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Xhoana Kristo

Rr. Ibrahim Rugova 28, Tirana, Albania
Xhoana Kristo is an architect and urban designer focused on the relationship between senses and architectural space living between Athens and Tirana both countries with a strong Mediterranean character. During her studies in Tirana, AL, and Guimaraes, PT had the chance to investigate further her interest in architectural design. Participated and won in several local and international competitions for young architects and finalist for Archiprix and RIBA Silver Medal as a young creative.

Healing Spaces


Architecture as regeneration of senses

Healing Spaces


Architecture as regeneration of senses
This project focuses on the impact architectural space on human in their healing. Interior spatial narrations connected through exterior spaces. Inside out from light, darkness, nature, greenery, ground, sky, to smells, sounds, water and temperatures create narrations as prophylaxis to well-being.
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Spatial design of volumes came as a reflection of the references encountered during the diploma study. Initially, the purpose through composing was the creation of a fragmented unit in some parts to avoid long corridors - encountered in any project so far presented. As a result, the short link is made with the concept of "village" idea where a continuation of the inhabited area is felt, rather than the intervention of a single unit. This helped to create a spatial narrative.
In this project, an important role plays the creation of a cinematographic narrative that is sometimes different for someone who is part of experiencing these spaces. Thus, different volumes are proposed as "organs" where each one functions is complex as an "organism" with other units to create the proper functioning of this system which starts from inside and out and vice versa.



TILES - EXTERNAL SPACES

TAXONOMY - EXTERNAL SPACES

ALPHABET OF LIGHT

PLAN - SECTION

ASSEMBLAGE - COMPOSITION

Healing Spaces


Architecture as regeneration of senses

Healing Spaces


Architecture as regeneration of senses
This project focuses on the impact architectural space on human in their healing. Interior spatial narrations connected through exterior spaces. Inside out from light, darkness, nature, greenery, ground, sky, to smells, sounds, water and temperatures create narrations as prophylaxis to well-being.
File under
Type of project
  • Practical problems

Spatial design of volumes came as a reflection of the references encountered during the diploma study. Initially, the purpose through composing was the creation of a fragmented unit in some parts to avoid long corridors - encountered in any project so far presented. As a result, the short link is made with the concept of "village" idea where a continuation of the inhabited area is felt, rather than the intervention of a single unit. This helped to create a spatial narrative.
In this project, an important role plays the creation of a cinematographic narrative that is sometimes different for someone who is part of experiencing these spaces. Thus, different volumes are proposed as "organs" where each one functions is complex as an "organism" with other units to create the proper functioning of this system which starts from inside and out and vice versa.



TILES - EXTERNAL SPACES

TAXONOMY - EXTERNAL SPACES

ALPHABET OF LIGHT

PLAN - SECTION

ASSEMBLAGE - COMPOSITION


Idea by

Xhoana Kristo
Rr. Ibrahim Rugova 28
Tirana
Albania
Xhoana Kristo is an architect and urban designer focused on the relationship between senses and architectural space living between Athens and Tirana both countries with a strong Mediterranean character. During her studies in Tirana, AL, and Guimaraes, PT had the chance to investigate further her interest in architectural design. Participated and won in several local and international competitions for young architects and finalist for Archiprix and RIBA Silver Medal as a young creative.