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Keti Hoxha; Xhoana Kristo

Rr Artan Lenja Rr. Ibrahim Rugova, Tirana, Albania
Keti Hoxha is an architect. Her research works are focused on the sensorial and social interaction of the human with spaces. She has been working for architectural firms. She currently attends the International Ph.D. Course, focusing on ideal architectural spaces for the visually impaired. Xhoana Kristo is an architect focused on the relationship between senses and architecture. Participated in Archiprix and RIBA Silver Medal. She currently attends the International Ph.D. Course.

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Seemingly Surreal Human Places

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Seemingly Surreal Human Places
What is our role as architects to push a community to change their individual actions to community?
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  • Systemic changes

Humans have proved their plasticity to adjust to the environment. Modern man alters himself and habitat. Spontaneous actions are informal processes that have modified the urban configuration of cities and are related to economic, political and social changes. After communism, migration in urban areas was massive. People transformed their buildings according to their needs, leading to the “personalization” of the structures. Until today, each person changes the common space for functional reasons and to create his perfect realm, a utopic place, where the functional needs are met and his ego is satisfied. But each utopia makes its faults… Creating the utopic world through individual actions has a damaging effect on urban patterns and society. Individuality can become the main cause of social tension, leading to conflicts and disputes between habitats. It might increase the urge to "personalize" their spaces. The image of the city and the unifying architectural language are missing.


Press 8 to the Babylonian Gardens

Trespassing

A View From My Room

Raising Honey Bees

The Path to Wonderland

UrbTopia


Seemingly Surreal Human Places

UrbTopia


Seemingly Surreal Human Places
What is our role as architects to push a community to change their individual actions to community?
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Humans have proved their plasticity to adjust to the environment. Modern man alters himself and habitat. Spontaneous actions are informal processes that have modified the urban configuration of cities and are related to economic, political and social changes. After communism, migration in urban areas was massive. People transformed their buildings according to their needs, leading to the “personalization” of the structures. Until today, each person changes the common space for functional reasons and to create his perfect realm, a utopic place, where the functional needs are met and his ego is satisfied. But each utopia makes its faults… Creating the utopic world through individual actions has a damaging effect on urban patterns and society. Individuality can become the main cause of social tension, leading to conflicts and disputes between habitats. It might increase the urge to "personalize" their spaces. The image of the city and the unifying architectural language are missing.


Press 8 to the Babylonian Gardens

Trespassing

A View From My Room

Raising Honey Bees

The Path to Wonderland


Idea by

Keti Hoxha; Xhoana Kristo
Rr Artan Lenja Rr. Ibrahim Rugova
Tirana
Albania
Keti Hoxha is an architect. Her research works are focused on the sensorial and social interaction of the human with spaces. She has been working for architectural firms. She currently attends the International Ph.D. Course, focusing on ideal architectural spaces for the visually impaired. Xhoana Kristo is an architect focused on the relationship between senses and architecture. Participated in Archiprix and RIBA Silver Medal. She currently attends the International Ph.D. Course.