Elezi, Kujtim (2021) PRISTINA AND THE YALE SYNDROME IN ARCHITECTURE. Journal of Applied Sciences-SUT, 7 (13-14). pp. 93-101. ISSN 2671-3047

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After 1945, Pristina as the new capital of the country was represented with two special and crucial cases of the emergence of modern architecture. The first one is that modernism in Pristina which appeared late, i.e., after the Second World War. The second one, with a chronological order and still not ‘matured’ what is known as the ‘white’ modernism in literature, brutalism began and was presented through marvelous works in the capital city. Thus, Pristina leaves us with the impression of an experimental field which combines two phases of modern architecture, i.e., before the white phase was over, brutalism had already begun to surprise in an artistic level with its presence in Pristina. Therefore, we can say that cases like this are rare because for a short period of time (about two decades) there was a tremendous development of European modernism, especially when taking into account the fact that modernism in Pristina began almost from scratch after the war. The aim of this research is to understand and explain the momentum, the reason and the story behind it, and how it came to such a completely unexpected turn in the architecture of the capital that brutalism was presented through capital works such as ‘Rilindja’ printing house. It is also important to follow the impact of ‘Rilindja’ printing house construction on embracing brutalism in Pristina’s later architecture. In order to answer these questions, we will have to follow the path of one architect, that of Georgi Konstantinovski.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
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Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 11:13
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 11:13

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