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
Look Quickly and You May Not Even Notice This Cool

Look Quickly and You May Not Even Notice This Cool "Invisible" Barn

The Invisible Barn is a vision for a site-specific wooden structure completely enveloped in reflective film to mirror the trees of Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park. The…

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Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Reconnects the Subway with the Sky at Fulton Center

Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Reconnects the Subway with the Sky at Fulton Center

Following a public competition for the design of the new Fulton Center, JCDA’s winning entry was built upon an architectural concept by Grimshaw Architects, in collaboration with…

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Joe Doucet's Electrifying Hadron Lamp Contains 20 Meters of Electroluminescent Wire

Joe Doucet's Electrifying Hadron Lamp Contains 20 Meters of Electroluminescent Wire

The black Hadron Lamp is so electrifying that a jellyfish looking for a date might easily be fooled. The brainchild of designer Joe Doucet, the floor lamp is a translucent membrane…

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Danielle Trofe's LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

Danielle Trofe's LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

After the debut of her Live Screen hydroponic garden during NY Design Week 2012, Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe is returning this year with a new series of off-the-grid LED…

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Orient House IV: 1970s House on Long Island Transformed Into An Energy-Efficient Modern Home

Orient House IV: 1970s House on Long Island Transformed Into An Energy-Efficient Modern Home

The Orient IV House, located on Long Island, is the renovation of an existing 1970s house. The aged timber envelope conceals a light and airy interior of an extremely energy efficient…

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NYC Approves BIG Architects' Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th Street

NYC Approves BIG Architects' Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th Street

BIG's unusual sloped structure aims to combine two types of architecture - European low-rise apartment blocks and typical Manhattan towers. The 38-story building, currently known as…

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Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

The competition was part of a larger initiative to create more available units for one- and two-person households — some as small as 250 square feet, the largest at 370 square…

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DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC is launching the 2013 Healthy Communities Project, bringing together nonprofit organizations and designers to promote healthier living in urban spaces. Eight teams were…

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FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

New York City flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday reveal that more areas further inland are expected to flood in the future. FEMA updated…

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House Passes $50.7 Billion Sandy Relief Package

House Passes $50.7 Billion Sandy Relief Package

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the second stage of the Hurricane Sandy relief package. The final tally came in at 241 to 180 in favor of providing $50.7 billion towards…

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NYS 2100 Commission Recommends Major Changes to Cope With Worsening Storms

NYS 2100 Commission Recommends Major Changes to Cope With Worsening Storms

A new 175-page study conducted by the NYS 2100 Commission is recommending major changes to New York’s coastlines to better cope with worsening storms. Formed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo…

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NY's Suffolk County Becomes First to Ban BPA in Receipt Papers in U.S.

NY's Suffolk County Becomes First to Ban BPA in Receipt Papers in U.S.

New York’s Suffolk County has become the first one in the United States to ban retailers from issuing register receipts that contain Bisphenol-A (BPA). The legislation, called the…

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Ailing 60-Foot Whale Washes Ashore in Breezy Point, Queens

Ailing 60-Foot Whale Washes Ashore in Breezy Point, Queens

An endangered finback whale was found beached on the shores of Breezy Point, Queens yesterday. The 60-foot creature was stranded on the bay side of the Rockaways and authorities are…

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UM Project Uses Hurricane Sandy Debris to Make Beautiful Lamps

UM Project Uses Hurricane Sandy Debris to Make Beautiful Lamps

Located at the industrial end of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the UM Project’s workshop is a place where “personality, function and purpose” are combined to create locally produced…

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MTA's Holiday Train Show Takes You on a Ride Through a Miniature New York (VIDEO)

MTA's Holiday Train Show Takes You on a Ride Through a Miniature New York (VIDEO)

All aboard! Brightly-colored miniature Metro-North trains have been departing from a tiny Grand Central Station and bringing joy to both young and old alike as part of the MTA Transit…

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Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5

Photo: Jim Henderson Mayor Bloomberg and several other city officials kicked off the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 this morning. The $26 million, five-acre former…

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First Section of One World Trade Center's Spire Arrives in NYC

First Section of One World Trade Center's Spire Arrives in NYC

The first section of the crowning spire that will rise atop One World Trade Center is set to be lifted into place next Wednesday. Nine pieces of the steel spire arrived in New York…

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Reinvent Payphones: Mayor Bloomberg Launches Challenge Calling for Designers to Rethink NYC's Public Phones

Reinvent Payphones: Mayor Bloomberg Launches Challenge Calling for Designers to Rethink NYC's Public Phones

Photo © Susan NYC NYC payphones may have seemed obsolete for the past ten years or so but Hurricane Sandy showed us that they still play a very important role in times of disaster…

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Tricked Out DeLorean Taxi Brings NYC's Iconic Yellow Cabs Back to the Future

Tricked Out DeLorean Taxi Brings NYC's Iconic Yellow Cabs Back to the Future

Could it be that Marty McFly’s DeLorean has come back from the future and landed on the streets of New York City? Designer Mike Lubrano recently reimagined the DeLorean as another…

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Global Rainbow Laser Light Show Lights Up NYC Sky for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Global Rainbow Laser Light Show Lights Up NYC Sky for Hurricane Sandy Victims

If you were looking up at the NYC night sky on Tuesday, you might have seen a rainbow. Called Global Rainbow, After the Storm, the huge laser light show stretched over the city skyline…

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