Kovačnica
Designing cultures.

Selected projects and collaborations present the range of expertise and knowledge of Kovačnica’s founders and associates.

Armstrong Place

United States
Armstrong Place

David Baker Architects

Anne Kovač, architect in design development team

An urban mixed-use affordable housing community in San Francisco, California that received the 2012 Urban Land Institute’s Global Award for Excellence.

Edible Wild Plants Encyclopedia

Croatia
Edible Wild Plants Encyclopedia

Aleksandar Kovač, Damir Bralić

Design of this comprehensive encyclopedia of edible wild plants aimed to present rich information about each plant in a practical format and layout. Each plant is represented through photographs, taxonomy and description, harvesting seasons and potential plant uses. This approach ensured it became a favourite botanical and culinary reference for professionals and amateurs alike.

Genera corporate ID

Croatia
Genera corporate ID

Aleksandar Kovač, Nika Pavlinek and Damir Prizmić

Corporate identity design for Genera pharmaceutical company.

Midori Building

Japan
Midori Building

Shinsaku Munemoto & Associates Architects

Anne Kovač, project architect in concept and design development team

An urban mixed-use building that introduces a vertical green space into Kyoto’s central shopping district. The planted facade and roof set a precedent for minimizing the heat island effect in Kyoto and translates the traditional language of the inner garden in Japan into a modern typology.

X-RAY Exhibition

Japan
X-RAY Exhibition

Shinsaku Munemoto & Associates Architects

Anne Kovač, exhibition and interactive exhibit design

An exhibition on the history of X-ray technology with hands-on exhibits meant to engage both specialists and the general public. The highest grossing exhibition to date in the museum’s history.

Lightfold Lighting

Japan
Lightfold Lighting

Anne Kovač, chief designer

An interior light of wood and paper construction. Inspired by the machi-ya townhouses of Kyoto, it connects the traditional crafts of Kyoto washi producers with contemporary design.

Medical Intertrade, Company profile

Croatia
Medical Intertrade, Company profile

Aleksandar Kovač, Anne Kovač, Nika Pavlinek

Medical Intertrace has built a fine reputation as a company where good business is a direct result of good practices toward its workers and business partners. Annual company profile booklets present results of this practice in an informative yet easy-to-follow format.

Paseo Senter Community

United States
Paseo Senter Community

David Baker Architects

Anne Kovač, architect in design development team

An urban mixed-use affordable housing community in Silicon Valley that received the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing Community by Design Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design.

RAGA gallery

Croatia
RAGA gallery

Nika Pavlinek, Aleksandar Kovač

Visual identity design for art exhibition space in Zagreb.

Culture & Education

  • Art Pavillion in Zagreb
  • Benesse
  • Croatian academic research network
  • Croatian Designers Society
  • Entertainment Computing 2010
  • Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb
  • Glyptotheque, HR
  • Klovićevi dvori gallery
  • Kyoto Center for Community Collaboration
  • Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • Kyoto University Museum
  • Mimara Museum
  • Mali Brijun design & architecture workshop
  • Motovun design & architecture workshop
  • RAGA Workers' gallery
  • University of Zagreb, School of Design

State Organizations

  • Croatian Chamber of Economy
  • Croatian Design Center
  • Croatian Tourist Board
  • Government of Japan, Embassy of Japan to Croatia
  • Croatian Ministry of European Integrations
  • Croatian Ministry of Science, Education & Sports

Architecture & Design

  • Bestias
  • David Baker Architects
  • Domus Studio Architects
  • Helena Paver Njirić, architect
  • Jacobs Fulton Design
  • Melita Rački, architect
  • Nenad Fabijanić, architect
  • Nika Pavlinek design office
  • RKD
  • Shinsaku Munemoto & Assoc. Architects
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Food & Health

  • Genera Pharmaceuticals
  • Herba Laboratories
  • Iće&Piće magazine
  • Ljekarne Joukhadar
  • Medical Intertrade
  • Microcide
  • Obiteljska stabla
  • Osteogrow
  • Vitamedera
  • Yves Ponroy
  • Zdrav život magazine

Hardware & Software

  • Avanti Corporation
  • SCM Microsystems
  • Silicon Graphics International
  • FileZilla
  • Crown and Cutlass
  • OpenOffice
  • OpenPawn
  • Syner
  • Inkscape
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Sail
  • ichi10
  • Synopsys
  • ZoxBox

PR & Advertising

  • Designsystem
  • Public Image
  • Publicis
  • Sintagma Media

Law & Finance

  • Allianz Insurance
  • Croatia Insurance
  • NUMO
  • Rafael Krešić, attorney at law
  • Reiffeisen
  • Podravska banka
  • Zagrebačka banka

Hospitality & Transport

  • Akrobata
  • British Airways
  • Croatia Airlines
  • H-Air
  • Ritz Carlton

Construction & Energy

  • BRIDGE Housing
  • Charities Housing
  • Osaka Gas Company
  • Zagreb Montaža Grupa

Industry

  • DDPRINT
  • Ex Libris
  • LG
  • Peugeot
  • Shimadzu
  • Sony Corporation
  • Toto