In this Similarities edition we give space to different architectural skins. Facade structures in time and space.
The car park building has a central spinal stack containing a lift and staircase, and external load-bearing walls of precast concrete V-shaped interlocking modular units.
The National Library in Prishtina was supposed to be the focal point of the university buildings complex. When Andrija Mutnjaković was commissioned to design a library for the ex-Yugoslavian province, the tension between Albanian and Serbian Kosovars was already palpable. Looking for a unifying symbol, he came up with the cube and dome, common features of the Ottoman and Byzantine architectural styles that define the appearance of the region.