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SOFI Natural Cosmetics Shop / Studio AUTORI

© Relja Ivanić
© Relja Ivanić

© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić+ 24

  • Architects: Studio AUTORI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  30
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AUTORI, Studio AUTORI

GIR Store / Studio AUTORI

© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić+ 22

  • Architects: Studio AUTORI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Agape, ETHNICRAFT, Ferm Living, Innovation Living, +23

AD Classics: Police Center Operative Headquarters / Spasoje Krunic

© Spasoje Krunic Archives
© Spasoje Krunic Archives

The Police Center Operative Headquarters by Spasoje Krunic is a building that technologically is way ahead of its time. It is an extravagant vision based on futuristic concepts and a sophisticated morphological and constructive technology, which combined, form a unity with distinctive aesthetical features. Owing to its construction and well-formed dynamics, the Operative Headquarters finds its place somewhere on the borderline between architecture and free design. The building is associated with new constructivism, a movement that has never been established in Serbian architecture, nor is it a current trend. Rather, it developed out of a specific set of structural requests imposed on the architect. 

© Spasoje Krunic Archives© Spasoje Krunic Archives© Spasoje Krunic Archives© Spasoje Krunic Archives+ 12

NOVA ISKRA Design Incubator in Belgrade / Studio Petokraka

© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić© Relja Ivanić+ 18

  • Architects: Studio Petokraka
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

DT Plateau / 4of7 + Institute of Transportation CIP

© Ana Kostic© Ana Kostic© Ana Kostic© Ana Kostic+ 15

Belgrade, Serbia
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2950
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Aco, Carl Stahl, ARLINE, Korali Kraljevo, RGM

Loft Renovation in Downtown Belgrade / Zoran Dzunic Design

© Nikola I Tamara© Nikola I Tamara© Nikola I Tamara© Nikola I Tamara+ 49

Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia

14 Short Stories About Architects, Attitudes and Odd Architectural Anecdotes

A new collection of five minute-long On Design stories—developed by the team behind Section D, Monocle 24's 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft—profile a person, survey a place, or unpack an idea that’s changing or shaping design and architecture today. We've selected fourteen of our favorites from the ongoing series, examining issues as wide as Postmodernism and the architectural competition, to five-minute profiles of Alvaro Siza, Josef Hoffman, Kengo Kuma and Superstudio.

Margot Krasojevic Proposes Trolleybus Garden that Generates Electricity From the Movement of Vehicles

Far from the common dismissal of Margot Krasojevic’s work as (in her own words) “parametric futurist crap,” her work has always revolved around concepts of sustainability. As she explained to ArchDaily last year, she aims to focus on the ways that sustainable technology “will affect not just an architectural language but create a cross disciplinary dialogue and superimpose a typology in light of the ever-evolving technological era.” For the second project in a series of three proposals for the city of Belgrade Serbia, the architect is proposing a “Trolleybus Garden” that functions as a waiting shelter and park while simultaneously harnessing kinetic movement to produce electricity.

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Discover the Grit and Glory of New Belgrade's Communist Architecture

In the autumn of 2014, Piotr Bednarski, a Warsaw-based architectural photographer, visited the municipality of Novi Beograd (New Belgrade), a planned city built in 1948 which constitutes one of Belgrade Serbia’s 17 municipalities. There, he quickly fell in love with the gritty Communist-era architecture of the area. He writes:

In Warsaw, where I'm from, most of the residential buildings from the Communist era [have been] turned into kitschy, colorful blocks… Seeing the dense, raw and, desolate modernist architecture, and rediscovering the atmosphere of my childhood made me fall in love with Novi's neighborhood. I saw people from different social backgrounds living peacefully in one place.

Since that initial trip, Piotr has made multiple return visits to capture the city in a variety of thought-provoking ways, showing long span views of the city, the streetscape, and even the view from inside people’s apartments. He believes that there is much to uncover in Novi Beograd, and that his story with New Belgrade is not yet finished.

© Piotr Bednarski© Piotr Bednarski© Piotr Bednarski© Piotr Bednarski+ 33

Monocle 24's 'The Urbanist' Speaks to Those Who Are "Fighting the Establishment"

In the latest episode of The Urbanist, Monocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team tackle the 'establishment'. From small businesses to citizen collectives, the show discovers how "championing transformative change from the ground up can be the best way to alter the status quo in our cities." Investigating how the Ministry of Space is reclaiming public spaces in Belgrade, how ordinary citizens in Vienna are welcoming refugees, and how a collective in Rio de Janeiro wants to reshape the politics of the city, the episode also explores how small businesses in London’s West End are fighting against increasing rent.

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

Courtesy of Borislav Petrović© Vladimir PopovićCourtesy of Borislav PetrovićCourtesy of Borislav Petrović+ 21

Belgrade, Serbia
  • Architects: AGM
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5200 Area:  5200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007 Year:  2007

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.

'Black Tree' Public Solar Charger / Miloš Milivojevic

© Miloš Milivojević
© 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 Belgrade, this Strawberry Tree with a completely new design has been set up in Tašmajdan park in Belgrade in November 2012. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Beton Hala Waterfront Center / Sou Fujimoto Architects

© Sou Fujimoto Architects
© Sou Fujimoto Architects

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, Sou Fujimoto’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

Courtesy of University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture
Courtesy of University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture

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, Peter Eisenman, and more. For more information, please visit here.

Raft '4U' - Cafe Restaurant / Studio Alfirevic

Courtesy of Studio Alfirevic
Courtesy of Studio Alfirevic

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.

Square Nine Hotel / Isay Weinfeld

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Belgrade, Serbia

The Ada Bridge / Arhitektura d.o.o.

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