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Margot Krasojevic

Margot Krasojević has been developing a dialogue between architectural form, geometry, sustainability and smart materials as an inherent part of the design process, dictating the terms of the architectural design criteria rather than referring to sustainable technology as a polite afterthought. Renewable energy and how to optimize the collaboration between program, typology and architecture have always been at the forefront of the studio’s research and design approach. Following her Masters and PhD in 1997 and 2003, respectively, architecture has become the tool through which to explore environmental change and renewable energy sources. Margot Krasojević completed her architectural education at the A.A. and U.C.L After working with Zaha Hadid Architects and running undergraduate and masters digital and sustainability design programs at U.C.L., The University of Greenwich and the University of Washington, she opened her architectural design studio focusing on integrating environmental issues, renewable energy and sustainability as part of the design process. Developing an interest in material research using recycled plastics and biodegradable hemp for a LED light series, which is part of the research materials library at both Fisher Fine Arts Library and the University of Pennsylvania, and the smart³ e.V. as part of The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research exhibited at the Bauhuas. Margot is the winner of future architecture LEAF awards 2018 and is currently working on projects in Asia, integrating and harnessing renewable energy as part of a building’s service infrastructure and researching hempcrete as a sustainable and carbon-negative building material.