Belgrade.Formal/Informal. A Study on Urban Transformation

Essays by: Roger Diener, Marcel Meili, Milica Topalovic, Christian Müller Inderbitzin
Publisher: Scheidegger and Spiess (take a look into the book) 
Language: English / German
ISBN-10: 3858812544
ISBN-13: 978-3858812544

 

Belgrade. Formal / Informal presents the fascinating findings of ETH Studio Basel’s research in the former Yugoslav and now Serbian capital, investigating in particular the city’s development following the international embargo against the Milosevic regime after the Yugoslav wars of separation in the 1990s until the present day.


This richly illustrated book explores in depth how Belgrade has changed throughout years of upheaval and economic shortage. It shows the result of the interplay between formal and informal forces in urban development and the varied architecture that has emerged from this. Of interest to architects and planners, Belgrade is presented not as an extreme, isolated case of urban transformation, but as an example that sheds light on processes shaping contemporary European cities.

  

 

More about the book:

01/10/2013 Beograd: Formalno/Neformalno

Book review for Designed Blog by Ana D'Apuzzo

20/08/2013 Visting the Urban Incubator

Article for Weltstadt by Anna Hohler

14/05/2013 Belgrade Entre Formalisme et Urbanisme Informel

Book review by Christophe Catsaros in espazium (in French)

11/01/2013 Belgrade: Formal/Informal

Book review by Ivan Kucina on SUPER PROSTOR, a portal for architecture and the culture of space. (in Serbian)

22/12/2012 City: Formal/Informal on Radio Beograd 2

Discussion on the book and the formal/informal theme on Radio Beograd 2 (RB2), led by Snezana Ristic and Radonja Leposavic with guest speakers, professors of the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, Ivan Kucina and Ruzica Bozovic Stamenovic. (in Serbian)

17/12/2012 Book launch in Belgrade

Promotion of the book at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade.

16/12/2012 Belgrade Formal in-Formal

An interview with co-author Milica Topalovic by Ana Dana Beros, for DAZ, Zagreb Society of Architects. (in Croatian and English)

11/2012 Pilzkopf-Canyon, Kiosk-Boulevard

Article in Bauwelt by Tanja Scheffler

19/10/2012 Un Libro Su Belgrado

Book review by Cesare Alemanni in Studio (in Italian)

10/2012 Realistischer Socialismus (English version here)

Book review by Jochen Becker in Springerin Heft 4/12 

12/03/2012 Book launch in Zurich

First promotion of the book at the ETH Zurich Department of Architecture.

for additional information please contact:
Vesna Jovanovic
to puchase the publication please contact:
Isabelle Abele
Scheidegger & Spiess Publishers