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.

Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

The building is located on Av. Barbacena, in the Santo Agostinho district, in the central region of Belo Horizonte. It is meant to establish an aesthetic relationship with the neighboring

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WING multi-use loft transforms a derelict warehouse into a cultural hub in Hong Kong

WING multi-use loft transforms a derelict warehouse into a cultural hub in Hong Kong

This breezy loft in Hong Kong, designed by LEED-Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design, is the latest addition to the city’s up-and-coming Chai Wan neighborhood. Designed as a

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“YES IN MY BACK YARD!” garden made from reused plastic bottles challenges throw-away culture

“YES IN MY BACK YARD!” garden made from reused plastic bottles challenges throw-away culture

You wouldn’t think it, but these beautiful colorful flowers of the Scartell flowerbed are made from plastic waste. Italian artist and sustainability enthusiast Francesca De Marinis created

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Passage of Landscape House soaks up light, winds and sounds of Japanese rice fields

Passage of Landscape House soaks up light, winds and sounds of Japanese rice fields

This beautiful house in Toyota, Japan, designed by studio ihrmk, is dominated by passages that connect it to the scenery of the adjacent terraced paddy field. Conveniently entitled “Passage

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Michael Beit creates amazing wooden tables that loop, twist and branch like trees

Michael Beit creates amazing wooden tables that loop, twist and branch like trees

In order to illuminate contemporary social issues, Beitz creates numerous artworks that include a 18-foot-long looping table entitled Not Now, as well as functional 50-foot-long picnic table

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PET Lamp’s Abyssinia pendants are made by Ethiopian crafters out of discarded plastic bottles

PET Lamp’s Abyssinia pendants are made by Ethiopian crafters out of discarded plastic bottles

Spanish manufacturer of hand-made lamps, PET Lamp, creates colorful collections of pendant lamps using indigenous craft techniques from all over the world. Their latest collection, Abyssinia,

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Green-roofed Zeimuls Center blends perfectly into the Latvian landscape

Green-roofed Zeimuls Center blends perfectly into the Latvian landscape

The building is located on the edge of the town center facing an ancient castle mound with medieval, state-preserved ruins- the main tourist attraction of the town. It was the site itself that

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La Capsula preserves existing green space with a pod-like home addition

La Capsula preserves existing green space with a pod-like home addition

This concrete and wood extension to a house in Mexico perches over and encloses a large backyard. The two structures, collectively named La Cápsula, sit opposite each other and house, each

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The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the best green buildings of 2015 that enhance and promote ecological design. The projects feature different integrated approaches to

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Minimalist LED Mould Lamps look like balloons extending from rustic wooden blocks

Minimalist LED Mould Lamps look like balloons extending from rustic wooden blocks

The collection, named Moulds, have a raw look that reminds of industrial design. With a clean geometric appearance and a combination of contrasting materials, these stunning pendant lights "

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TreeHouse Memorial City becomes the highest rated LEED Platinum Core and Shell Building in Texas

TreeHouse Memorial City becomes the highest rated LEED Platinum Core and Shell Building in Texas

The 14,700-square-feet building was design in collaboration with Acumen Design. The building exterior is clad with wood siding, limestone, natural vegetation and fritted glass which resemble the

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VIDEO: Tokyo’s eco-cycle park bicycle elevator stores 144 bikes underground

VIDEO: Tokyo’s eco-cycle park bicycle elevator stores 144 bikes underground

Tokyo’s underground bicycle storage system looks more like an elaborate mechanism from a sci-fi movie than a parking lot for cycles. Put into motion with a single push of a button, the Eco

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Handmade, wireless clay speakers amplify the “sound of the earth”

Handmade, wireless clay speakers amplify the “sound of the earth”

Amazing Mapuguaquén “the sound of the earth” speakers combine traditional pottery techniques with modern wireless audio technology. Chilean designer Pablo Ocqueteau makes them on a potter's

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Matali Crasset’s Self-made Seat is a modular furniture system that can be carried like a suitcase

Matali Crasset’s Self-made Seat is a modular furniture system that can be carried like a suitcase

These frameless seating modules, designed by French designer Matali Crasset, can be rearranged and carried like suitcases. The Self-made Seat, designed for Italian furniture company Campeggi,

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Dossofiorito’s hanging Epiphytes vases allow plants to grow as they would in nature

Dossofiorito’s hanging Epiphytes vases allow plants to grow as they would in nature

The project rethinks our relationship with indoor nature by putting the needs of the plants first. Despite being domesticated, plants are able to behave and grow just like they would in their

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Japanese designer Kappes uses ethereal dancing steel wires to create mesmerizing Continuum lights

Japanese designer Kappes uses ethereal dancing steel wires to create mesmerizing Continuum lights

The Continuum is a luminous artwork that plays with the concepts of light and form. This beautifully-shaped object, made by Japanese design collective Kappes creates an ethereal light animated

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Could bacteria-grown materials be the future of building?

Could bacteria-grown materials be the future of building?

The Cones are produced through a hands-on process of growing a specific kind of bacteria over the course of three weeks. Within this period each cellulose cone ripens in a suspended mould and

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Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition

Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition

Norwegian firm Snøhetta and Japanese studio SANAA won the competition to design the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest-part of one of the largest museum developments in Europe.

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Vintage-style Faraday Porteur eBike brings together classic style and modern technology

Vintage-style Faraday Porteur eBike brings together classic style and modern technology

Bike manufacturer Faraday revamped the classic European delivery bikes of the 1940's and 50's and transformed them into a modern electric bike powered by lithium-ion batteries housed in its

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Tom Dixon’s dazzling Lens pendant lamps are made from 60 lenses

Tom Dixon’s dazzling Lens pendant lamps are made from 60 lenses

Tom Dixon's latest design work includes these geometric pendant lamps made from 60 triangular polycarbonate lenses. The Lens lamps are inspired by the Fresnel lens, which  can capture more

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Tom Dixon launches “hallucinogenic” MELT lamps at Milan Design Week

Tom Dixon launches “hallucinogenic” MELT lamps at Milan Design Week

This series of distorted spherical pendants made from hot blown glass create extraordinary optical effects and give new meaning to ambient lighting. Created in collaboration between self-taught

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IROJE KHM’s green-roofed house in Seoul blooms like a flower

IROJE KHM’s green-roofed house in Seoul blooms like a flower

The "Blooming House" is located near an urban mountain in the heart of South Korea's capital and occupies a steep slope that is integrated into the design. Instead of mimicking the topological

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Jesse Garlick’s Sky House is an off-the-grid vacation retreat in Washington

Jesse Garlick’s Sky House is an off-the-grid vacation retreat in Washington

White Rock Cabin, dubbed Sky House, is a 850-square-feet cabin set within the semi-arid foothills of North-Eastern Washington State. Because of the remote location, the structure and cladding

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Cosmic Messenger records your messages and sends them into outer space

Cosmic Messenger records your messages and sends them into outer space

If you find the $250,000 tag price for a Virgin Galactic seat a bit too steep, there are other ways to reach the final frontier. With Nooka's futuristic Cosmic Messenger you can record your own

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Fentress Architects’ new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold Certification

Fentress Architects’ new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold Certification

The new Tom Bradley International Airport (LAX), the Los Angeles landmark building, has achieved LEED Gold certification. The building, designed by Fentress Architects, features a dramatic

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Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima of The Industrial Design Studio created Misoka, the nanotechnological toothbrush that can clean teeth without the use of toothpaste. The designer teamed up with

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Gustavo Penna’s modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in Brazil

Gustavo Penna’s modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in Brazil

Gustavo Pena Arquiteto & Associados just completed their design for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) bus stop in Brazil- a modular metallic structure that blends into the urban landscape. This

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Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community center

Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community center

Architects of Marmol Radziner renovated the 9 Dots Community Learning Center in Los Angeles to create more transparency and openness and include sustainable design elements such as reused

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MIT’s flat-pack table is so smart it can assemble itself without your help

MIT’s flat-pack table is so smart it can assemble itself without your help

MIT's Self-Assembly Lab came up with a fantastic design for a table that can transforms without any human or machine help. With the help of material manufacturer Wood-Skin, the team has

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Garden-like Ecole Polytechnique Learning Center is bathed in soft light

Garden-like Ecole Polytechnique Learning Center is bathed in soft light

The Learning Center features a large atrium populated with plants. Instead of conforming to typological stereotypes, the architects opted for a space that looks and feels more like an indoor

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