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Copenhagen Architecture Festival Summer School 2018

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ABOUT The CAFx Summer School 2018 will focus on architectural space as a tool for social integration in Skagen. The town of Skagen is the northernmost town in Denmark, located on the top of the Jutland peninsula. It is widely known for the Scandinavian artist colony ’Skagensmalerne’, who assembled and worked in Skagen from the late 1870s until the turn of the century. But it is also one of Denmark’s main fishing ports, and the unique nature in the area in addition to the large number of architectural and cultural sights attract up to two million tourists annually, making it…

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Elevation – How Drones Will Change Cities

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Drones will transform cities, revolutionising how people travel, how goods are delivered and how buildings look and are constructed, according to a documentary by Dezeen. “Aerial highways” will relieve pressure on roads as deliveries and human transportation take to the skies in unmanned electric vehicles. Architecture will change dramatically as the ground floor entrance is replaced by rooftop landing, parking and recharging zones and deliveries arrive via specially constructed portals on the sides of buildings. This vision of the future is set out in Elevation, a new documentary created by online architecture magazine Dezeen (www.dezeen.com). Humans will soon be travelling…

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Call to KAF Volunteers

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Kosovo Architecture Foundation calls all students and enthusiasts of architecture from Kosovo and beyond to contribute in organizing the Kosovo Architecture Festival, which will be held from the 2nd of July till the 1st of October 2018. The potential candidate should be available for at least 7 days from the 29’th of June till the 9’th of July. All interested should send a short CV together with their contacts till 15th of June to media@prishtinaarchitectureweek.com    

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The Kosovo National Library Conservation plan is out

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Few days ago our seminal work on the Conservation and Management of the Kosovo National Library was out and on this occasion we must thank the numerous individuals that have helped us realize this project. On behalf of myself and the Kosovo Architecture Foundation team, I must thank the Getty Foundation for providing the financial support and guidance necessary to conduct this project. Through their program: “Keeping It Modern” this project was possible. It comes at a critical time for the health of the National Library as there are numerous systems such as the roof, windows, moisture protection and plumbing…

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AIA Europe Conference held in Prishtina

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AIA Continental Europe Chapter held its annual conference on architecture and urbanism in Prishtina. The Kosovo Architecture Foundation is immensely proud that it had the honor to be part of this great event and help out with the organization.  Our greatest of appreciation goes for Bard Rama who made this conference possible and brought eminent architects and planners from Europe and beyond to Prishtina. The head of the Kosovo Architecture Foundation Bekim Ramku, held two presentations during the event. The first was a lecture on the Prishtina Mosque Competition proposal by the late Zaha Hadid in collaboration with the OUD+Architects…

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Future Architecture Platform Announces new Advisory Board

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Future Architecture platform, key exchange and networking platform for European Architecture announces the formation of the Future Architecture Advisory Board, a group of renowned leaders, researchers, curators and practitioners selected to advise the platform in ensuring quality performance, taking advantage of opportunities to achieve its overall goals and stronger international positioning. © Phi by Phi (Calum Bowden, Cory Levinson, Aliaksandra Smirnova, Artem Stepanov, Aiwen Yin) Matevž Čelik, leader of the Future Architecture platform points out: “After two years of successful operation on the international architectural scene, the platform is developing towards closer integration of the programmes of renowned European cultural operators in the field…

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3rd CALL FOR IDEAS

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  With the 3rd Call for Ideas the Future Architecture platform invites multi-disciplinary emerging creatives who work on transformative projects and ideas for the future of architecture to apply for participation in the European Architecture Program in 2018. The Future Architecture platform acts as a key platform for exchange and networking for European architecture and integrates some of Europe’s most important architectural events. The platform enables architecture museums, festivals, producers, publishers, agencies, academic institutions and multi-disciplinary emerging professionals to easily connect and build joint projects. The European Architecture program invites emerging talents to get involved with 20 established architectural institutions and…

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Documenting Modern Kosovo Prishtina Workshop

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Docomomo_Kosovo national working party will be organizing a documentation workshop in major Kosovo cities during the months of August, September and October 2017. The “Documenting Modern Kosovo” workshop, which will be organized in the cities of Prishtina, Gjakova, Peja, Mitrovica, Ferizaj and Prizren, aims to document a set of buildings belonging to the Modern Movement in Kosovo. The documentation workshop, which will use the Docomomo documentation fiche’s will serve as a base for the inventory of Modernism in Kosovo as well for the Docomomo “MoMove” Virtual Exhibition. Docomomo is the international working party for the Documentation of buildings, sites and…

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Documenting Modern Kosovo

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Docomomo_Kosovo national working party will be organizing a documentation workshop in major Kosovo cities during the months of August, September and October 2017. The “Documenting Modern Kosovo” workshop, which will be organized in the cities of Prishtina, Gjakova, Peja, Mitrovica, Ferizaj and Prizren, aims to document a set of buildings belonging to the Modern Movement in Kosovo. The documentation workshop, which will use the Docomomo documentation fiche’s will serve as a base for the inventory of Modernism in Kosovo as well for the Docomomo “MoMove” Virtual Exhibition. Docomomo is the international working party for the Documentation of buildings, sites and…

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Recording Small Worlds: Gjakova

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During 24 hours in Gjakova, (10am to 10am) we will discuss, create, and present films about places in the city which allow one to withdraw from the public gaze—however momentarily, and be alone. Not metaphorically, but actual places, outside of the home, that provide cover. These places change from day to night. Participants must explore the city by time of day. Participants will fan out across the town and make short films using their phone cameras and device-based editing tools. We will screen the results for an audience on Sunday. Interview and the presentation of facts is encouraged but not…

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