Artan Raca was born in 1964 in Tirana, and graduated from Civil Engineering Faculty of Tirana with a Architecture degree in 1987. He has worked until 1993 as an architect near the Institute of Construction of Urban Design Studies, Tirana. After that, he established the studio Raca Arkitektura based in Tirana and began his career as freelance in the field of architecture and architecture design, activity that continues until today. Since 2013, he has been a visiting professor at Faculty of Architecture, Polis University. Among 120 projects realized, the most important are the collective housings, such as the "Yellow Palace"in the street Hoxha Tahsin, which was nominated for the European Award Mies van der Rohe 2013 in Barcelona. He takes active part in the architecture life and debate with several articles published in newspapers and periodicals on architecture. Some of his works have been praised and highlighted by different international professional magazines in the recent years. The "Yellow Palace"was chosen in 2008 to be the front page of the professional architecture website Europaconcorsi. Selected works were analyzed in the book of Andrea Bulleri: Suspended Contemporaneity, QUODLIBET STUDIO 2012, Italy, as well as in magazines AREA 118, and Paessaggio urban - Urban Design 6/2011.
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