The Urban Book Series

Current Challenges in Architecture and Urbanism in Albania

Editors: Yunitsyna, A., Hysa, A., Manahasa, E., Naselli, F., Manahasa, O.D., Dervishi, S. (Eds.)

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  • Argues for contemporary approaches in the designing process within our contemporary (next) cities
  • Discusses the contemporary challenges in designing urban spaces and architectural typologies
  • Examines visions and theories in both architectural and urban studies
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This book aims to provide a cross-sectorial assessment in a multidisciplinary and trans-cultural context onto the innovations in urban and architectural approaches in designing next human environments within the Albanian context. The continuous concentration of the world population in the urban areas and their consequent densification require even more quantity of quality spaces and places, integrated resources and energies, alternative modalities of mobility and transports, demand of social inclusion and need for a circular economy. These have become the major challenges for this 21st Century and some of the greatest problems facing humanity in most of current vision for the future. The main objective is to feed a debate about the emerging trans-cultural (and trans-national) approaches in the whole designing field, from Albanian context and its current good practices, attempts and faults, both formal and informal. Thus, the Albanian experience may represent an opportunity through which we all may reflect about how designing is evolving in the Mediterranean arena of “praxis and experiments” aimed to a better quality of life at the human scale and in expanding the concepts of “place and space” such as it has improved by the effects in designing innovations.
This book represents a useful read of theories, experiences and case studies, which can help in enlarging reflection on how the designing practice is evolving in the arena of forthcoming development strategies and tactics, all addressed to improve the quality of life, places and spaces. Additionally, it provides a range of architecture and urban design rationales and strategies for reinforcing identities and creating memorable places within the quality of contemporary architecture and urbanism. It addresses the unique needs of architects and planners to deal with topics that cut across social, economic and environmental issues and shows readers how to explore methods, theoretical frameworks and techniques to address the complex needs of architecture, urban and cultural development.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introducing the Architectural, Urban, and Landscape Challenges of Albania

    Pages 1-15

    Hysa, Artan (et al.)

  • Augmented Cities in the Neoanthropocene

    Pages 19-29

    Carta, Maurizio

  • A Multi-scalar Design Proposal: S-RGB (Safe—Regenerative Green Blue) Design for Contemporary City

    Pages 31-45

    Acierno, Antonio

  • Materiality and Asceticism in Architecture. A Paradigm to Learn from

    Pages 47-57

    Pietrogrande, Enrico

  • Tirana-Next: A Complementary Development Strategy (and Consequent Urban Tactics) for the Informal and Historical Urban Fabrics Within Tirana Super Blocks

    Pages 61-77

    Naselli, Fabio

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Challenges in Architecture and Urbanism in Albania
Editors
  • Anna Yunitsyna
  • Artan Hysa
  • Edmond Manahasa
  • Fabio Naselli
  • Odeta Durmishi Manahasa
  • Sokol Dervishi
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-81919-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-81919-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-81918-7
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 200
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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