Margot Krasojević Ph.D received a first class honours degree from South Bank University winning a scholarship from the Architectural Association to attain a Diploma in Architectural design, she then went on to complete her studies at The Bartlett U.C.L. receiving a Masters in Architecture and Design and a Ph.D in Architectural theory.
Margot has an architecture design studio in London and Beijing; projects commissioned include a pop-up airport/airstrip hotel in Doha- The Jetway, which is a new building typology featured as part of Virgin Airways Disruptors. A series of projects followed focusing on renewable energy and sustainable architecture, including The Hydroelectric prison in Canada, The Spillway pavilion in Paris, The Hydro-electric Tidal House in Cape Town, The water purifying footbridge in Amsterdam and the Suspended Hotel Campsite in Provence to name a few.
Having lived in Ordos and the Gobi desert for 6 months Margot has been commissioned to design an Buddhist Temple and funeral tower which refers to the traditional Tibetan/Mongolian Sky burial.
At the age of 24 she began running an undergraduate architecture design studio at The University of Greenwich and The Bartlett, U.C.L. Having worked for Zaha Hadid and NOX she opened her own research design studio, Decodeine, in 2000.
Margot lectured worldwide running seminars and design studios in advanced digital design in architecture at Washington University, St.Louis; Berkley school of architecture University of California; Austin Texas; University of Western Australia, Perth; Architectural Association, London; Harvard G.S.D and University of Sheffield.
Her research won two literary grants from the Research.Institute.of Experimental.Architecture. resulting in the publication of two monographs entitled Spatial Pathology, Floating Realities and Dynamics & De-realisation.
Recent design projects have been featured in The Telegraph, WIRED magazine, VIRGIN Visionaries, FastCo, FOX news, Repubblica newspaper, Die Welt, ICON, GQ, Superyacht World and numerous other magazines.
Margot also designs 3d printed turbine LED lights that use renewable energy to store and generate electricity, the air turbine, the momentum and the fractal light. They have been exhibited at 100% Design and Grand Designs Birmingham and won INHABITAT environmental lighting design awards.
Margot's academic, theoretical and practical deign approach focuses on encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue to re-evaluate existing building typologies in light of environmental, social and technological change; By harnessing renewable energy to generate electricity endorses a sustainable environment and raises questions of appropriating the built environment and the ever-evolving role of architecture.
With depleting levels of non-renewable resources, attempting to harness renewable energy as an inherent part of the design strategy should be a requirement; a synthesis between large scale infrastructures, environmental, hydraulic, marine and hydrokinetic engineering and technology is important to learn how to re-appropriate and define inhabitable space as the way in which we live is changing at a much faster rate.
We need to adapt and this will involve new environments to claim.
The face of the built environment is changing and with it so should buildings.