Complexity of Iterative Model - Architectural Integrated Design as an Evolutive Transdisciplinary Strategy. Case Study: A City Without a River

Bujar Q. Bajçinovci, Florina Jerliu

Affiliation: University of Prishtina, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Kosovo

Keywords: Architecture, Integrated design, Transdisciplinary, River, Sustainability

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.1.264

Contemporary challenges should encourage new explorations in order to administer new urban solutions; thus, assuring better and higher quality of life. The meaning of transdisciplinary design consists of different professions closely related to the architectural design targeting for better and qualitative design solutions, which with new findings exceed the conventional and traditional disciplinary barriers. This study investigated the downtown of Prishtina city focussing on urban design issues, pollution, ecology, and sustainable urban design. The research method consists of empirical observation through wide centre zone with an accent to the urban water management plan as a contemporary reflection to the past decisions of Prishtina municipality. Furthermore, the conceptual findings from the results of this research will show the need and necessity of adopting the contemporary design strategies; thus, reflecting and recommending the implementation of an integrated problem solving strategies. By consolidating the new design strategies as a new integrated system into the existing urban municipality guidelines, it is expected to have a significant positive impact in the communities by raising the quality of life in Prishtina. INSTITUTION: University of Prishtina, Kosovo.

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