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Architectural typologies and architectural landscapes and regions of Slovenia

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.08.00  Social sciences  Urbanism   

Code Science Field
5.07  Social Sciences  Social and economic geography 
Architectural landscapes (AK), architectural regions (AR), identity, building and settlement heritage, spatial continuities, settlement level, architectural level, Method for determining architecturally conditioned spatial identity - MAPPI
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Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  13183  PhD Alenka Fikfak  Urbanism  Head  2021 - 2023  688 
2.  31626  MSc Polona Filipič Gorenšek  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2021 - 2023  255 
3.  24037  PhD Damjana Gantar  Urbanism  Researcher  2021 - 2023  125 
4.  23665  Nina Goršič  Urbanism  Researcher  2021 - 2023  137 
5.  38907  PhD Janez Peter Grom  Urbanism  Researcher  2021 - 2023  166 
6.  50868  Simon Koblar  Urbanism  Technical associate  2021 - 2023  91 
7.  18718  PhD Domen Kušar  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2021 - 2023  157 
8.  53515  PhD Kristijan Lavtižar  Urbanism  Junior researcher  2021 - 2023  50 
9.  55586  Marko Lazić  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2021 - 2023 
10.  22631  PhD Matej Nikšič  Urbanism  Researcher  2021 - 2023  302 
11.  11746  PhD Tomaž Novljan  Architecture and Design  Researcher  2021 - 2023  240 
12.  50163  PhD Tomaž Pipan  Urbanism  Researcher  2021 - 2023  103 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0791  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture  Ljubljana  1626949  8,972 
2.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  67,269 
3.  0505  Urban planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051703000  2,792 
In globalized world, special character of place, which differs it from others places and makes it recognizable, is increasingly valued and desired quality. Proposed research addresses question of architecturally conditioned spatial identities. In methodological sense, it initially takes stand on dilema whether trends of unification of image of settlements shall be addressed uniformly or shall certain differences between individual settlements be taken into account in terms of their management. Foreseen approach assumes that the regulation requires adaptation to settlement characteristics, so it is necessary to initially define groups of settlements that have similar characteristics. At the same time, it is necessary to define contents that are subject to regulation and differe regionally. Proposed research, which is aimed at defining quality criteria for planning / development of settlements, preserving regional and local identity and preventing further expansion of scattered construction, comprehensively reviews and valorizes definition of so called architectural landscapes and regions, development trends and level of preservation of Slovenia's architectural identity. The starting point is revision of existing research, including one of central works in this field by Fister et al (1993). This is followed by assessment of preservation and presence of traditional architectural typologies in contemporary space in comparison to new manifestations. In this process key generators of changes in architectural identities in recent decades are identified. With the recognition of contemporary trends in formation of architectural identity and on basis of existing classifications of architectural typologies, the revision of settlement and architectural typologies are proposed as well as their characteristics and their spatial distribution (revision of architectural regions or landscapes). The aim of these efforts is 1 to provide expert insights into the state of the art and to provide guidelines that will be the basis for overcoming today's spontaneous growth of settlements, which shall be replaced by well-thought development of new built structures within settlement-cores and with respect to the pre-existing built fabrics, and 2 to refresh and, if necessary, determine new standards of architectural design, which will take into account the requirements of modern life as well as ensure long-term preservation of architecturally conditioned distictivness of different parts of Slovenia. Such efforts must simultaneously address two basic spatial criteria, namely the criterion of settlement structure as a whole and the criterion of architecturally conditioned local identity defined by buildings locations in space and their basic spatial characteristics (eg volumes, roof design) and detailed design (eg facade design, architectural elements). Synchronous processing of new morphological patterns and new architectural typologies, and their comparison with traditional patterns and typologies is the basic analytical tool of the research. This is the main methodological contribution - through selected case studies in s.c. pilot architectural region the research examines the potential of the combined fieldwork collection and GIS-based collection of data for the purpose of assessing the preservation of architectural typologies by identifying the causal link of architecturally conditioned spatial identity based on morphological pattern analyzes (Method for determining architecturally conditioned spatial identity - MAPPI). The results of research work are thus the basis for development of mechanisms for strengthening architecturally conditioned spatial identities at a level of directing the development of settlements and individual buildings. The research plan envisages an expert discussion with wider circle of experts, and the publication of the main results in a format of a manual.
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