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  • Architectural research
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  • Research on administrative object
  • Research on social facilities
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  • Academic analysis and research by UBT teaching staff

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Works from 2021

Identifying required social changes to avoid gaps in development of regenerative built environment, Ferhat Bejtullahu

Integrated Cross- border Spatial Planning, Binak Beqaj

Benefits of digitalization of Construction permit process case study Prishtina Municipality, Lulzim Beqiri and Zejnulla Rexhepi

Natural lighting of museums, Shkurte Dalipi and Arbër Sadiki

Housing as an Important Component in Municipal Development Plans and Zonal Maps of Municipalities in the Republic of Kosovo, Ramë Hamzaj

The details in traditional dwelling unit “Kulla”, Zekë Islamaj and Bekim Ceko

Analysis of the Urban Structure and Revitalization of the Vasil Andoni Street in the Historic Zone of Prishtina, Besar Jagxhiu and Art Agushi

Analyses of draft MDP of Prishtina as process and content, vs Kosovo national Law on Spatial Planning and European Spatial Development Perspective?, Elvida Pallaska

Comparison of cultural heritage legislation in the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Croatia, Zejnulla Rexhepi

Paradigm Shift toward Regenerative Construction – Drivers and Barriers, Blerta Vula Rizvanolli, Edeltraud Haselsteiner, Paola Villoria Sáez, and Odysseas Kontovourkis

Archistructures – back to origins, F. H. Selmani and Bledian Nela

Architectural Design Studio: the systematics of design processes – creativity and innovation within settled and emergent methods and strategies, Banush Shyqeriu

The Poetics and Politics of Ornament: a struggle for historical continuity and innovation in Kosovo, Banush Shyqeriu

The quest and the necessity for Affordable Housing in post-war Kosovo: in-between planning and development models, Banush Shyqeriu, Hadis Abdula, Gentrit Krasniqi, and Gentiana Demaj

Thresholds in architecture: from symbolics to practical poetics and politics – with a reflection for a post-pandemic world, Banush Shyqeriu and Erona Jakaj

The Syntax of (un)successful Space: an examination and evaluation of urban and architectural space as (un)successful social condenser – the case of Kosovo in comparison to global precedents, Banush Shyqeriu, Gentrit Krasniqi, and Gentiana Demaj

Hybrid Buildings: in-between planning, building codes and development models – setting the paradigm for Hybrid Buildings in Kosovo, Banush Shyqeriu, Bardha Meta, and Blend Dema

The in-between spaces: informal and formal courtyards in residential architecture in Kosovo – in-between planning, cultural and performative paradigms, Banush Shyqeriu, Bardha Meta, and Blend Dema

ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION OF CONCRETE BEAMS REINFORCED WITH HYBRID GFRP/STEEL BARS, Besian Sinani and Edvin Thana

Illegal construction trend: multi-family apartment buildings in Pristina after 2000, Safete Veliu

Works from 2020

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Architectural Design of Multifunctional Center in Prishtina, Bard Bajqinovci and Lulzim Beqiri

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ORNAMENTAL PLANT SPECIES FOR URBAN PUBLIC GREEN SPACES, Nexhat Balaj

Urgent need to promote and implement the building resilience in Kosovo, Ferhat Bejtulahu and Besa Jagxhiu

Urban functionality, meaning and identity of urban public space (Cases from Kosova), Binak Beqaj

The neighborhood formation affected by “Kulla” dwelling, Bekim Ceko and Zekë Islamaj

Energy Efficiency Renovation Measures in Public Buildings, Case Study Kindergarten “Buzëqeshja” City of Prishtina, Nora Cimili and Petrit Ahmeti

Designing of Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation from Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Dren Gojani and Petrit Ahmeti

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The process of legalization of residential buildings in co- ownership, as an indicator of economic development, Ramë Hamzaj

Kindergarten Design in the Municipality of Prishtina, Blerona Zymberi Haxholli and Lulzim Beqiri

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Quality of Life of Residents in Urban Areas of Regulatory Plans in Kosovo, Marjan Ivezaj

Geoheritage of Kosovo, its Tourism Potential and Perspective, Besa Jagxhiu and Hazir Çadraku

Children's playgrounds in different neighborhoods in the city of Pristina, Rineta Jashari

Research and design of a professional school in Prizren region based on market needs assessment and citizen demands, Era Krasniqi and Sadije Kelmendi

The economic effects of creative city clusters: The case study of Eindhoven City, Ylber Limani and Belinda Limani

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City & city center, the application of space syntax, Arsim Murseli

Smart City Indicators: Can they improve governance in Prishtina and other main cities of Kosovo?, Elvida Pallaska

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Contemporary architecture of social buildings and importance of their photographic presentation, Zana Prelvukaj and Anisa Rada

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Art Gallery in Presevo, Jetesa Qerimi and Lulzim Beqiri

Importance of implementing digitalization of procedures for equipment with construction permits, Zejnulla Rexhepi, Safete Veliu, and Lulzim Beqiri

Potential of Basic Geometric Shapes in Architecture Case study: Tadao Ando, Arbër Sadiki

The Syntax of (un)successful Space: Exploring and Comparing Spatial Patterns in Residential Architecture with Emphasize in Kosovo and the Region, Banush Shyqeriu

INFLUENCE OF BLAST FURNACE SLAG CONTENT ON THE SULFATE DURABILITY OF THE PERLITE BASED GEOPOLYMER MORTARS, Besian Sinani and Serhat Çelikten

Presentation of Interior Design Products through 3D Rendering, Faton Spahiu

Functional Lifespans of multi-family apartments, Mimoza Sylejmani and Lulzim Beqiri

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Typology of neighborhood public open spaces: case study of Pristina, Safete Veliu and Mimoza Sylejmani

Works from 2019

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Garden Roses:Large blooms, compact, lots of color in the landscape architecture, Nexhat Balaj

Avoiding and reflecting on disasters with resilience and regenerative design., Ferhat Bejtullahu

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“An Integrated Approach on Spatial Planning and Territorial Cohesion”, Binak Beqaj

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The social effects on the architecture form; in the case of rural dwelling stone structure so called “Kulla”, Bekim Ceko and Zekë Islamaj

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EFFECT OF NAOH MOLARITIES ON STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF GROUND PERLITE-BASED GEOPOLYMER MORTARS, Serhat Çelikten and Besian Sinani

Cultural Center in Prishtina City, Rozafe Derguti and Lulzim Beqiri

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Architectural reflection in Ferizaj: from Eclecticism to the new vawe of Modernism, Kujtim Elezi and Arbër Sadiki

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From local to global, Kujtim Elezi and Arbër Sadiki

Administration of Residential Buildings in co-ownership, Ramë Hamzaj and Mimoza Sylejmani

Correlation of Autodesk Architecture Software License Prices and Training Prices with Resident’s Income in Kosovo, Marjan Ivezaj

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Memorials and Urban Identity, Rineta Jashari and Safete Veliu

Historic Trading routes in Kosovo: The study case of 18th century bridges in Gjakova., Arnisa Kryeziu

Holistic approach to Sustainable Product and Process in Urban Design, Ylber Limani, Binak Beqaj, and Endrit Luraj

Elderly care house design for people without family care in Municipality of Prishtina, Edona Zymberi Malushaj and Lulzim Beqiri

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Residential Collective building facilities for reintegration of repatriated people in Ferizaj, Labinot Mehmeti and Lulzim Beqiri

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Seismicity and distribution of maximum intensity in territory of Kosovo, Period 2008- 2014, Shemsi Mustafa, Lulzim Beqiri, Besian Sinani, and Flutra Smakiqi

Prishtina resilient city or not as per EU criteria? Comparison study with the cities in the region, Belgrade and Zagreb, Elvida Pallaska

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The Influence of colors on the living spaces, Zana Prelvukaj, Fjolla Abazi, and Drenusha Kryeziu

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Role and importance of permit on use for building of category 1 on safety and quality of life, Zejnulla Rexhepi and Lulzim Beqiri

Current Status of Sustainable Construction in Europe, Blerta Vula Rizvanolli, Paola Villoria Sáez, Mercedes del Río Merino, Odysseas Kontovourkis, Themistoklis Tsalkatidis, Giulia Peretti, Aranzazu Galán, and Daniel Friedrich

THE “IN-BETWEEN SPACES” – IN-BETWEEN CULTURAL AND PERFORMATIVE PARADIGMS, Banush Shyqeriu, Leana Mahmuti, and Arxhenda Lipovica

Works from 2018

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Urban Sprawl and its impact on Economic, Social and Environmental factors qStudy case –Suburban Neighborhood of Pristina (International Village, Neighborhood Qershia, Swiss Village), Fjolla Abazi and Elvida Pallaska

Landscape structure planning and the urban green space in polycentric city, Nexhat Balaj

Architecture in Post War City – State (Republic of Kosova), Ferhat Bejtullahu

An Integration Approach for Sustainable Urban Dynamics Management Indicators, Binak Beqaj

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“Circular Economy” as an Imperative Indicator of a Sustainable Urban Development Derived by Construction Industry – Case study Pristina, Binak Beqaj and Blerta Vula Rizvanolli

Rapid urban growth of the Cities in Transition and their Social Sustainability challenges in young generations, Binak Beqaj and Blerta Vula Rizvanolli

The advantage of prefabricated concrete structures, Zekë Islamaj

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The role of community in urban regeneration Case study city of Skenderaj, Rineta Jashari, Safete Veliu, and Valdrin Tahiri

Evaluation of Kosovo municipal spatial plans quality and implementation: the case of Gjilan, Sadije Kelmendi

Flexible housing, Skender Kosumi

Sustainable Urban Development Management System: What about Albania!, Gelina Maliqi

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City center, underground infrastructure, the application of space syntax, Arsim Mureli

How far from being Knowledge – based Prishtina, whats needed?, Elvida Pallaska

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Underground house as a new concept of housing, Zana Prelvukaj, Lulzim Beqiri, Rineta Jashari, and Faton Spahiu

The syntax in the development of architecture in Kosovo, Arton Qorri

Facilitation of permit procedures by IT Technology application at Municipal Permit Issuing Authority, Zejnulla Rexhepi

Factors that influence the decision making process of Young Families while housing purchase, Blerta Vula Rizvanolli

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Elements of sustainable architecture in vernacular architecture: The case of 19 th century urban dwellings of Kosovo, Arbër Sadiki and Arnia Kryeziu

The Museum of War as Narrative Architecture, Banush Shyqeriu, Driton Lleshi, and Leana Mahmuti

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Living Spaces at Multi-Family Apartments in Republic of Kosovo, Mimoza Sylejmani, Lulzim Beqiri, and Besian Sinani

Works from 2017

Assessment of heating energy consumption and resources by the residential sector in city of Prishtina, Petrit Ahmeti and Ilir Dalapi

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Integrating Resilience, Green Building and BIM in Architecture theory and practice, Ferhat Bejtullahu

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Characteristics of urban/architectural developments in Tirana and Prishtina, during the last decade, Binak Beqaj and Armand Vokshi

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Underground houses - systematic approach toward underground construction of living space, Lulzim Beqiri, Zejnulla Rexhepi, Mimoza Sylejmani, Besian Sinani, Hamide Ibrahimi, Imer Haziri, Fatmir Faiku, Arben Mehmeti, and Arben Haziri

Creating the Database of Housing Necessity for Kosovo Spatial Planning, Ramë Hamzaj

The advantage of prefabricated concrete structures, Zekë Islamaj

Impact of Regulatory Plans in the Value of the Land in Pristina, Marjan Ivezaj

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Reuse and regeneration of industrial zones, Rineta Jashari, Zana Prelvukaj, and Faton Spahiu

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Urban renewal: Retransformation instead of Demolition, Skender Kosumi

Investigation of the impact of revitalization of public spaces in the increase of usage and the perceiving of these areas, Arnisa Kryeziu and Safete Veliu-Rexhepi

The Integration Methodology of Sustainable Urban Dynamics Indicators with Focus on Transport, Ylber Limani, Binak Beqaj, and Vlora Aliu

City center, underground infrastructure, Arsim Murseli

High buildings, golden section and golden number, Arsim Murseli

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Bad Design to Kitsch: Examples from Eastern Point of View, Çınar Narter and Ajhan Bajmaku