Stock Coffee / Arhitektura Budjevac

© Andreja Budjevac

Architects: Arhitektura Budjevac
Location: Trg Kralja Aleksandra Ujedinitelja, ,
Design Team: Andreja Budjevac, Saša Budjevac, Miljana Ignjatović
Area: 105 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andreja Budjevac

Headquarters of the Complex of Nationally Relevant Laboratories for the Safety of Foods / AGM

© Vladimir Popović

Architects: AGM
Location: Batajnica, ,
Architect In Charge: Marjan Đulinac, Borislav Petrović, Ivan Rašković, Aleksandar Tomić and Nada Jelić, Aleksandar Kostić
Area: 5,200 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Vladimir Popović, Courtesy of Borislav Petrović

ISSUES? Concerning the projects of Peter Eisenman

The conference will focus on Peter Eisenman’s long and outstanding oeuvre.Thematization of almost 50 years of his theoretical and educational work and almost 25 years of his full-time architectural practice is seen here as vital to the understanding of both the past and the presence of contemporary architecture. From the questions related to Renaissance heritage to the problems associated with disciplinary autonomy and the digital, the conference aims to provide a space for a critical debate among architects and theorists.

Built upon our previous experiences with the Architecture of Deconstruction / The Specter of Jacques Derrida, this year’s conference will provide a new and challenging form of interaction. It will disconnect from the standard model for scientific gatherings – session presentations followed by short discussion between participants. Conference will indeed be organized in several sessions, but as a form of thematic conversations with , regarding his work. Participants are welcome to provide rich and diverse readings on a number of subjects: to share their insights with Eisenman and with each other.

Title: ISSUES? Concerning the projects of Peter Eisenman
Organizers: University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
From: Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Until: Tue, 12 Nov 2013
Venue: University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Address: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, 3 Studentski trg, Belgrade 11000,

Films & Architecture: “Underground”

Underground is the condensed version of a 5-hour series (originally broadcast on Serbian television in the 90′s) which takes place in , showing the country from the beginning of WWII through the Yugoslav Wars. This theatrical version, directed by  , considered one of the master filmmakers of our time, utilises symbolic elements that require a strong knowledge of story to fully understand, and ends with a memorable finale, with the characters dancing on a floating island that separates them from the continent. This is an extraordinary film that we invite you to enjoy and comment on.

NOVA ISKRA Design Incubator in Belgrade / Studio Petokraka

© Relja Ivanić

Architects: Studio Petokraka
Location: Belgrade,
Design Team: Milica Maksimović & Aleksa Bijelović
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Relja Ivanić

Zaha Hadid to Regenerate Historic Site in Belgrade

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Marking the “continuance of ’s signature ‘Modernist’ movement”, which produced a number of iconic buildings throughout the mid-twentieth century, the Serbian capital is proud to unveil Zaha Hadid Architect’s (ZHA) contemporary masterplan for Beko. This all-inclusive, mixed use project embeds itself within the undulating topography of the abandoned Beko textile factory in a style that directly reflects Zaha’s distinct style of Parametricism.

Focused on urban regeneration, the project will join forces with Sou Fujimoto’s proposed ‘Cloud’ on the adjoining Sava waterfront to revitalize Belgrade’s cultural axis.

Learn more after the break.

‘Black Tree’ Public Solar Charger / Miloš Milivojevic

© Miloš Milivojević

Designed by Miloš Milivojević for the Strawberry Energy company, ‘Black Tree’ is a public solar charger which enables visitors to recharge batteries of their mobile phones, tablets and multimedia devices with the energy of Sun. In cooperation with Palilula Municipality and the city of , this Strawberry Tree with a completely new design has been set up in Tašmajdan park in in November 2012. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Beton Hala Waterfront Center / Sou Fujimoto Architects

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Sou Fujimoto Architects have shared with us their first place proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront Centre in Belgrade, Serbia. Contrasting the medieval fabric of the capital city, ’s “floating cloud” intertwines an array of social and transportation programs into an organized tangle of suspended ramps that emerge from the static platform of the Beton Hala. It was lauded by the jury to be a “brave proposal” that holds the “highest emblematic potential among all of Beton Hala entries”.

Learn more after the break.

‘Architecture of Deconstruction: The Specter of Jacques Derrida’ Conference

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Organized by the University of Belgrade and the Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy (CELAP), the ‘Architecture of Deconstruction: The Specter of Jacques Derrida’ is a three-day, international scientific conference which will be held in Belgrade October 25-27. The conference aims to bring attention to the questions of the relation between the disciplines of architecture and philosophy. Distinguished guests include Bernard Tschumi, Catherine Ingraham, Chris Younes, Francesco Vitale, Jeffrey Kipnis, Ljiljana Blagojević, Mark Cousins, Mark Wigley, , and more. For more information, please visit here.

 

Square Nine Hotel / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: , Serbia
Design Team: Adriana Aun, Adriana Zampieri, Ilza Fujimura
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Matthieu Salvaing

Venice Biennale 2012: Serbian Pavilion

Serbian Pavilion © Marija Strajnić

As a response to David Chipperfield’s “Common Ground” theme for the 2012 Venice Biennale, the authors of the Serbian Pavilion have created JEDAN:STO / 100 - an installation that brings the archetypical object of a table to its extreme meaning by stretching it to a monumental scale that allows its surface to overcome the rectangular interior of the pavilion. This “minimalistic gesture” breaks down the “common” table into a “plethora of metaphors” that initiates thinking and encourages visitors to observe what is happening around it.

Continue after the break for the an abstract by the project authors.

Raft ’4U’ – Cafe Restaurant / Studio Alfirevic

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The main idea for the Raft ’4U’ cafe restaurant was to create a pleasant environment, like staying under the shadow of a tree, but also above water. Designed by Studio Alfirevic, the raft represents an extension of the riverbank. The atrium space is the central motif, with elements of the natural environment such as birch, stone, grass, etc. The spatial organization consists of the main entrance, wardrobe with toilets, café-restaurant with atrium and bar with storage space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Rasadnik’ Residential Housing / 1X2STUDIO

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With the challenge to design multi-family housing units in a traditional structure of a single family house, 1X2STUDIO chose to plant houses on the lot to preserve relations and the character of the chopped structure of . The whole intention is for an exclusive integration and neighborhood relations, necessary for residents of , in a natural milieu as is present. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lapidarium of Uzice / Ljubica Jovanovic + Mihailo Jovanovic

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Architects: Ljubica Jovanovic + MihailoJovanovic
Location: Uzice, Serbia
Project manager/chief archaeologist: Ljiljana Mandic
Conservation: Dragan Dimic
Project associates: Miloje Mandic, Zoran Domanovic
Funded by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of  Serbia
Total cost: 30,000 Euros
Area: 81.4 sqm
Comletion: December 2011
Potographs: Courtesy of Ljubica Jovanovic + Mihailo Jovanovic 

 

City Library Extension Proposal / Studio Metar

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The concept design for the extension of the city library by Studio Metar results from the thesis that a contemporary library is a source of information with unlimited access. The message of the design lies in the mentioned thesis, but it should also be emphasized that the idea of a library is a reserved, quiet, isolated, static, but not transparent place filled with books, due to the increasing need for faster and better access to information and a more complex lifestyle, is not viable in the present age. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina Proposal / Đordje Alfirević & Ana Čarapić

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Architects Đordje Alfirević and Ana Čarapić shared with us their proposal for the Museum of Contemporary Art of . As a response to the site conditions, their design is positioned in the center of a park with a uniformed impact on the surroundings from every direction. The circular form establishes a gentle dialog with the environment by means of creating an illusion of neutral form that continuously pulls back, yet on the other hand its compact and abstract volume makes a distinctive and strong landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Ada Bridge / Arhitektura d.o.o.

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Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: ,
Length: 950 m
Structural Engineering: Ponting
Contractors: Porr AG, SCT, DSD Bruckenbau GmbH
Project Years: 2008 – 2012
Photographs: Ana Kostič, Vladimir Vasić, Ponting archive

Social Housing Proposal / MITarh Architecture Studio

© Darko Kadvanj

The complexity of a problem that stands before competitors reflects a contrast that exists between rural surroundings and program demands that refer to a high built-up density in an otherwise non-urbanized (built-up) area of the prairie. This project, by MITarh Architecture Studio represents a model for an anticipated urban development of the area in which the competition task has been set. An initial motive for designing was the distinctive texture of the surrounding fields. Their aim is to establish a rational and useful urban matrix adaptable to the existing area using the dimensions and geometry of the new structure, while establishing continuity of the surrounding area. More images and architects’ description after the break.