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.

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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Henry Island Residence is an off-the-grid family retreat for a Grammy-winning music producer

Henry Island Residence is an off-the-grid family retreat for a Grammy-winning music producer

World-famous music producer Adam Kasper commissioned architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design a green-roofed vacation residence for his family on Henry Island, in Washington State’s Salish

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Modular net-zero net-energy SEED Classroom to debut in Pittsburgh

Modular net-zero net-energy SEED Classroom to debut in Pittsburgh

The Phipps SEED classroom follows the same design principles as the one in Seattle, which the SEED Collaborative built for the Perkins School. Both structures offer a sustainably restorative

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Berkeley is building a pop-up library from 50,000 books!

Berkeley is building a pop-up library from 50,000 books!

It may seem that physical books are going out of style, but this interactive art installation proves otherwise. Lacuna is a pop-up library whose very walls are constructed with 50,000 books. The

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Cepezed transforms turn-of-the-century industrial buildings into the “Creative Cluster Delft”

Cepezed transforms turn-of-the-century industrial buildings into the “Creative Cluster Delft”

The three halls on the Ezelsveldlaan were built at the start of the twentieth century as a laboratory for the department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering, to teach the workings of steam and

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House 3 is a green-roofed modern home in Toronto that seems to glow from inside

House 3 is a green-roofed modern home in Toronto that seems to glow from inside

The house is located in the West Queen West neighborhood of Toronto-a two-kilometer strip that runs along Queen West between Bathurst St and Gladstone Avenue which has reinvented itself since

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Foster + Partners complete Buenos Aires’ new glass-and-concrete city hall

Foster + Partners complete Buenos Aires’ new glass-and-concrete city hall

Foster + Partners has completed the new city hall in Buenos Aires that features an undulating concrete roof and various sustainable principles such as chilled beams, natural ventilation and high

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Naturally ventilated MM House is a beautiful tropical refuge in Saigon

Naturally ventilated MM House is a beautiful tropical refuge in Saigon

The house is located in a suburb district of Saigon, Vietnam, with a mix of high and middle-height trees and wall growing plants. It features a pool which helps cool down the space, bamboo

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Wolveridge Architects’ Martha Beach House is a naturally-cooled family home in Australia

Wolveridge Architects’ Martha Beach House is a naturally-cooled family home in Australia

The house features a flexible living space, four bedrooms and kitchen and dining area located on the north side facing the pool. Spaces of various levels of intimacy and natural lighting create

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Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl

Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl

The project, entitled "Unexpected Aurora in Chernobyl", incorporates air and water purification systems, as well as solar energy harvesting mechanisms that transform it into a kind of Garden of

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Noah Oasis Skyscraper transforms offshore oil rigs into vertical bio-habitats

Noah Oasis Skyscraper transforms offshore oil rigs into vertical bio-habitats

The skyscraper would function on three levels: it would address the urgency of damage control when it comes to oil spills, use the oil in a productive way and, on a long term basis, provide safe

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Viereck Architekten’s green-roofed mountain chalets offer 360-degree views of the Alps

Viereck Architekten’s green-roofed mountain chalets offer 360-degree views of the Alps

Austrian architecture firm Viereck Architekten designed a series of wooden mountain chalets that offer otherwordly 360-degree views of the Alps. The buildings feature locally-sourced larch wood

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Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to different climatic conditions

Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to different climatic conditions

The building's facade retrofitted with a new skin consists of multiple hexagonal components controlled through an algorithm that alters its density and attraction. Six functional zones were used

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Gabriel Schama creates intricate wooden sculptures with laser-cutting technology

Gabriel Schama creates intricate wooden sculptures with laser-cutting technology

These beautiful wooden sculptures combine natural materials and abstract Islamic and Buddhist patterns with the 3d printing technology. Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates these pieces

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Kouichi Kimura’s Cozy House is a secluded space in a busy Japan neighborhood

Kouichi Kimura’s Cozy House is a secluded space in a busy Japan neighborhood

How do you design a house that provides high levels of privacy in a densely populated neighborhood like the one in Japan's Shiga prefecture? Local firm FORM, led by architect Kouichi Kimura,

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Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah’s Ark that fights extinction

Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah’s Ark that fights extinction

We are witnessing a dramatic increase in global deforestation, extinction of species and global sea level rise. In order to slow this trend down, Chen proposes to build structures which would

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