Subtitled "a magazine for new dimensions of living", Hiše ("Houses") magazine is a research and educational bi-monthly publication co-funded by 28 companies engaged in the housing construction and furnishing industries. It has been published by Zavod Big – Center for creative economy of Southeast Europe since 1999 in Slovenian language. The magazine explores the most influential architectural trends, discovers breathtaking architectural projects, and presents good architectural practices from the local region and beyond, with a particular focus on individual housing and interior design. It features interviews and reviews of books on architecture. Special issues are dedicated to creating a better living environment, sustainable development, and the greater use of renewable and environment-friendly materials.
From 2009 to 2017 the Hiše Awards were awarded for the best individual housing project at the Big Architecture Festival, organised by Zavod Big together with Hiše Magazine.
Every October, Zavod Big organises the Month of Design in Ljubljana with a number of events happening throughout the city, among them, the Big Architecture Festival.
Since 2018, the BigSEE Awards are now bestowed during the Month of Design to the best designers and architects from the 19-country SEE region in the following categories: Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design, Tourism Design and Wood Design. In addition, the National Design Awards are granted to the best designers in Slovenia.