Studio Simovic is architectural studio from Kragujevac (Serbia) which was established in 2011 by the couple Simovic.
Petar Simovic was born in 1971 in Kragujevac. Architectural studies completed at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade (Serbia).
Marija Simovic was born in Kragujevac in 1987. Architectural studies completed at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad (Serbia).
Since 2016, Studio Simovic, as a partner, established “Architecture and Engineering Studio – ARIS” with the intention to gather long-term co-workers - engineers from Kragujevac.
Nemanjina ulica u Kragujevcu, Srbija
The context is lost in necrophiliac preservation of unworthiness in one of the typical small towns of the former Yugoslavia. The town center has imploded in furiously repetition of such buildings.
N1 Housing is proto-transformer of forced context. N8 Housing is the realization that N1 will not be the excess, and a pair of these buildings, one across another in Nemanjina street in Kragujevac (Serbia), are calling for different thinking about the town center.
Lucy Dinnen & Vernes Čaušević
Project V Architecture is an architecture practice that works between Sarajevo and London. They are Vernes Causevic and Lucy Dinnen. Project V have been developing a research and process driven approach to architecture, which is embedded in actively engaging with the context of each specific project and often involves participation and self-initiated work. They have accumulated years of experience at award winning practices in London and Berlin, and taught architecture in London and Sarajevo. Most recently they won the Collegium Artisticum Award for Best Idea for their ‘Living Memorials’ project.
Our response to the Continual Interior exists in the apparent disconnection between people in one part of the world that appear to be living in Peace at the same time as another part of the world is at War. Or the juxtaposition of a city that is developing rapidly, while a city in the same country or continent seems frozen in time. It is these moments of, social and political detachment, the co-existance of apathy and suffering, and inequality of power, which inspires us as architects to ask; are the two urban contexts of these two worlds really continual? Can they be treated as equal? And is it enough to replace the ruins of one world with the ‘continual interior’, which seems full of ‘branded products’, of the another?
Context; whether personal, geographical, economic, political, material or other, is a critical part of any architectural project. Architects have a ‘duty of care’ and responsibility to create architecture which is responsive, and which positively influences its local framework. In this short presentation, Project V Architecture will use the example of the ‘Living Memorials’ - Tunnel of Hope Memorial project and others to show that Architecture is not devoid of a local context, but rather finds it’s primary drive within it’s specific point in place and time.
We will discuss the idea of research and process driven architecture in commemorative space, which seeks ways for the specific wounds of society and the urban-architectural evidence of occupation, destruction and resilience to be investigated, spatialised and commemorated. It is said that Sarajevo’s ‘Tunnel of Hope’ once connected the interiority of Besieged Sarajevo with the seemingly distant and peaceful ‘Outside World’. This presentation will in part aim to deconstruct and shine a light on some of these connections. The Living Memorials project proposes architecture and urbanism as vehicles to forensically investigate the material evidence of the post-war context and actively engage citizens in projects that seek to promote empathy, social justice and public truth. Could the project of memorialisation ultimately influence the direction of the broader project of planning the cultural revitalisation and sustainable reconstruction of a post-war city in the 21st century?
Centre for Spatial Research
The Centre for Spatial Research represents an open platform for exploring the field of architecture and urban planning, which, through the synthesis of research, education, practical and activist work, balances between the scientific, educational, professional, economic and creative sectors, pointing to the need for interdisciplinary cooperation and access. It experiments with different ways of thinking about space, applying innovative approaches, good international experiences and following the criteria of sustainable spatial development. The Centre for Spatial Research promotes the values of common/public space of Bosnia and Herzegovina, while preserving its specific cultural identity and raising awareness of its importance and its potentials.
The continuous process
The continuous process is a "continuous future" that is happening here and now, because „another time“ does not exist. This position represents the present and the continuous downloading of the challenges of the future, all the while programming the potential of continuous space, without the separation from the internal, external, physical -natural, perceived-minded is all that at once. The triple process is trying to explain the manner of dealing with space here and now, accepting future as a continuous thought that is constantly going on. Due to limitations, it is shown as just one episode - an example that includes a series of actors, stages, activities, which are directed towards the realization ...
Born in 1986, in Sarajevo. He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, in the class of prof. Pjer Žalica. He teaches at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, as an assistant to professor Miralem Zubčević, on the course Editing. He cooperates, part-time, with the production company "Refresh Production" in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is the founder of an independent theatrical troupe 'Skalamerija',engaged in street theater. Professionally, he is engaged in directing and editing, and on an amateur level, in recording, writing, painting, street art and music.
Skalamerija is a small theater on wheels, which can quickly and easily fold and unfold. The theater area is about 8 square meters. The idea behind Skalamerija is to take the theater out of the building into the street and communicate ideas of good and beauty. The access to theatrical expressive facilities in the street is experimental and exploratory, free.