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Title: Wood in Architectonic Identity – An Overview of Wood-based Architecture Development in Kosovo 
Authors: Januzi-Cana, Arta
Keywords: Wooden/Timber Construction
Traditional/Vernacular Architecture
Local Identity
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Publisher: AAB College
Abstract: Traditional wooden architecture is a valuable heritage of Kosovo, developed in relation to local climate, geographical position, political circumstances, diversity of cultural influences, material accessibility and skills in construction techniques. In this context, this paper investigates building typologies in two terms: traditional building systems and applied to contemporary structures, by analyzing and classifying their structural elements as well as interpreting the architectural values. A brief chronological description is given, and detailed explications follow. Technical details of construction methods and figures are presented based on a literature review and field survey of both historical and contemporary timber architecture. Furthermore, wooden decorative handcraft of Kosovo popular craftsman, which takes a considerable part of traditional house, is described. In conclusion, this paper asserts some clear results that are categorized, therefore subsequent suggestions are provided. Suggestions are addressed toward the significance of traditional and contemporary timber architecture, the importance of preservation and further development of wood-based application.
ISSN: 1848-4298
Appears in Collections:2016, VOL. 5, NO. 1

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