ALBANIA

Stella Sallaku / MAISON STELLA SALLAKU

04. 10. 2019|Albania, BIG SEE FASHION DESIGN AWARD 2019|

Inspiration: Under the yellow Sun, lies the majestic Ocean. And it`s waves crush with their distinctive noise. I tried to put all of this in a single coat, so whoever wears it, in fall or winter, can imagine, just for a split sec-ond the beauty of nature. The “Maison Stella Sallaku”, is a sustainable fashion story, where the designer, Stella Sallaku designs elegant and eco-friendly fashion.   The “Maison Stella Sallaku”, is a small Haute Cou

Nomi coffee & etc. by Stile interior architecture; Albania

26. 09. 2019|Albania, BIG SEE INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD 2019, Hospitality, Interior|

        Nomi coffee & etc. is a concept coffee and cocktail shop and is very unique. It is situated in a seaside city in the south of Albania. It’s a set of fragrances and feelings. As it`s located near of the port of the city, the first mood was inspired by nature. But fascinated from the sunset, the colors of the sun will be cooper and the blue will become deeper so you can confuse it, if it’s the sea or a blue sky night

Bamboo Spa and Hammam by MOLOS; Albania

26. 09. 2019|Albania, Architecture and design as experience, BIG SEE INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD 2019, BIG SEE TOURISM AWARD 2019, Hospitality, Interior|

        The bamboo plant’s long life has made it a symbol of uprightness. On the other hand, spas and hammams are associated with health and well-being, pureness and cleanness. We have combined these essential pillars with the name of the Tirana-based Spa and Hammam, in order to create a purely minimalistic interior space, which gives a sense of relaxation and hygiene during treatment. The melting of smooth white marble and wo

Fusion Restobar by UDV architects; Albania

26. 09. 2019|Albania, BIG SEE INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD 2019, Hospitality, Interior|

        Before we started thinking about the design of this area, all we had was a name. A name that investors had for this Restobar that was “Fusion”. So we thought: How do we start? Everything you have to do before creating an idea is to understand the concept. The concept of this restobar was to bring the identity of its name itself – Fusion – that means mixture, by mixing the three main features: class, simplicity and eleg

Last Supper Tirana Restaurant by Jora Kasapi architecture & design; Albania

14. 09. 2019|Albania, Architecture and design as experience, BIG SEE INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD 2019, BIG SEE TOURISM AWARD 2019, Hospitality, Interior|

        Last Supper Tirana was conceived to be the ultimate warmest, gathering place, for a group of friends and burger-lovers in Tirana. Regarding the main space organization, it was important to create an open/transparent kitchen visible to the main dining area, for clients to be reassured on the instant cooking process. There is richness in the use of materials and patterns from recycled wooden pallets, concrete imitation o

Mado Fusion Restaurant by LAAGO ARCHITECTS; Albania

13. 09. 2019|Albania, BIG SEE INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD 2019, Hospitality, Interior|

        The Mado Fusion restaurant is located in downtown area of Tirana, Albania. The main challenge for us was to create an interior design inspired by Japanese culture, materials and style, and we have made this by transforming an existing old restaurant. We had to preserve some of the existing elements of the site. In order to create the feeling of being in a green garden outside, in a warm, pleasing and calm place, we hav

Joy coffee and cakes by Aurora BABA; Albania

15. 08. 2019|Albania, BIG SEE INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD 2019, Hospitality|

        Light is one of the key elements that connects all the furniture and interior design together. Without a good study of the light, the colours would be dull and the dance of harmony in the space cannot happen. Each space requires a unique understanding of its three-dimensional elements before coming up with any design conclusions. The client’s request was to have a functional space that could integrate a range of servic

Skanderbeg Square by 51N4E; Albania

16. 04. 2019|Albania, Architecture, BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2019, Landscape and urban space|

        This project for the restructuring of Skanderbeg Square is the result of an international architecture competition won by 51N4E in 2008. The competition’s proposal, conceived in collaboration with Albanian artist Anri Sala, reorganizes Tirana’s central square, a vast ex-communist space, in a simple yet radical way. In a complex and dense urban context, on this site that is both the core of the Albanian capital city and

Attico Palace by studio raça arkitektura; Albania

10. 04. 2019|Albania, Architecture, BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2019, Residential architecture|

        Situated in an important and very "in" location of Tirana, the palace or rather say the "palazzina" called "Attico" is a residential building on the upper floors while the ground floor is used for commercial purposes. The building is conditioned by the urban study of a maximum of 4 and 6 floors, with a central placement on the parcel. The main architectural idea intended to use these "restrictions" to create a "deconst

Teatri Andon Z. Çajupi by BOLLES+WILSON; Albania

01. 04. 2019|Albania, Architecture, BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2019, Public and commercial architecture|

        The theatre Andon Z. Çajupi – quite literally given a new face (or many new faces). Seating capacity was increased by converting a two-tier auditorium to a large raked plane. The design method as with all BOLLES+WILSON Albanian projects involved Peter Wilson’s hand drawn concept interpreted by a local facilitating office (in this case DEA Studio). A methodology that baits ‘lost in translation’ misinterpretations (as wa

The House of Leaves by Studio Terragni Architetti; Albania

01. 04. 2019|Albania, Architecture, BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2019, Public and commercial architecture|

        Until recently, this unobtrusive house in the middle of Tirana, Albania, served as the headquarters of the Sigurimi, the secret service agency, operating throughout the long dictatorship of Enver Hoxha. Its location was crucial in the geopolitics of the city, for it had the “normal” appearance of a private villa, yet it was a sophisticated technical branch of government. The transformation of this “House” into a site o

Vlora Waterfront Promenade by Xaveer De Geyter Architects; Albania

28. 03. 2019|Albania, Architecture, BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2019, Landscape and urban space|

        This design proposal consists in a first phase of the logical extension of the existing boardwalk and broadening of the typical vegetation of Vlora. Extending the trees of Soda Woods over the full 5 km long coastline not only creates a harmonious whole, but also a unique and specific identity for the coastal town, typical of Albania’s Mediterranean landscape. The ‘Aleppo Pine’, a pine native to the Mediterranean region