Tag Archives: Eco Architecture

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “THE BALKAN VILLAGE”

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The Institute of History Belgrade and the Open-air Museum “Old Village” Sirogojno organized the international scientific conference “The Balkan Village – Continuities and Changes through History”.  Read More →

BOOK PROMOTION

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After a successful promotion in the Belgrade’s gallery “O3one”, authors Ksenija Bunjak and Ksenija Bulatovic will present their new book “Žitorađa municipality: old rural houses and their typology” in the towns of Prokuplje and Žitorađa in Serbia.

National Museum Toplice, Prokuplje: Monday, January 25th 2016, 18 h

National Library Žitorađa: Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 17 h

SYMBIOSIS & BIOCOMPUTING SYSTEMS / video

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The authors have continued developing Symbiotic Architecture Project. In June 2015, they have participated at the STRAND conference “Going Digital: Innovations in the Contemporary Life” where they discussed biocomputing systems within the Symbiosis.

Antonio Gaudi once said: “Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.” Following this and the idea that “the nature is our book of references” as Frank Lloyd Wright wrote, we are looking into nature’s processes and learning from them. Analyzing cells – their essence, behaviour, movement and form transformation according to their own needs – we notice that the substance is not the only factor. It is induced by the impulses which define its elasticity, form transformability and self-sustainability. Those impulses could be understood as indicators of hypothetical biocomputing systems. Read More →

Rural between local & global

Architectural public opinion was primarily concerned with ideas of sustainable development as an activity focused on a long-term planning that aimed to enable the same living conditions for the future generations. In the long-term planning of the future, the past was somehow forgotten – the principles that the architects used in the past in order to bring the architecture closer to the nature were put aside. It might seem like today we’ve just formed new names such as sustainable development, eco-villages, sustainable architecture, ecological architecture, passive solar house, bioclimatic design etc. and that we’re discussing the terms that once were common practice without contemporary semantics, scientific discourses and debates. But our generation has even bigger obligation – not to merely discuss those terms, but to see them in the present context of urban growth and globalisation. Can defining the todays meaning of local and rural help us in that process? F. L. Wright believed that the core of every serious architectural design research lies in those modest homes that are the same to the architecture as the folklore is to the literature. In other words – in the rural. The strongest connection with the past and tradition can be felt in the rural areas.  Read More →