Arhitekta i novinar

Jelena Kaličanin

Architect and journalist

Nakon diplomiranja na Arhitektonskom fakultetu u Beogradu, radila je u struci u arh. biroima “Avala”, Beograd (1963-66.), “Industrija Import Inženjering”, Beograd (1978), “Arhitekt”, Beograd (1979), kao i u biroima u Ženevi i Parizu. Novinarsku karijeru razvijala je u mnogim časopisima kao saradnik: “Ana”, Beograd (1989-94), “Eva”, Beograd (1993-94), “Bazar”, Beograd (1994-i dalje), “Kuća stil”, Beograd (1994-i dalje), “Jefimija”, Beograd (1998) i “Turistički svet”, Beograd (2017 i dalje). Funkciju glavnog i odgovornog urednika imala je u časopisima “Eva & Adam”, Beograd (1994), kao i online časopisu “BONI”, Beograd (1999-2001), a bila je i zamenik glavnog i odgovornog urednika časopisa “ASTRO svet”, Novi Sad (1996). U svoj portfoliju ima više od 200 intervjua sa poznatim ličnostima u zemlji i inostranstvu, kao i više od 300 reportaža o arhitekturi i dizajnu.

“Klaus K” – Helsinki: The hotel of epic and style

“Klaus K” – Helsinki: The hotel of epic and style

A weft for the design of hotel „Klaus K“ was the Kalevala epic, according to which in 1938 a film about the medieval nobleman Klaus Kurki, was made...The same year,  on the upper doorpost of the hotel’s door, made of the famous Virolahti granite, his name was engraved. With the mantra „epic and stile“, together with reputable architects from SARC... More »
Les Bains – Paris: “Crazy” luxurious new age chic

Les Bains – Paris: “Crazy” luxurious new age chic

With the great media attention and presence of numerous foreign and domestic celebrities, a new hotel was opened in Paris, which does not belong to any global hotel chain – Les Bains Hotel, to the joy of those who like retro but also "crazy" luxurious new age chic. The history of Les Bains Hotel began 130 years ago. It was a public bath, but when, in the 1960’s,... More »
Journey through Slovenian Istria - Kras - Slovenian Provence

Journey through Slovenian Istria - Kras - Slovenian Provence

The Slovenian Istria is situated between the Karst field and the Adriatic Sea. The Karst filed is a hilly area with rivers, lakes, large vineyards, deciduous trees, lavender fields, horse farms, the sea scent, mostly mild climate and soft glittering colors. Real Provence like landscape. We discovered this magical, to many unknown, Slovenia on a journey prepared by MGM Media Optima for the... More »
Unique hotel design: Global story - Hotel „3,14“

Unique hotel design: Global story - Hotel „3,14“

Cannes hotel "3,14", which is one block away from the sea and still close to the beach, is anything but common, starting with the name "3,14", which represents the mathematically irrational number "PI". It is conceived as a land of five continents. Each floor is named after one continent with the appropriate design, smell, color, music... More »
Unique hotel design: Hotel „Semiramis“ – Athens

Unique hotel design: Hotel „Semiramis“ – Athens

Athens design hotel "Semiramid", whose design is signed by Karim Rashid, a famous industrial designer, is a real challenge for a modern passenger who is informed, educated, with a global view of the world. The hotel is "techno-organic" - with plenty of soft lines and fluid shapes. It is full of artwork, the latest plasma TVs, trendy music devices... Furniture, materials,... More »
Hotel Gramercy Park, New York - The beauty of hotel living

Hotel Gramercy Park, New York - The beauty of hotel living

Ian Schrager, the father of famous New York discotheque "Studio 54", today undoubtedly one of most respected entrepreneurs in America, has offered an exceptional place to New York City – the Gramercy Park Hotel. In 2001, he and artist Julian Schnabel began to make something unseen by then. Rich colours and numerous art objects, together with furniture specially designed for the... More »
Art-deco forever - exciting, full of surprises: Hotel Thoumieux in Paris

Art-deco forever - exciting, full of surprises: Hotel Thoumieux in Paris

At the mention of the hotel Thoumieux most people smile, because it lasts for decades and opposes all Parisian hotels – palaces thanks to its soft glamour, the prominent hit atmosphere, interesting design of the India Mahdavi architect, and especially the skill of its promoter, Thierry Coste, known by the ability to attract the most interesting people in the world to his hotels and... More »
Mama Shelter - new hotel star of Belgrade

Mama Shelter - new hotel star of Belgrade

Above the shopping center in Rajićeva street, the new hotel star of Belgrade was comfortably accommodated – Mama Shelter Hotel. I visited two of these hotels in France, one in Paris, the other in Lyon, but the Belgrade’s "Mama Shelter" is completely different: it is bigger and more beautiful! And also, in the most beautiful place! For more than 50 years, this location... More »
Badrut Palace - Sent Moritz: Hotel for a ski jet set

Badrut Palace - Sent Moritz: Hotel for a ski jet set

They say that skiing was born in the Swiss city of St. Moritz, where the sun continually shines for 300 days a year, and the height of the snow reaches 40 cm. Hence there is a claim that this place has a "champagne climate". There is the most famous hotel Badrut Palace - a place where old pastoral world and new glamour meet. More »
On the wild West

On the wild West

On the slopes of the magnificent Grand Teton National Park in the state of Wyoming – USA is located the luxury Aman Resorts property – Amangani. This luxury resort, whose name in the Indonesian language means "quiet home", reflects the influence of the culture of indigenous people and the refined and rustic elegance of the western style. More »
Modern fairy-tail

Modern fairy-tail

Situated in a wooded surrounding of an alpine garden on the slope’s edge, in the exclusive Chourchevel district, the French Hotel de Charme les Airelles is truly regarded as the most exclusive and most expensive winter hotel in the world. Here come guests who love top luxury, incomparable comfort and accommodation so close to the stars... More »
With Serge Trigano, author of the trendy concept Mama Shelter

With Serge Trigano, author of the trendy concept Mama Shelter

The Trigano family has always considered socializing a great thing in every person's life. Based on this idea, the Club Med was born, from which today the whole chain of "Mama Shelter" hotels was created, whose concept was created by Serge Trigano, in cooperation with the architect Rolan Castro and designer Philip Stark, who with his design invited the "urban" guests... More »
120 years pride of hotel industry: Ritz - hotel of Princes

120 years pride of hotel industry: Ritz - hotel of Princes

In the Paris Hotel Ritz people enter feeling timid. So many events, mysteries, historical moments, exceptional guests ... put this hotel in the most prestigious place in the world hotel industry. Not everyone can enter there, not even permanent guests if they didn't make reservation for at least a cup of coffee. Hotel Ritz has become a strong bastion through which only well-tested guests... More »
Makweti Safari Lodge: Five stars lost in space

Makweti Safari Lodge: Five stars lost in space

Located in the north the South African Union, several kilometres away from Mozambique, Makweti Safari Lodge can surprise and also scare you, because of the combination of unusual attractive location and luxury interior with animals that walk freely at a distance of only a few meters. All lodges are connected with the main building, where are located reception desk and restaurant, with wooden,... More »
Ulusaba: Hotel for brave adventurers

Ulusaba: Hotel for brave adventurers

Deep in the deepest woods of South Africa, surrounded by “5 magnificent” - elephant, lion, hippo, buffalo and leopard – is settled the Ulusaba lodge, owned by the businessman, famous adventurist, conqueror of earth, sea and sky – Englishman ser Richard Branson. Ulusaba is situated on the top of granite rocks and consists of two lodge cabins: Safari Lodge and Rock Lodge... More »
Bristol Paris, Paris: the Hotel you enter with respect

Bristol Paris, Paris: the Hotel you enter with respect

A hundred meters away from the Presidential Palace is situated the Hotel Bristol Paris, one of the most elegant, the largest and most beautiful architecturally designed hotels in Paris, in which for many reasons people enter with respect, the hotel which, since the time of its opening until today, has been the meeting place of the world's elite. It was built in the twenties of the last... More »
LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Kran - Montana: Alps flower hotel

LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Kran - Montana: Alps flower hotel

It used to be called "Mon Blan" and was a small family hotel, very well known in the southern region of Switzerland. Then it grew, changed its name to "LeCrans Hotel & Spa" and became an elegant and exclusive meeting place for rich eager guests, as well as floral arrangements in your plate! More »