Dimitrije Tucovic Plateau

location: Belgrade | size: 1285m2 | status:ongoing
Dimitrije Tucovic Plateau

The new plateau will be formed in front of the National Bank of Serbia at the rim of Slavija Square in Belgrade. Currently devastated area will be converted into the public space where the monument of  Dimitrije Tucovic is to be relocated. The design intent is to create the sloping surface as an extension of the existing sidewalk  but also as a  roof of the car park belonging to the Bank. This way, the city gains much larger portion of public space while the National Bank of Serbia benefits from the  protected  parking area. The plateau  is structured as a meeting place. The area measuring  35x35m is subdivided into several zones with differing inclinations of the floor surface formed in response to pedestrian movement and providing several different ways of seeing the monument and the surroundings. The highest point of the new topography, located at the back of the slope,  is created by the stepping surface in the shape of the large seating fixture. The floor is paved with prefabricated concrete elements of different colors and textures while several timber platforms are introduced for seating. Read more


Kermis

location: As, Norway | size:12 800m2 | status:competition

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In the Low Countries, Kermis (Kermesse) is a local annual outdoor fair or festival held in the honor of the patron or denoting the anniversary of the church foundation. Similar celebrations were regularly held in villages of many different cultures but have always been accompanied by the variety of activities such as feasting, dancing and sports of all kinds. Now, putting the regional specificity aside for the moment being, we would like to explore if almost extinct Medieval tradition established in one part of the Europe could be of any relevance in the present day context of Scandinavia; and if any such sporadically Read more


Camouflage

location: Kalmar,Sweden| size:127 ha| status:competition
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In biology, camouflage denotes the ability of an organism to blend into its own environment in order to avoid detection by other organisms. It is widely known about the strong evolutionary importance of the living organisms’ ability to negotiate and conceal their own shape in often opposing conditions. Of more significance to our concept is that camouflage may be understood as a method of adaptation to the environment in addition to being one of the basic survival mechanisms in nature. Read more


ABC Route

location:Trstenik | size:2,5 km| status:competition idea

First Prize at the competition for a bicycle-pedestrian route that connects the city of Trstenik to the monastery complex Ljubostinja. Several stopping points /A-F/ are planned to be located along the route as small resting places each with a specific purpose. These new activities contribute to the activation of this path and the creation of a new recreational area for the city. Read more


Kiosk T

location: Belgrade | size:10m2 | status:competition idea

Second prize at the competition to design a modular kiosk for King Aleksandar’s Boulevard in Belgrade. In total there should be twenty instances of the new kiosk along one of the busiest street in the city. Our design places prominence on two elements of the kiosk: its canopy and its display. Together, horizontal and vertical component generate a letter T form. The idea is to create doubly oriented object, simultaneously perceived from both pedestrian and vehicular channels of movement. Read more


Supernatural Park

location: Belgrade | size:400m2 | status:complete

Like many other cities, Belgrade too is lacking green space. In particular it needs equipped and maintained green areas that are open to public. We have joined non-governmental organization Supernatural in an initiative to create a series of such spaces across the town. The first one is a small lot of land located next to the Kula Nebojsa and river Sava. Read more


Pediatric Clinic, East Africa

size:from27m2 | status:competition
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Responsive solutions in building industry are normally associated with high budgets. In contrast, this is a low-cost application of adaptable architecture. Proposed design is not site specific; it is configured to suite different surroundings and varied demands. For practical reasons, it is based on the use of a single component designed for infinite growth within a recursive geometric pattern. Read more


Kopaonik Mountain Home

location: Kopaonik | size:120m2 | status:on site

home pageTraditionally, mountain homes in this region are built around the same formula with characteristic roof geometry. This one takes the idea to the extreme; roof planes are dominant while external walls are omitted altogether. Front facade is the glass screen oriented toward hilly landscape. Existing planning code and client’s preferences are translated into the design rules for relational modeling resulting with a number of possible configurations Read more


Palilula Green Market

location:Belgrade | size:3096m2 | status:competition

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The competition brief called for an architectural solution for the public space with the changing use throughout the day. Exactly the topic we would choose to work with. According to the brief, green market was to occupy the place in the morning hours, and in the afternoon and evening this was meant to become a public square where different forms of street art would unfold and people would gather and socialize. We thought that either/or strategy doesn’t work, that market and any form of social or cultural activity would work much better in synergy and have developed proposal which provided for simultaneous events. Read more


PingPong

location:Venice | size:220m2 | status:proposal

Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth with rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. A skilled player can impart several varieties of spin to the ball, altering its trajectory and limiting an opponent’s options to great advantage. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Nevertheless, table tennis is not only a completive sport; it is also a way of recreation and socialization present in a number of different environments. Read more



MSUV

location: Novi Sad | size: 850m2 | status:competition

Shortlisted at the invited competition, the strategy is about connecting outdoor and indoor space belonging to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, designed by architect Ivan Vitić. The aim is to create better connection between the museum and the city. The proposed architectural intervention allows for both informal and staged activities to unfold at the entrance lobby and the plateau in front of it. The resulting, architectural project consists of the three segments: Reconstruction of the plateau, construction of the new pavilion-like entrance, and adaptation of the existing lobby. Read more


Polygamy

location: Nürnberg | size:10 000m2 | status:competition
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It is widely known, Polygamy is a lifelong relationship which includes multiple partners, in contrast to more usual monogamy whereby the bond is being established exclusively between two parties. In social anthropology, polygamy is recognized as the practice of one making him or herself available to two or more spouses. In accordance, zoology recognizes polygamy as any form of multiple mating. In the present day world, polygamy Read more


Slavija Square

location: Belgrade | size:20 000m2 | status:competition

Second prize at the competition to redesign Slavija Square in Belgrade. The proposal aims to create a new public space at the busy traffic junction in Belgrade. The notions of movement and change are taken as two departing points of the study. The movement is related to the dynamics of numerous vehicular and pedestrian traffic routes which all intersect at Slavija Square. The change is related to the weather, most notably to rain or snow falls, but also manifested more subtly through oscillations of temperature, humidity and solar radiation. The proposed interventions consist of many elements, rather than a single and central gesture. Read more


Savamala Rooftops

location: Belgrade Savamala | size:n/a | status:idea

 

This is a design and build propsal for the social and economic development of the Upper Layer of Savamala, submitted for the invited competition under the initiative Urban Incubator: Belgrade, supported by the Goethe-Institut. In July 2012, our proposal was selected by the curatorial board amongst six other projects, which are now awaiting funding. The project will: identify, analyze and try to develop a series of roof top platforms for various uses. Read more


Burr

location: Belgrade | size:4m2 | status:complete

Some plants have burrs, prickly flowers with outer bracts ending in hooks. After the flower head dries, the hooked bracts will attach to humans and animals in order to transport the entire seed head. The interesting bit here is the connection between the flower and the environment which happens via tentacle-like bracts. Imagine now, related but quite a different situation, if these bracts may be informed to find the most suitable way to connect with the given environment and if their growth and anchoring would be a defining force behind the flower form. Any such form would then come into being as a result of the real-time adaptation process. Read more


WellnessSky

location:Belgrade | size:1200m2 | status:completehome page
Change of use and refurbishment of the existing building on Belgrade riverfront is our first project complete. It was derelict when we started and our client wanted cloud-like impression form the new interior. We thought that existing structure from seventies was extraordinary and have focused on the ceiling to get new looks and reorganize existing space. Read more


Tara Mountain Home

location: Tara | size:121m2 | status:idea

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Another mountain home project revokes experiences gained from the house at Kopaonik, but adopts explicitly different strategy. Internal space is organized around centrally positioned core with structural, heating and ventilating purpose. The building is than oriented toward idyllic surroundings with its external walls and the roof seamlessly combined to form an energy efficient envelope. The owners are calling it Yurt home in reference to a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. Read more


Schlarafia

furniture for Schlarafia | status:ongoing

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Schlarafia are local manufactures of quality mattresses whose business has been around since 1934. This year they have decided to expand into the furniture commerce by establishing their own bed line. Their business plan is targeting international market and their product is bound to compete for high end customers. They have identified a successful design as an added value to this product and have entrusted this work to us. Read more


PolyCentric Ceiling

location:Belgrade | size:25m2 | status:complete
The project started as a competition entry for the Serbian Pavilion at 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Since then we have been developing the idea further and in May 2010, we have built the prototype as an amended version of PingPong at Mikser Design Expo in Belgrade. Read more



Cannibalism

location: Vienna | size:34 740m2 | status:competition
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Cannibalism of course is a gruesome occurrence, whereby human or animal is eating one’s own species. In a completely different context of the present day, term “cannibalization” stands for a cunning marketing strategy whereby a company appears to be competing against itself but actually is increasing its share of the market. Typically, this is done with the launching of a new product which will harm all companies in the market, but more so other companies than the one who has launched it. In other words, the cannibalization in the marketing implies reduction of sales volume of one product as a result of the introduction of a new product by the same producer. Now, we would like to propose a transposition of the concept of cannibalization into the realm of architecture Read more


Soft to Hard Canopy

location: Belgrade | size:240m2 | status:idea

While majority of the exciting projects and current research in architecture goes from material to immaterial, from physical to digital, from solid to fluid, from mechanical to biological, from hard to soft, we explore the opposite route, leading us from Soft to Hard. In continuation with the research project at the University of Belgrade, we have developed a detailed and site specific proposal for a Canopy. The design s is highly adaptable and could be easily adjusted to any other locations while keeping its material, structural and organizational logic. The intent is to create a new public space as an environment within any existing context which may be in the need of restructuring or reactivating. We hope that proposed architectural gesture, besides providing for solar protection, could be the trigger for many different patterns of use. Read more


Mitsu Sushi Restaurant

location: Tivat | size:160m2 | status:complete

This is a project for a sushi restaurant and bar located on the coast at new build Tivat marina, Porto Montenegro. Space is conceived as a place of gathering and its use depends on the moode of its users. Throughout the day its use fluctuates from an exclusive restaurant and mainland living room intended for marina users, to a common, bar-like space with a typical summertime and holiday atmosphere. Read more


House on the River Drina

location: Bajina Basta | size:12m2 | status:idea

In 1968 local kids have erected the first structure on this spot, like a retreat and without a building permit proper. Not only the natural setting is intriguing but also the fact that it sits on the river which now represents border between two countries, territory not belonging to either jurisdiction, sort of duty free zone. The structure was rebuilt several times since then. Whenever torrential rain and flood take the structure down, one of the original builders, Milija Mandic Gljiva, would build a new one. Read more


Snow City

study for London Festival of Architecture 2008

home pageDramatic temperature changes, sudden rainfall and rapid changes in pollutant levels  our cities climates are becoming more and more difficult to predict. Architects and planners are faced with increasingly complex and uncertain information when shaping tomorrows cities. Does this mean there should be a radical rethink of how we develop urban space? Introduction from the Dana Centre May 2008.

The landscape of Snow City is a representation of a world inundated with snow and reshaped accordingly. How might the world respond to various climatic conditions, and specifically to snow? In order to understand this premise, it is necessary to look to the natural environment and how geography is constantly transforming itself with the forces exerted in the course of seasonal and long-term changes. Read more


Coastal Housing Block

location:Adriatic | size:300units | status:ongoing

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Moved by two motives, desire to achieve very dense development* and the need to create socially sustainable environment, we looked at the historic model of urbanization found in the neighboring towns, whereby network of narrow streets and squares is laid out in conjunction with the topographic conditions to result with the diversity of public spaces and formidable proximity of individual dwellings individual . Read more


Sumatovacka Conversion

location:Belgrade | size 140m2 |status:ongoing

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A top floor flat of the existing building is expanded into the attic space. New roof form is an adaptation of the previously purpose free geometry. A top floor flat of the existing building is expanded into the attic space. New roof form is an adaptation of the previously purpose free geometry.A top floor flat of the existing building is expanded into the attic space. New roof form is an adaptation of the previously purpose free geometry.A top floor flat of the existing building is expanded into the attic space. New roof form is an adaptation of the previously purpose free geometry. Read more


Five Kindergartens

location:Belgrade | size:5350m2 | status:competition Honorable mention at the competition to design five kindergartens in Belgrade, organized by city authorities for development and investment. The challenge was to develop a proposal within the cost estimate not exceeding eight hundred euros per square meter, and the design confined to limited choice of materials and construction techniques set by the developer. Read more