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.

Lidija Grozdanic
Celestial Temple Extension Marries Timber Lattice and Natural Light in Japan

Celestial Temple Extension Marries Timber Lattice and Natural Light in Japan

Located in Japan's Fukuoka prefecture, the complex received a 335-square-meter addition. The Myoenji Columbarium is a reinforced concrete extension topped with a glass roof that allows natural

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Gorgeous Atmos LED Lamp Uses Water to Diffuse Light

Gorgeous Atmos LED Lamp Uses Water to Diffuse Light

The otherworldly bluish glow of the Atmos LED Lamp comes from the water droplets condensing on its inner walls. French designer Arturo Erbsman wanted to create a light source which would use an

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Hamada’s Glass + Wood Building Wraps Around Living Trees in Japan

Hamada’s Glass + Wood Building Wraps Around Living Trees in Japan

The building accommodates a beauty salon on the ground floor, while the upper floor houses the office of the owner's property company. Red cedar covers the volumes that frame the glazed

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Hadid, Hall, Gehry and Tschumi Campaign Against Demolition of Modernist Masterpiece in Vienna

Hadid, Hall, Gehry and Tschumi Campaign Against Demolition of Modernist Masterpiece in Vienna

The online petition was also signed by historian Kenneth Frampton, Dominique Perrault, Wolf Prix, among others. The Helmut Richter Committee, an organization set up by Austrian designer Peter

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London Architects Transform an Old Cow Shed into a Stunning Timber-Framed Family Home

London Architects Transform an Old Cow Shed into a Stunning Timber-Framed Family Home

The architects decided to keep the six-foot-high brick perimeter walls of the building and combine the existing steel frame with the new timber frame, creating a sheltered courtyard on one side.

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Pombal Castle’s Magnificent Visitor Center is a Limestone Monolith in a Medieval Fortress

Pombal Castle’s Magnificent Visitor Center is a Limestone Monolith in a Medieval Fortress

Comoco Arquitectos were commissioned to design the visitor center and landscaping, including the revitalization of the existing amenities in the castle's keep. The visitor center is located in

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Malmö Marine Education Center Teaches Visitors About Global Warming by Replicating Marine Ecosystems

Malmö Marine Education Center Teaches Visitors About Global Warming by Replicating Marine Ecosystems

The architects have just released designs for their new building, which won first prize in a competition organized by Malmö City. The 32,292-square-foot, landscaped complex will feature a

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German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops

German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops

The structure is raised above the ground on metal legs and is enveloped in a stretchy perforated material that exposes visitors to rain. The structure is made out of a tubular steel framework

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Cavernous Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw Wins the First Finlandia Prize for Architecture

Cavernous Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw Wins the First Finlandia Prize for Architecture

The building is located on site of the former WWII Warsaw Ghetto, close to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial. It houses different programs, including research, education, exhibitions and other

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This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

Atelier 8000's cubic retreat is made from laminated timber beams. Due to the home's angled position, the rooms have slanted ceilings and unusual angles. The building is clad in a combination of

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San Francisco’s Minna Dream Shop is an Ultra-Flexible, Daylit Space for Makers

San Francisco’s Minna Dream Shop is an Ultra-Flexible, Daylit Space for Makers

The Minna Dream Shop is located on a small street in San Francisco's Mission district. Interstice Architects renovated the former auto garage into an open space with connections to both the

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Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife

Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife

The space, located on the top level under the roof of an old Haussmann building in Paris. Originally designed as maids' quarters, today these small nooks often loose their purpose and either

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Revolutionary White Solar Panels Cool Down Buildings While Generating Electricity

Revolutionary White Solar Panels Cool Down Buildings While Generating Electricity

Swiss non-profit tech company CSEM has developed a new type of solar panel that can be seamlessly integrated into the walls of buildings. The photovoltaic panels are available in different

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Ian McChesney’s Striking London ‘Tree House’ is Clad in Black Glass

Ian McChesney’s Striking London ‘Tree House’ is Clad in Black Glass

The house is located in Sydenham, south-east London, and occupies a piece of land in a conservation area dominated by Victorian houses. In order to comply with the planning restrictions, the

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Solar Collectors Reduce Energy Requirements for Shenzhen’s Shimmering Performing Arts Facility

Solar Collectors Reduce Energy Requirements for Shenzhen’s Shimmering Performing Arts Facility

The Cultural Center features levels connected by a large foyer. The different levels are linked with white ribbon-like walkways. Images of Chinese theater masks greet the visitors. The building

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This Gorgeous Green Rug is Made From Algae

This Gorgeous Green Rug is Made From Algae

We've seen many uses for algae, but Dutch designer Nieke Hoogvliet takes the cake for coming up with one of the most unique designs we've seen. Using yarn made from kelp, Hoogvliet created a

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Dubai Unveils Plans to Build the World’s Tallest Twin Towers

Dubai Unveils Plans to Build the World’s Tallest Twin Towers

Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties just announced a new initiative to build the world's tallest twin towers. Dubai Creek Harbour will be three times the size of the Downtown Dubai project, also

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World’s First 3D-Printed Laptop Smashes Crowdfunding Goal With $116,000

World’s First 3D-Printed Laptop Smashes Crowdfunding Goal With $116,000

The world’s first 3D-printed laptop teaches people how to create their own circuit boards, build 3D-printed objects, and understand electronics. The team behind the PiTop Raspberry Pi laptop

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Polished and Shiny: How the Giza Pyramids Looked When They Were First Built (VIDEO)

Polished and Shiny: How the Giza Pyramids Looked When They Were First Built (VIDEO)

The crumbling stones of the Giza pyramids may be a sight familiar to most people, but the original look of these ancient structures was considerably different. In a recent short documentary made

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Horizon Mass Transit System is an All-Electric Train-Plane Hybrid

Horizon Mass Transit System is an All-Electric Train-Plane Hybrid

The Horizon System is an entirely electric system of transportation conceived as a hybrid between a plane and a train. Thanks to a maglev-style mechanism, the large aircraft is able to pick up

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Egyptian Windcatchers Cool Vincent Callebaut’s ‘The Gate’ Residence Inspired By Coral Reefs

Egyptian Windcatchers Cool Vincent Callebaut’s ‘The Gate’ Residence Inspired By Coral Reefs

The Gate Project boasts several renewable energy technologies meant to assure a 50 percent energy saving and a significant reduction in carbon footprint. A mesh surface unfolds above all the

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Multicolor Recycled Shipping Containers Provide a Bright Learning Environment for Kids in South Africa

Multicolor Recycled Shipping Containers Provide a Bright Learning Environment for Kids in South Africa

Johannesburg-based Architects of Justice were commissioned to design the library, but after the project ran out of money, the design team had to go back to the drawing board and come up with a

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Urban Skärvet Neighborhood Will Have a Lush Park at its Heart in Sweden

Urban Skärvet Neighborhood Will Have a Lush Park at its Heart in Sweden

The block is organized around a large, green park and offers different types of housing units – from smaller spaces for students to large apartments for big families with children. All were

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Baskets Full of Local Limestone Make Up the Façade of This Stunning House in Poland

Baskets Full of Local Limestone Make Up the Façade of This Stunning House in Poland

Located in a region known as Polish Jura, which is dominated by rocky hills, cliffs and valleys, the building seems to be a natural extension of the landscape. The architects designed the walls

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A Whole Lot of Sustainable Spruce Clads This Striking Museum Addition in Finland

A Whole Lot of Sustainable Spruce Clads This Striking Museum Addition in Finland

The narrow long building is located on a piece of land parallel to the axis between the existing house, the garden and the adjacent lake. The positioning of the new building frames a new plaza,

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Steve Wintercroft’s Gorgeous DIY Paper Masks are the Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume

Steve Wintercroft’s Gorgeous DIY Paper Masks are the Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume

These beautiful masks range from those created from simple white sheets of paper, to intricately colored ones that look like works of art. They are a perfect last-minute idea for those who still

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Rainwater-Harvesting Artscience Museum Floats Like a Lilypad on the Singapore Waterfront

Rainwater-Harvesting Artscience Museum Floats Like a Lilypad on the Singapore Waterfront

The museum, the structure of which was conceived by Arup, is supported by a complex steel lattice and 10 columns that come together toward the bottom in a basket-like shape. The envelope is

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Trippy Nuernberg Installation by Markus Linnenbrink Uses Color to Blur Spatial Boundaries

Trippy Nuernberg Installation by Markus Linnenbrink Uses Color to Blur Spatial Boundaries

The Brooklyn-based artist was inspired by Isaac Newton’s light refraction experiments, during which a ray of light splits into different wave lengths that make up the entire color spectrum.

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PPAG Architects Rework a Vienna Restaurant into a Labyrinth of Reflections

PPAG Architects Rework a Vienna Restaurant into a Labyrinth of Reflections

The extension has a long, finger-like form, with each table dotted along the length and having its own intimate environment. Each table unit has a curved backdrop and a sash window to create

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This Inspiring Multicolored Community Center is Made From Over 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

This Inspiring Multicolored Community Center is Made From Over 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

The Cazucá community is currently home to around 70,000 people and is marked by extreme poverty and poor access to public services. In order to address these issues, the Nukanti Foundation

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