Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2006

Founded by Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, NAO is a collaborative practice for special projects in architecture that manifest in different media outputs from buildings to books.

NAO exhibited design and visions at UABB Shenzhen, Lisbon Architecture Triennial, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Graham Foundation Chicago, Institute for Contemporary Art Philadelphia, New York Public Library, House of World Cultures Berlin, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Vojvodina Novi Sad, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad, The New School Aronson Galleries New York, ŠKUC Ljubljana, SAVVY Contemporary Leipzig, The James Gallery Graduate Center CUNY New York and Flint Public Art Project in Flint, Michigan.

Along with professional collaborations with Herzog & de Meuron Architects and Richard Gluckman Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss / NAO collaborated with artists Jenny Holzer, Robert Wilson, Ai Weiwei, Marjetica Potrc and Bik van der Pol.

It was great for xarchitekten to be invited to BDW as Austrian Architects We were expecting a great time by experiencing all this different thinking’s on design issues. At first there was the road movie from Vienna to Belgrade: 600 Kilometers of flat land, an immense impression of wideness - like riding on a green ocean. Arriving Belgrade we were hosted by the perfect Organization and accompanied by very nice people of BDW. The most valuable element of BDW´s Performing, Discussing, Lecturing in the Theater, Visiting the Clubs and Restaurants of Belgrade has been the linking excellent thinking and facing experts coming from different fields of design as well as different regions of Europe. xarchitekten are convinced about the great role of BDW as an Place for multidisciplinary Evolution, therefore BDW is facing a great future. Hopefully xarchitekten will be connected to BDW again.