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Posts tagged as 'Serbia'

'Snöbär' chair by Nataša Vukosavljević and Nebojša Gornjak for Yonder Magnetik

‘Snöbär’ chair by Nataša Vukosavljević and Nebojša Gornjak for Yonder Magnetik

Nataša Vukosavljević and Nebojša Gornjak’s ‘Snöbär’ upholstered chair is named for, and resembles, the Swedish snowberry.

 

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Wed 1.6.

‘Folder’ chair by Vladimir Paripović (RS)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 01.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Folder' chair by Vladimir Paripović

Serbian designer and architect Vladimir Paripović has designed this multifunctional wood-and-metal ‘Folder’ chair which was presented as part of the ‘Ghost Project’ at this year’s Mikser Festival, an event celebrating the best of young local talents in the field of industrial design which took place earlier last week in Belgrade. (more…)

Tue 4.8.

Wellness Sky

Posted by NoéMie Schwaller on 04.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Belgrade-based design studio 4of7 and London-based practice Superfusionlab have completed the conversion of a former restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia, into a gym and spa.

Belgrade-based design studio 4of7 and London-based practice Superfusionlab have completed the conversion of a former restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia, into a gym and spa. Photos: Ana Kostic

The building named ’Danube Flower’ was built some thirty-five years ago to become a landmark at Belgrade waterfront in Serbia. It used to house an exclusive restaurant which was a segment of a larger recreational centre accessible to the public. The project was sponsored by the communist government of the time and endorsed by then ubiquitous president J.B.Tito, who was the first guest at the restaurant on November 22nd 1973. It was a famed hangout spot until its decay in the nineties and its final closure which coincided with the start of the civil war in the country. For the period of fifteen years building was not in operation and has deteriorated considerably.

Design Team: Djordje Stojanovic, Vlada Pavlovic, Slavko Milanovic

Design Team: Djordje Stojanovic, Vlada Pavlovic, Slavko Milanovic

In many ways the building is particular but above all for its synthesis between architectural and structural reasoning. The main volume of the building, triangular in plan, is elevated some fifteen meters above the river and the ground level with the pedestrian esplanade. It is supported solely by the central core which contains two elevator shafts and double spiral staircase. Cantilevers are reaching out some twelve meters giving a levitating feel to the building.

In addition one more structural move is crucial for seamless interaction between exterior and interior of the building. Concrete floor-slab and ceiling shell are not connected at the perimeter of the building, allowing for the continuity of the glass façade to the full extent. Uninterrupted glass strip, with the total length of 150 meters, is wrapping around the building to give constant presence of the Danube River in the interior, with sweeping views reaching far out, both upstream and downstream.

The former communist building is cantilevered 15 metres above the river.

The former communist building is cantilevered 15 metres above the river.

Originally, building was planed on the grid of 7.3m equilateral triangles which defined its organizational and structural regularity, but with the different brief now we were looking for a change. Defining moment of the new spatial expression is the suspended. Its design is the sequence of geometric transformations and subdivision applied to the original grid. As a result, approximately 390 backlit panels with the finite variation in shape and size are suspended from the triangular steel construction.Reflective resin floor finishes throughout and semi translucent Barrisol stretched ceiling; both are aiming to expose sleek forms of Technogym training equipment in the open plan arrangement.

Approximately 390 translucent, triangular, back-lit panels are suspended from the ceiling’s steel structure.

Approximately 390 translucent, triangular, back-lit panels are suspended from the ceiling’s steel structure.

 

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Solar lamp 'Day-Night' at day by od-do arhitekti

Solar lamp 'Day-Night' at day by od-do arhitekti

This year it was easier to find your way round Salone Satellite than last year, for the very good reason that the really good things were relatively easy to identify. Whereas last year many of the booths were elaborately staged, this year they were considerably more restrained, making the genuine pearls easier to discover. We have picked out some of these to present to you.

Solar lamp 'Day-Night' at night by od-do arhitekti

Solar lamp 'Day-Night' at night by od-do arhitekti

Creative Space Serbia – Young Serbian Designers
Serbia’s first step on the stage of the international design scene is a resounding success. With an appealing corporate image and striking products which speak a very similar, environmentally aware language, they have been able to attract a lot of attention. The platform was launched by Mikser, the Serbian cultural organisation. 148 designers applied and 10 were selected by a jury presided over by Konstantin Grcic to present their products at Satellite. Featured among them were od-do arhitekti, two female designers / architects from Belgrade who we already noticed last year. Equally noticeable are their new products, such as the Day-Night solar lamp which charges during the day and shines at night like a small starry sky.

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