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.

Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects won the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan, which called for designing a bridge over the mouth of the Tamsui River that flows through Taipei. The

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Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

Thanks to open-plan layouts and modular design, small living spaces have become great venues for entertaining guests and throwing parties. The same goes for this 80-square-meter apartment in

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Kengo Kuma’s twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

Kengo Kuma’s twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

The twisting Rolex Building, designed by Kengo Kuma, broke ground in Dallas, Texas, and is expected to open in late 2016. The nine-storey structure-Kuma's first commission in Dallas-features

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Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

This repurposed old garage in San Francisco looks like it's been renovated by Spiderman! The new LED-lit facade of the concrete building is wrapped in a CNC fabricated web-like metal screen that

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Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

By following the cylindrical shape of the main tower volume, the shipping containers change position and provide multiple views of the site, while allowing for natural ventilation. This natural

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BAR Architects’ Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

BAR Architects’ Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

The hiltop vineyard near Paso Robles in California, has recently acquired a new addition that supports and facilitates a small-lot production of wine. The Law Winery, designed by San

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Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

This rustic house on a mountain slope near Peru's capital accentuates the stunning beauty of the Andes mountain range and proves that the most beautiful living spaces are achieved by integrating

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Amada Levete’s MPavilion is an LED-lit forest canopy that sways in the breeze

Amada Levete’s MPavilion is an LED-lit forest canopy that sways in the breeze

British architect Amanda Levete designed a blooming LED-lit temporary pavilion for Australia's annual MPavilion in Melbourne which will immerse visitors into a unique soundscape. The

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Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square in King’s Cross

Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square in King’s Cross

Located close to Saint-Pancras station, the building is currently under construction and is due to complete in October 2014. The building's interface to the masterplan was conceived through a

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Transformable Motus House changes with the weather

Transformable Motus House changes with the weather

This high-tech house transforms to adjust to different environmental conditions. By sliding in and out, specific parts of the house provide shading, additional insulation and protect the

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Vaulout & Dyèvre’s Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

Vaulout & Dyèvre’s Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

Intricate conglomerates of small wooden dwellings populate the parks of the 13th arrondissement in Paris and look like tiny futuristic insect hotels. From a distance, the structures look like

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Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope like stairs

Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope like stairs

MVDRV designed a timber-clad family home in Stuttgart with staggered, stair-like floors, each with its outdoor space and views of the surroundings. Haus am Hang, completed in 2005, boasts an

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Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

The house features woven steel reinforcement and raw timber formwork combined with concrete walls, creating deeps spaces and extensive windows. A large swimming pool dominates the rear garden,

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Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

The artist was inspired by the ancient Hohokam Indians who once occupied the northern Arizona and were among the first cultures to rely on irrigation canals. The resulting structure is a

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Ultra modern PV+ House boasts scissored solar panels for a super energy boost

Ultra modern PV+ House boasts scissored solar panels for a super energy boost

Among the several sustainable features of the design is a roof that uses an inverted scrissor struss that provides optimal solar orientation and allows air to flow through the house. Natural

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Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Berlin-based design studio NOWlab created a piece of furniture inspired by layering and natural recycling of ice inside a glacier. The idea of the optimum material cycle has been translated into

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Heatherwick’s gorgeous green-roofed Maggie’s center makes a whole building out of a garden

Heatherwick’s gorgeous green-roofed Maggie’s center makes a whole building out of a garden

The city officials granted permission for the construction of the building yesterday, two months after the design was first unveiled to the public. The curved structures with green roofs combine

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108-square-foot floating Walden Raft in France pays homage to Henry David Thoreau

108-square-foot floating Walden Raft in France pays homage to Henry David Thoreau

This floating rustic cabin, designed by Elise Morin and Florent Albinet, is a space built by combining wood and acrylic glass which allow it to act as a transparent structure whose privacy is

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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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