The Society of Urban Planners of Serbia organizes the traditional International Salon of Urban Planning. It is to take place in Leskovac, from 8th to 15th of November 2012. For all info adress the organizer - UUS, Kneza Miloša 9/1, phone +381 11 3347418 or +381 63 8105864, email

Exhibition, Leskovac, Salon urbanizma, Udruženje urbanista Srbije

Prilikom sređivanja nekih veoma starih delova naše arhive, pojavilo se par ispresavijanih velikih formata nekadašnjeg kultnog CEP-ovog časopisa Komunikacija. Prvi na toj gomili bio je jubilarni pedeseti broj, iz 1986. godine. U njemu, prvi urednik Komunikacije Miša Bobić piše dosta gorak jubilarni uvodnik, iz koga donosimo fragment koji nam danas govori o tome da se baš i nije toliko toga promenilo za više od dvadeset godina. Baviti se štampom, arhitektonskom publicistikom, to je ovde jedan od najzaludnijih poslova kojima čovek može sebi i svojim prijateljima da ispuni vreme, da ih poveže i da im da svrhu druženja. (...) Da postoji arhitektura kao delanje i da postoji građenje kao delatnost tada bi i štampe bilo. Tada bi bilo kritike, škola, bilo bi mnogo čega što ponovo vodi ka slikama i rečima. Ovako, ostaje nam da žalimo što nije bilo još devet ovakvih papira, ne zato da bi bila izdata publikacija Deset malih arhitektonskih izdavača, već zato da bi se arhitektura gradila za ostvarenje ideala građenja, da bi ona imala svrhu i smisao i da bi oblikovala sredinu koja je treba. Dotle sve ostaje na ciklusima pojedinačnih utopija koje služe isključivo kao potvrda onima koji su još od samog početka mislili da to i nije imalo smisla. Da li su možda Internet-blogovi način da se prevaziđe nedostatak pravih domaćih stručnih časopisa? Ili je i to kratkotrajna individualna utopija?

CEP, Magazine, MIloš Bobić

Topic: “Facilities of technical culture: recycling, restoration and reuse for the purpose of the heritage management in Bač municipality” Time line: 23rd – 26th August The Summer School of Architecture is a scientific and educational project of “The Group of Architects” that was established in 2010. The main idea of this project is to bring together experts and students of architecture from the Southern and Central Europe region to work on a common task – the research of various aspects of the potential development of buildings and areas listed and protected as a national heritage. The focus of research is on the aspects of sustainable development of the architectural and urban heritage. This research is conducted through practical analysis and field work. The Summer School of Architecture brings together students in order to work on the projects related to the protection of cultural heritage. Students are given the opportunity to work with experts, operate in multidisciplinary teams and get in touch with the actual users - residents. During the Summer School of Architecture, experts in various fields will guide the participants trough the possibilities of application of traditional building techniques which can help addressing the issue of energy efficiency building. In addition, the participants will have an opportunity to get familiar with practical techniques of recording, measuring, mapping, modeling and testing through practical work. Target group: Students of architecture (Southern and Central Europe region), and young researchers Official language: English Participation fee: 50 eur   Important dates: Registration and application: 1st – 20th June 2012 Results and confirmation: 1st July 2012 Summer School: 23rd – 26th August 2012 First public presentation of the results: 30th September 2012 Publication of the results: 15th January 2013   For more information and application form please visit:

Bač, Heritage, Summer school of architecture

Students of the Belgrade Faculty of Architecture Sanja Ivkov and Anđela Đorović won a Special Award competing against 6 teams from 6 countries (Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Serbia) at the 5th Intenational student competition organized by the Faculty of Architecture of the Free University in Varna, Bulgaria, that took place from 16th to 19th May 2012. The topic of this year's competition was Plein air in Architecture – Island Protection and Recreation Zone Golden Sands with the Ideas Proposal of a complex of recreational facilities on newly formed islands in Varna, on the Black Sea. Sanja and Anđela presented a project titled Wavelands in which they developed a parametric approach based on glitch art. The Author of audio-visual effects is electrical engineer Stefan Malešević, and the mentor was Aleksandar Videnović. Here's what the authors wrote about the project: Concept The design concept is derived from the geometric approach and contemporary trends in visual expression and presentation [glitch art] that correspond with the existing built environment, topography and oscillations of sea waves. * GLITCH ART is a contemporary tendency of expression in the field of sound and images. Sound and picture are the result of digital and analog experiment with the basic factors (pixel -> Image | frequency -> sound). Technology is a generator of its development, while glitch generates its own growth, modulations and variations in order to be implemented in the area as a trigger of the dynamics and ambient through time. This way of understanding and perception was used as a visual, structural and ambiental experiment.   Objectives This project aims to create enriched, sustainable and environmentally important areas. The proposed action with its reaction - result is transformed into an idea that is gradually implemented in the tissue of the island, and then to the wider built environment. This new areas are accessible, comfortable, attractive in its structure and ambient, with green areas that have a positive impact on the environment at the micro and macro level. Ambient diversity encourages the activation of all senses and enhances the experience and perception of environment and activities. Space is opened to its future users and the wider environment. This solution represents a method that can be applied to any surface, object, block, and the entire city. The result is universally applicable and variable. Program The diversity of contents and ambients that are formed around them represent one of the essential features of the project. Thematically organized functions within the island participate in expansion of the complex in the direction sea - land and land - sea, where they create relationships in their functioning and further development as a whole. The program structure consists of several topics with their contents distributed on the islands: I group of islands: 1. SPORT: surf, yachting, paragliding, swimming pools… 2. LODGE: hotel, restaurants, spa, beaches… 3. FOOD: ethno village, national food, festivals, fishing… 4. ART: open-air galleries, workshops, land/water art… II group of islands: 1. FUN: music, theme park, circus, Pirates… 2. MULTIMEDIA: projections, multimedia, digital art… 3. DIVE IN: water lounge, dive-in cinema, beach, water balloons…    Structure The volume of the islands can be achieved by filling the land. In addition to the structure it is proposed to use different types of sea coast erosion protection and vegetation as secondary protection. Types of coast protection should be selected in accordance with the needs and possibilities of the islands, as well as activities that are performed on them. Types of sea coast erosion protection: 1. Seawall The purpose of a seawall is to protect areas of human habitation, conservation and leisure activities from the action of tides and waves. 2. Beach nourishment Beach nourishment describes a process by which sediment (usually sand) lost through erosion is replaced from sources outside of the eroding beach. A wider beach can reduce storm damage to coastal structures by dissipating energy across the surf zone, protecting upland structures and infrastructure from storm surges and unusually high tides. Nourishment is one of three commonly accepted methods for protecting shorelines. 3. Breakwaters Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defense or to protect an anchorage from the effects of weather and longshore drift. They reduce the intensity of wave action in inshore waters and thereby reduce coastal erosion or provide safe harborage. Breakwaters further out in sea are considered for creating the right ‘peeling’ waves for surfing. 4. Artifical surfing reefs Structures that create the ideal conditions for surfing.   Sustainable development The usage of renewable resources and natural materials, green areas and recycling , with the help of technologies that reduce emissions of harmful substances and energy consumption, helps creation of an environment that is healthy for a man, with a positive effect on the climate, economic and ecological sustainable. You can download the project in PDF here

Award, Bulgaria, Competition

New issue of magazine DaNS (73-74) is dedicated to the new generation of architects: Autori, re:a.c.t., Antipod, team of architects from FTN Novi Sad, a2arhitektura, im.architectur, 4of7. The theme of new architectural ideas includes a text by the Centre for Architecture entitled Instead of a manifesto.

Centar za arhitekturu, DaNS, Magazine

From June 11th to September 11th the streets of Belgrade will once again provide the setting for the Filmstreet cinema. In different city locations, still starting at 8:30 pm, we will have the opportunity to enjoy old and new film hits. This year's Filmstreet starts off with Woody Allen's classic "Annie Hall", on Monday, June 11th, on the corner of Simina and Knjeginje Ljubice streets (opposite the bar Centrala). Here's the entire program for this year's Filmstreet

Beograd, Filmstreet, Public art

This week we visited and enjoyed Mixer Festival which held place in the Belgrade quarter of Savamala for the first time this year. During the Festival many otherwise unknown or not'visited locations in Savamala were refreshed and open for the public. The most important among them is certainly the building of the Belgrade Cooperative in Karađorđeva street. You can still visit the Festival and all its events for free today and tomorrow, since it closes June 2nd.  You can also take a look at our photographs and impressions from Mixer on our Facebook album.  

Beograd, Festival, Mikser, Public art, Savamala, Urban renewal

Belgrade Design Week opening is on Sunday, the 3rd of June at 19 hrs.

Belgrade Design Week, Beograd

Centre for Architecture visited the opening of the exhibition Unfinished Modernisations that took place May 19th in the Museum of Yugoslav History. The exhibition was opened with speeches from authors and directors of the project Vladimir Kulić and Maroje Mrduljaš, the president of the Belgrade Society of Architects Ivan Rašković and the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Serbia Predrag Marković. Photos from this event can be seen on our Facebook album.

Beograd, Exhibition, Unfinished modernisations

Posle četiri godine objavljivanja na Blogger-u, prvi domaći blog o urbanom dizajnu se seli na adresu Nastavićemo sa objavljivanjem tekstova, zanimljivosti, vesti i linkova pojačani novim autorima, te tako obećavamo i češće pojavljivanje novih priloga. Na starom sajtu ostaje arhiva dosadašnjih postova, s tim da će odabrane najzanimljivije stare postove biti moguće pronaći i na novoj adresi. Nova adresa je zapravo deo procesa našeg uozbiljavanja - na njoj se nalazi prezentacija Centra za arhitekturu Beograd, a sam blog je tek deo sadržaja, koji će vremenom rasti. Pozivamo Vas da nastavimo druženje na našoj novoj adresi.