Kosovan team finalist of YA Competition

Announced by the YAC – Young Architects Competition the international architectural competition launched last month the Observatory Houses competition aiming to find a new use for Roccascalegna taking advantage of the potential of an oneiric setting with remarkable skies. The aim of this contest of ideas was to create...

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Gëzim Paçarizi at TEDxTirana

"Architecture can improve people’s lives" speech of Gëzim Paçarizi at TEDxTirana. Gëzim strongly believes that Architecture should improve peoples lives. A city should be a good place to live. A School should inspire learning. A House should be a place inspiring happiness....

"Architecture can improve peop...

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Termokiss

Termokiss is a community-run center in Prishtina with the mission of urban and civil exchange, reflection and change making. It all started in summer 2016 when 45 volunteers were brought together in order to revitalize an abandoned building with the aim of empowering youngsters in Prishtina....

Termokiss is a community-run c...

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The National Judo Center

The National Judo center whose design HomeProject Studio completed a few months ago as the winner of the competition announced by Ministry of Culture and Sports, will be built within Peja's center, on the "Madeleine Albright" street - an area that is all surrounded by...

The National Judo center whose...

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The Museum of Nature by G+A Architects

G+A Architects have shared with us their project proposal for the Museum of Nature Competition. Through the design phase the bureau has seriously taken into consideration the impact of the new building into the surrounding area covered in soft pines, neighboring houses, sport fields and...

G+A Architects have shared wit...

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Barrio B by Ardi CC

We believe architecture in Kosova is growing to a better place, daily more works of our local practices are being advertised on international architectural websites. Therefore we would like to bring you  the latest work from ARDI CC, Barrio B lounge bar, published recently on...

We believe architecture in K...

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NEW PRISHTINA HORIZON

BMA have proposed 95,000 square meters mixed used development in Prishtina, a design proposal characterized by different scales and typologies demanding a new approach, to the current developments in Prishtina. The project aims at an evolutionary development of these housing typologies. Whereas the project is still under...

BMA have proposed 95,000 squar...

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KAF: Back to the Future

Kosovo Architecture Festival progressing from Prishtina Architecture Week will this year for the first time in its history take place not only in Prishtina, but other major cities in Kosovo! New cities, new concept KAF will also expand from an architecture week to a festival. Rich programme...

Kosovo Architecture Festival p...

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Museum Of Natural History

Hidroing-DK has won the first prize in a local competition to design the new “Museum of Natural History” in Prishtina. Selected over many other proposals, the winning scheme by Hidroing-DK concept as described by the authors as a connection to the sky, with the creator, through the gallery where...

Hidroing-DK has won the first ...

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Ciao Berto showroom by Molos Group

From the architect. Inspired by the form of trees in the wood, this furniture company showroom, takes an artistic form, a sculpture on itself. Brown is a natural, down-to-earth neutral color. Since it is found mostly in wood, the facade represents it with a brown combined...

From the architect. Inspi...

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German Embassy in Pristina

German Embassy in Pristina – Kosovo, contracted the architecture office “Ferizi + Ferizi Architects” to plan and implement an Annex Office building for their purposes. As detached part of this building is designed the waiting area, as alone standing structure. By removing the flexible exterior wall...

German Embassy in Pristina –...

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KODRINA MASTER PLAN

Studio Libeskind in collaboration with architect of record Murseli Architects + Partners has won an international competition for the masterplan of ”Kodrina” complex in Prishtina, Kosovo. More images and architect's description on following. Studio Libeskind (in collaboration with !melk and Buro Happold Engineering) has won the international design...

Studio Libeskind in collaborat...

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VERANDA F2

Beginning from the solution of urban geometry through the simplicity of geometric forms to achieve the architectural complex by VIZARK & Bau Academy, which at the same time should ensure the functionality, reliability and the privacy of residents which actually constitute a building, a function,...

Beginning from the solution of...

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“OLD BAZAAR” third place winner

The third prize - proposal by Fatlum Radoniqi and Arben Vërzivolli in collaboration with IVANIŠIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI. Located in the historic centre, the project site (8600m²) is characterized by its own edge, unlike other much smaller surrounding parcels. Clear limits suggested that we take advantage of...

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“OLD BAZAAR” Competition winner

The main idea of FERIZI+FERIZI architects, the winning entry of the “OLD BAZAAR” competition announced by the Municipality of Prishtina is to create an open, passable public space – a square that allows residents and visitors to enjoy all types of activities, especially the city’s Green market. With...

The main idea of FERIZI+FERIZI...

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The Peja Hill Project

In the south-west part of Peja, 2 km from the city center, the newest most modern and urban planned project, has started taking form. The new project called PejaHill is the newest neighborhood of Peja's city. With 3 types of houses (Type A, B and C)...

In the south-west part of Peja...

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VETERNIK Complex by KONAK Construction

The project of  Veternik complex is designed by KONAK Construction which mainly targets individuals and groups looking for a living place with a higher quality environment and visually attractive. The Veternik project includes,  different indigenous buildings with multipurpose areas intersecting each other in forming a modern complex. The Veternik...

The project of  Veternik comp...

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“SHEHU” SHOWROOM BY ARBERSHALA|ARCHITECTS

The idea of the design is based on decades of carpentry tradition of the Shehu family. The design started from sketches of wood stairs, rectangular forms into forming a structure with contemporary lines. The façade of the building is designed from recycled wood panels, formerly...

The idea of the design is base...

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FLOWER MARKET BY ALFA PRODUCT

There is enough space in our lives to enrich with flowers and beautiful flower shops in the cities. The Municipality of Prishtina opened a competition for the best flower shop design and adjustment of the area behind the “Skenderbeu” statue opposite the Governments facility. Among all...

There is enough space in our l...

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BOOK CORNER IN PRISHTINA

The Book Corner Project is an idea initiated by the Municipality of Prishtina as an open competition for all architects. This idea began as a need to increase the awareness of the public opinion about the value of books and to promote some Publishing Houses. Prishtina,...

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The VXA Project

The two architectural companies’ one from Kosovo and the other from Switzerland collaborated in a project of building a house for the private investor. The house was built in a hill overlooking the city of Prishtina, away from the overcrowded city, the environment offers a wide...

The two architectural companie...

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Kosovo opens a plant for solar panels

Renewable energy has become very popular in a polluted world and with exhausted earth energy resources. One of the major innovation in renewable energy are the solar panels. Solar panels refers to a panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for...

Renewable energy has become ve...

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Spitali i ri pediatrik-kirurgjik

Emiratet e Bashkuara Arabe (EBA) do të japin 22 milionë euro për ndërtimin e një spitali të ri pediatrik-kirurgjik në kuadër të Qendrës Klinike Universitare të Kosovës. Pamjet nga projekti ideor për Spitalin e ri Pediatrik-Kirurgjik të Fëmijëve, i cili do të fillojë të ndërtohet në...

Emiratet e Bashkuara Arabe (EB...

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V.G. Construction Building

Studio ARCADIS have recently designed a new administrative Building for the city of Prishtina. Their project, "V.G. Construction Building” will be located south of the Prishtina city, in Veternik, an area set for the new development of the city. More images and architects’ description after the break. V.G. Construction building, is...

Studio ARCADIS have recently ...

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City’s library proposal by XL architects

Designed by XL Architects, their library proposal project is a model of a public library meant for neighborhood libraries. The library project proposed for "Dardania" neighborhood, a part of the city which has been developing dynamically for the past few years, especially due to large-scale property development...

Designed by XL Architects, the...

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Prizren’s new stadium proposal

Football fans of Prizren’s main football club KF Liria, which competes on the elite league of Kosova, will have a new standard 15,000 seats stadium according to borozani.com, a local sports’ daily. This new arrangement involves the redevelopment of the Prizren’s city stadium “Perparim Thaci” and it’s surrounding...

Football fans of Prizren’s m...

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Klan KOSOVA Television

“Klan KOSOVA Television” is one of the first examples of industrial building transformation in Kosovo (it was one a manufacturing plant for shock absorbers). It is seen as a model on raising people’s awareness in recycling and reusing materials. The architectural concepts generated from reused and recycled...

“Klan KOSOVA Television” i...

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Gjakova park third prize proposal

Along the cobblestone streets, the architectural ensemble of the Old Bazaar emphasizes the importance of the cultural and historical values knitted by the society of the city of Gjakova over the years. The planning stages in ways that support civic engagement and continue with the...

Along the cobblestone streets,...

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ONUP Talks 2014: Lulzim Kabashi

IVANIŠIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI is a research oriented, open architectural practice founded by Krunoslav Ivanišin and Lulzim Kabashi in Dubrovnik and Zagreb in 2003, active in fields of architectural design and urban planning. They have won a number of design competitions in Croatia and abroad and...

IVANIŠIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKT...

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ONUP Talks 2014: Besian Mehmeti

In this video lecture during ONUP Talks 14 by Besian Mehmeti, founder or BM Architects, discusses the pros and cons on participation on international and local competitions, sharing with us their approach and the process that characterizes an architectural competition. Find out more about BM Architects'...

In this video lecture during...

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ONUP Talks 2014: Fatlum Radoniqi

Architect Fatlum Radoniqi, has given a lecture at ONUP Talks 2014 on "Home or Abroad" experience and his designing approach. Fatlum begin his talk by introducing his first years on architecture and the professional growth as an expatriate. Learn more about Fatlum's work by watching the video above....

Architect Fatlum Radoniqi,...

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ONUP Talks 2014 lectures

Exactly one year ago to this date we started the ONUP Talks series, where with the support of the Kosovar Ministry of Diaspora, we organized the symposium ONUP Talks 14: “Home or Abroad”, with diaspora professionals which have learned "habits" and "craft" from schools/places where they...

Exactly one year ago to this d...

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Correction to Gjakova’s Park…

As a follow up to our recent post Gjakova’s park Competition, it has been confirmed by one of the participants to the competition that the winners presented by our editorial are mistakenly shared. Apart from the winning proposal awarded to URBAN PLUS, the collaboration of architects...

As a follow up to our recent p...

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NARTEL CENTER

Located in the future building complex of the Lakrishte neighborhood, a new apartment building has been inserted into the existing context with remarkable ease. Architects of Nartel Company designed a composition based on the area's rise scale, which has made possible the incorporation of a higher...

Located in the future building...

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Revitalization of Adem Jashari Square?

Based on anonymously-presented submission, Shpend Ahmeti the mayor of Prishtina announced on his official Facebook profile, the project for the revitalization of Adem Jashari square floor, located in between the Municipality and the Assembly of Kosova. Revitalizing of Adem Jashari Square is a priority for the City...

Based on anonymously-presented...

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Ecoweek Prishtina 2015

EcoWEEK Prishtina 2015 shpalle vitin e dyte te ngjarjes , e cila do te mbahet kete vit nga 27 Shtatori deri me 04 Tetor 2015, ne Modelarium – Fakulteti i Arkitektures, Prishtine. ECOWEEK Prishtina eshte nje platforme konsultative per veprim te perbashket, e cila ndjek parimet e edukimit,...

EcoWEEK Prishtina 2015 shpall...

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Villa 70 by MADEN Group

In a pocket of countryside between Mitrovica and Prishtina, lying in a small plot of no more than 200 square meters, the architects of the local firm MADEN Group, recently designed and built a 70 square meters vacation house. Architects’ description and images, after the break. Villa...

In a pocket of countryside bet...

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NM HOUSE by Arcadis Studio

The private housing market for single families is one of the only fields that the architects in Kosova still have some freedom to innovate and explore new conceptual and spatial possibilities. The project of ARCADIS Studio, is a good example of this fact. Designed by...

The private housing market for...

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Spatial Emotions book

Akademia Evolucion Interior Design department is launching an international book with the title Spatial Emotions on March 2015. It is aimed to reach variety of readers through the field of design, especially design students through English and Albanian speaking countries. Akademi Evolucion welcomes designers’ articles related...

Akademia Evolucion Interior De...

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National Library celebrates 70 years

The architectural creature of the famous Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjakovic, celebrated yesterday its 7th decade birthday. Listed as one of the most unpleasant constructions ever build, our national pride stands high above the critics with its overall figure, reminding us of our past, sheltering many...

The architectural creature of ...

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U.S. Embassy in Prishtina

Birmigham Business Journal reports that BL Harbert International has been commissioned for building works of the American Embassy in Prishtina, designed by New York’s Davis Brody Bond architects and planners. Read the full article by bizjournals.com after the break. Birmingham-based BL Harbert International will build the new...

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DIDA House by Pacarizi

The private housing market for single families is one of the few architectural structures that is positively changing during the recent years in Kosova. It is where architects still have the opportunity and some freedom to innovate and explore new conceptual and spatial possibilities. This...

The private housing market for...

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Follow up: Architecture in Kosova

Dear readers, 5 years ago since we started ONUP we have featured our magazine portal in various social networks, including here FLICKR, an image hosting and video hosting website. Therefore starting of today we will feature a selection from our Flick group, showing on this round photos of different...

Dear readers, 5 years ago sinc...

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International College in Mitrovica

In the multiethnic city and one of the oldest urban settlements of Kosova, Mitrovica, the new building of the International College opened last autumn, with the other one following at the other side of the “divided” city. The already build building, designed by URBAN Plus, is...

In the multiethnic city and o...

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Out of three, none started!

Even though over one million Euros of this year’s budget were planned for capital investments on the field of architecture, the Municipality of Prishtina still hasn't spent a dime on them in over a year. The three major projects which were planned to begin this year, still...

Even though over one million E...

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Remembering and forgetting as action

by Tevfik Rada - This editorial was originally translated to English by Ares Shporta. The rulers of each era tend to manipulate our environment, change it according to their own ideology, erase and re-create memory, in the doing of which they have a variety of methods available. Sometimes it happens...

by Tevfik Rada - This editor...

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VIDEO: “Boro-Ramizi” Center

  We’ve just stumbled upon this awesome video on a TV show made in 1975 by the local Television of Prishtina, showing the enthusiasm of the capital's inhabitants, respectively employees of different companies for the construction of sports and recreation facilities, which then would be called Social Sports...

  We’ve just stumbled ...

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ONUP Talks on “Home or Abroad”

ONUP Talks is debuting on its first edition, as an architecture symposium organized by ONUP Platform with the support of the Kosovar Ministry of Diaspora, on a series of talks by well-known Kosovan architects and artists living and working all around the world. The event will...

ONUP Talks is debuting on its ...

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