Session

Architecture and Spatial Planning

Description

This seminar paper is a research on the theoretical framework of architectural history of 18th and 19th century urban dwellings in Kosovo. Special effort is placed on the particular type of urban dwelling in Kosovo known as “banesa qy tetare” [urban house] which has been a subject of study for especially Emin Riza and Flamur Doli in between the 1993 and 2013. Commencing with thorough description of “banesa” in terms of architectural characteristics, “banesas” ty p ology and chronological derivation of its ty p ology as well as spatial distribution, followed by composition of volumes that correspond to types of “banesa”, and significant features that give naming to the p articular ty p e. The material scope will cover “banesa-s” drawings and historic writings, of various researchers. Further analysis will include the ongoing debate on the origin of “banesa” in Kosovo in comparison with’ similar’ dwellings on the region with special emphasis on the “Ottoman house” in the Balkans.

Keywords:

Banesa in Kosovo from 18th-19th century, architectural composition of banesa, typologies of banesa, banesa with porch [hajat], banesa with gallery [çardak], banesa with side gallery [qoshk], urban kulla

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-13-0

First Page

69

Last Page

78

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

7-11-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

7-11-2015 5:00 PM

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Architecture Commons

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Architectural Characteristics of Urban Dwellings in Kosovo

Durres, Albania

This seminar paper is a research on the theoretical framework of architectural history of 18th and 19th century urban dwellings in Kosovo. Special effort is placed on the particular type of urban dwelling in Kosovo known as “banesa qy tetare” [urban house] which has been a subject of study for especially Emin Riza and Flamur Doli in between the 1993 and 2013. Commencing with thorough description of “banesa” in terms of architectural characteristics, “banesas” ty p ology and chronological derivation of its ty p ology as well as spatial distribution, followed by composition of volumes that correspond to types of “banesa”, and significant features that give naming to the p articular ty p e. The material scope will cover “banesa-s” drawings and historic writings, of various researchers. Further analysis will include the ongoing debate on the origin of “banesa” in Kosovo in comparison with’ similar’ dwellings on the region with special emphasis on the “Ottoman house” in the Balkans.