Intersectional public space

By | News, Workshops

EN/ 1-5 July 2019 Prishtina offers a wide range of public space: The pedestrian friendly area in the city center bordered with shops and cafés; the neighborhoods of the Yugoslavian era with their landscaped surrounding including sport facilities and playgrounds. However, the newer settlements at the edge of town offer a different image. The open spaces of this  “Parallel City” are often subordinated to motorized traffic, oblivious to site specificities or inhabitants needs and relying on mono-functionality. The build environment defines who we are and we, as architects, carry a responsibility in promoting social equity. We will investigate through an…

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Jessica Bizzoni

By | Lectures, News

EN/ Born 1990 in Italy, Jessica is an artist fascinated by build environment, technology and the use of space which reflects on contemporary behaviors of everyday life. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven with an environmental art installation and a spatial design research, she hold an MA in Photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Art of Antwerp. Her Multi-disciplinary practice comes from a systematic process of investigation, with a spirit for intuitive experimentation as a means of expression. She has been working in the creative fields for international studios as Studio Zimoun (CH), The Metropolitan Art Centre (UK),…

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Dean Lah

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EN/ Dean Lah was born in 1971 in Maribor, Slovenia and graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture in 1998. In the same year he cofounded the architectural office Enota where he works as partner architect ever since. For his work in Enota he received many architectural awards, his work has been presented on numerous exhibitions and published in professional and broad interest publications all over the world. Dean lectures at architectural schools, conferences and symposiums in Slovenia and abroad. Since 2016 he is teaching at Architectural Department of University of Maribor. With intention to promote the importance of architectural…

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Celine Baumann

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EN/ Céline Baumann is a French landscape architect based in Switzerland. She studied at the Akademie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam and the Ecole du Paysage de Versailles, completing a master of landscape architecture cum laude in 2010. She has collaborated with the offices Inside-Outside / Petra Blaisse in Amsterdam, atelier le balto and Topotek 1 in Berlin before to start her own studio in Basel. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of contexts, reflecting her personal interest in international exchange and cross-cultural environments. She aims through an intersectional lens to create dynamic open spaces, informed by the…

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Jeffrey Shumaker

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EN/ Jeffrey Shumaker, AICP, Assoc. AIA, has been working at the intersection of architecture and city planning for more than twenty years, in both the public and private sectors, with a particular focus on the design and programming of the public realm. Most recently Jeffrey served as the Director of Urban Planning and Design for KPF, a global architecture and planning practice based in NYC, working on projects in China, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. Before that, Jeffrey served as the Chief Urban Designer for NYC, joining the Department of City Planning (DCP) in 2007 under then Commissioner Amanda Burden…

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KAF 2019 call for volunteers

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EN/ 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 1st of July till the 30th of September 2019. The potential candidate should be available for at least 7 days from the 29th of June till the 9th of July. All interested should send a short CV together with their contacts till 12th of June to events.kaf@gmail.com SHQ/ Fondacioni Kosovar i Arkitekturës fton studentët dhe entuziastët e arkitekturës nga Kosova dhe jashtë saj për të kontribuar në organizimin e Festivalit të Arkitekturës në…

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Dezeen Awards 2019 Longlist revealed

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An art gallery built into a sand dune, Europe’s first underwater restaurant, a bunker-like apartment, a sustainable algae micro-farm for the home and the world’s first modular hearing aid feature on the Dezeen Awards 2019 longlists. Dezeen Awards identifies the world’s most outstanding new architecture, interiors and design with diverse longlists of international projects, products and studios. With the 2019 edition attracting more than 4,500 entries from 87 countries, the Dezeen Awards longlist offers a global perspective on the world’s most oustanding new design, architecture and interiors. It also champions both emerging and established studios at the zenith of their creativity. A…

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“The Parallel City” KAF’s 2019 Theme

By | Events, News

The 2019 Kosovo Architecture Festival theme will be “The Parallel City”. This year KAF intends to document urban phenomenons in Prishtina and its surroundings. As in previous edition, KAF invited internationally renowned scholars, architects, planners, filmmakers and theoreticians to lead workshops and hold public lectures. During the second week of June KAF will announce the program for the July cycle of events. The festival will be held from the 1st of July till the 1st of October.

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 shortlisted projects

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The 20 shortlisted projects for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today.  The projects will compete for US$ 1 million in prize money. In January, an independent Master Jury reviewed hundreds of nominations. The 20 shortlisted projects   are now undergoing rigorous investigations by a team of experts who visit and evaluate each project on-site.  Their reports are the basis for the Master Jury’s selection of the eventual laureates. It should be noted that projects commissioned by the Aga Khan or any of the institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) are ineligible for the Award. To…

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