People call me Laki. I'm 22. I like architecture, photography and bicycling. Born in Belgrade and lived here ever since.
Belgrade is a capital of south-eastern Europe in many ways. It's my hometown that I love unconditionally. If coming here, be careful! You will easily fall in love. Only a nasty criticizing attitude can save you, but if you're like that, don't come. We like compliments.
“Сличне ствари се дешавају и данас. Данас је актуелна и судбина Добровићевог дела, зграде Генералштаба, недалеко од Савског трга, на раскрсници Немањине улице и Улице кнеза Милоша, коме прети можда иста сурова судбина рушења због несхватања његовог значаја. Да ли смо ишта научили из својих грешака? Или пак нисмо, па и даље чинимо исте? И лутамо кроз време и простор и заборављамо оно што нас описује и краси. Морамо поштовати себе, како би нас и други поштовали и уважавали.”
“In terms of character and the intensity of manifestation, domestic soc-realism can be divided into moderate and extreme. The first was marked with a certain amount of creativity within available programmes and modest technical methods, while the other was oriented towards creatively minimalist, schematized and propagandist architecture.”
From Belgrader: “A business beehive during the DAY and a loved party destination during the NIGHT, New Belgrade is a jewel of European modernism and one of the most contemporary, future-embracing neighborhoods in the region.”
If I was the one who bought this palace, I would only make the colors brighter for carpets, walls and ceilings and introduce new lighting. When it comes to me, interior design is perfect, just a bit worn-out.
Hotel Yugoslavia, once a pride of the big state and the biggest of it’s kind in this part of Europe. A part of the building was bombed in a NATO operation in 1999. against totalitarian Serbian president Slobodan Milošević.
Freshly reconstructed Yugoslav Film Archive (Jugoslovenska kinoteka) building, one of the biggest European film archives.
Downpoint of this story is that the works were finished in June 2011, but it’s still not brought to function it’s supposed to serve. This space is closed for public, by far used only for some elitist conferences and occasional photographing and making the news out of those photos. This makes even less sense if you bear in mind that this building belonged to Yugoslav Film Archive for much longer time.