IGOR PANTIĆ (RS)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2014

Igor Pantic is an architect and researcher currently based in London, where he works for Zaha Hadid Architects. In 2011 he graduated with Master in Architecture and Urbanism from Design Research Laboratory (AADRL) at the Architectural Association in London, after previously finishing his studies at the University of Belgrade. His professional experience also includes collaboration with London based experimental design practices Biothing and Kokkugia, as well as studio Mit-Arh from Belgrade.

In addition to this, Igor has been teaching computational classes at the AA School of Architecture (intermediate unit 9) and Bartlett GAD in London (UK), as well as algorithmic design workshops in AA Rovinj visiting school (Croatia) and at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), where he has been an invited lecturer and visiting critic in undergraduate and graduate studios since 2011.

His current interests are focused on exploration of generative design methodologies and research into material and behavioural systems informed by algorithmic logic. During his research conducted at the AADRL he also developed interest in machinic fabrication processes, responsive robotic systems and role of environmental and social feedback in processes of both digital design and fabrication.

Running in the morning through the city (down what the germans call a fussgangerzone) and being amazed by all the grand empty old buildings that reminded me of my Berlin beginnings. Grafitti on buildings. Lovely broken walls with acne'd facades from decades of reverse engineering. Discovering that all the ships on the river were party boats and open till the morning. Sweating so much in one of the clubs, my phone got messed up. Losing phone in said club. Visiting belgrade police station to report a then stolen phone to a twenty-something cop with a doctor's lab coat, listening to Rammstein (loudly) while hacking out my report on a pre-electric typewriter that looked (and sounded) as if it was from some era before typewriters were invented.   Thinking of Naked Lunch. Thinking of Die-Hard. Listening to architects talk about porous facades. Thinking of old smart bombs. Imagining the flash and crunch of several floors of reinforced concrete collapsing in on themselves. Wondering why I'm the only interactive guy here. Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade? Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade?!

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