underground thermal labyrinth and an active thermal slab cooling system which exploit the diurnal temperature range of the local climate to reduce the energy demands. By

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Slovenia’s prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

Slovenia’s prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

This playful wooden pavilion consists of five prismatic structures, each representing Slovenia's diverse geographical landscape and approaches to sustainable development. SoNo Arhitekti designed

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Brazil’s porous World Expo pavilion erases boundaries with net-like ramps and walls

Brazil’s porous World Expo pavilion erases boundaries with net-like ramps and walls

Brazil has taken a proactive approach at the World Expo and brought a design that, under the slogan “Feeding the world with solutions,” explores the possibility of efficient global food

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The Milan Expo’s modular Azerbaijan pavilion is wrapped in wavy timber louvers enclosing multiple different biospheres

The Milan Expo’s modular Azerbaijan pavilion is wrapped in wavy timber louvers enclosing multiple different biospheres

The Azerbaijan pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 is a three-level structure flanked by wavy timber louvers, constructed from recyclable materials. Three Italian design firms- Simmetrico Network,

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Daylit STGM Head Office uses reclaimed wood, solar power and a green wall to create a truly sustainable work environment

Daylit STGM Head Office uses reclaimed wood, solar power and a green wall to create a truly sustainable work environment

This minimalist office building in Quebec, Canada, integrates innovative sustainable technologies into its large wood- and concrete-clad volume. STGM Architects designed the building as their

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