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.

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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Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

The project addresses the issues of over-population and unsustainable construction techniques used across the globe. These problems are most acutely sensed in China, where urban sprawl and rapid

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North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community

North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_IpG7Ntjlg The master plan of the North West Bicester eco-community, "UK's most sustainable development", has been proposed by a UK-based shared ownership and

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Kettal and Patricia Urquiola create Kettal Cottage: a part tiny house, part tent escape

Kettal and Patricia Urquiola create Kettal Cottage: a part tiny house, part tent escape

Spanish architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola, creates unique furniture pieces and her collaboration with furniture manufacturer Kettal has resulted with interesting lines of outdoor

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Thomas Kroeger Architekt transformed this 19th-century barn into a gorgeous holiday home in Germany

Thomas Kroeger Architekt transformed this 19th-century barn into a gorgeous holiday home in Germany

This 19th century Lanhaus-country house- is located in a small village near Berlin. The architects renovated its large double-height hall, removed damaged and rotten structure, leaving the well

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Konya City Stadium’s faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city’s football team

Konya City Stadium’s faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city’s football team

The stadium is covered with artificial turf heated from below, with white-green colors of the local team. High-tech materials were used for the construction of the steel roof and facade, while

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Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Using D-Process, Facit Homes designs each building on a computer in extremely detailed pieces which are then cut on a CNC router. The building components are shaped into LEGO-like cassettes and

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These Beautiful Customized 3D-Printed Prosthetic Legs Are Made to Be Seen

These Beautiful Customized 3D-Printed Prosthetic Legs Are Made to Be Seen

Unlike the one-size-fits-all mentality that is dominant in the medical device manufacturing industry, the company uses image-based 3D scanning technology to capture the shape of the sound leg

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Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

The architects designed the project as an attempt to combine history, nature and accessibility and create diverse spaces within the complex. While there is a high degree of independence between

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Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

Summer is coming and we can't wait to go camping! However, those freezing nights and hot mornings can suck the fun out of the experience and make the most adventurous people grumpy. Irish firm

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AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

AgriDust is a project that envisions turning food waste into biodegradable material which can be used to make packaging and plant pots. Marina Ceccolini devised a way to transform six types of

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Arup’s timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award

Arup’s timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award

Arup beat the other five contenders thanks to their sustainable message and the short turnaround for the completion of the building. The project goes beyond zero embodied carbon and provides

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Jubilee Pavilion in Karlsruhe will help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary in style

Jubilee Pavilion in Karlsruhe will help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary in style

The wooden structure will cover an area of 1000 square meters, and will be composed of the ground floor, including function hall, a stage and cafeteria as well as an exposition floor and two

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The Parkolation Project helps special-education kids and brings green spaces to Boston

The Parkolation Project helps special-education kids and brings green spaces to Boston

Teaching fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Wilhelmina Peragine, pulled together a team of students, volunteers, city officials and several nonprofits in order to transform two

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Architects reveal the world’s first shadowless skyscrapers in London

Architects reveal the world’s first shadowless skyscrapers in London

The design is based on the idea of using concave reflective surfaces adapted specifically to the sun’s path in the sky. An algorithm unique to the buildings’ location was used to utilize the

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Aljoud Lootah’s Oru origami furniture is made from teak, felt and copper

Aljoud Lootah’s Oru origami furniture is made from teak, felt and copper

We've seen different objects shaped according to the principles of origami, but these beautiful furniture pieces by Dubai-based designer Aljoud Lootah use timber in an unexpected way that looks

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Haptic Architects’ Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change color over time

Haptic Architects’ Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change color over time

London-based Haptic Architects designed two extensions to an old Victorian house in London and created new spaces that exude warmth though the use of natural materials-untreated larch and

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NexusHaus is an affordable, plus-energy house built for the 2015 Solar Decathlon

NexusHaus is an affordable, plus-energy house built for the 2015 Solar Decathlon

NexusHaus is an plus-energy affordable one-story pavilion built by the students from the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) for the Solar

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Kazuteru Matumura renovated an old townhouse in Osaka using curtains instead of walls

Kazuteru Matumura renovated an old townhouse in Osaka using curtains instead of walls

The house was built for a young couple that wanted to renovate the old building instead of buying a new one. Everything within the interior was demolished and removed and the architect added

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Nueva School in California explores architecture’s role in learning

Nueva School in California explores architecture’s role in learning

The Nueva School is part of a mixed-use development in San Mateo, California, and was designed in order to connect students to a complex world around them. The architects are aiming for LEED

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Alma-nac’s  Slim House is a super-narrow London home filled with daylight

Alma-nac’s Slim House is a super-narrow London home filled with daylight

London-based design studio alma-nac extended an existing house in south London, creating a 2.3-meter-wide terraced home that feels more spacious and light compared to the original narrow

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Ulf Mejergren Architects team up with 100 kids to build a city from sticks

Ulf Mejergren Architects team up with 100 kids to build a city from sticks

Stockholm-based Ulf Mejergren Architects designed an interesting mini-city made from sticks which would be built by 100 kids during a scout camp workshop in New Hampshire. The city, made up of

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