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.
The Expo Milan 2015 is close to opening day and we can't wait to see this 2500-quare-meter interactive pavilion where visitors can interact with food products through technology. Carlo Ratti of
It is difficult to imagine this sleek office space in Japan was once a disco. The former warehouse club was transformed by local studio Sasaki Architecture into a bright minimalist space with
Berlin-based architecture firm StudioBaft teamed up with Tactile Architecture and architect Laurent Dubuis to design a prefab barcode-like proposal for the info pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo.
The 35,000-square-foot Muzeiko children's museum and science center in Bulgaria's capital, scheduled to open in late 2015, is an energy-efficient building that features some of the most
Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references the
Göktürk 118 apartment building blends into Istanbul’s neighborhoods with a sustainable glass mosaic facade
The two volumes have different heights-12.5 m and 15.50 m, but meet at the corner to create a unified whole. Two separately perceived prisms act as an extension of the street fronts that
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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 "
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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