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IMG 20200816 154858High on the mountain (Vranica), far away from the nearest small town (Fojnica), and hidden in the middle of the country (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Prokoško Lake is a well preserved pearl, which testifies possibility of achieving harmony between the nature and buildings. Here, natural and physical structures are part of a unique landscape, so that traditional vernacular architecture revives and complements the context of this small part of the Dinaric massif. A specific landscape with the fragmented physical structure of wooden cottages, scattered on the lake shores, evoks a kind of romantic and nostalgic feeling towards the archetypal habitat, which regardless of the time distance, forms a part of an emotional homeland.

Igor Kuvač

zina1"Dobra moja mahala, kao da je zaspala", or in English: "My good mahala, as if it had fallen asleep", lyrics from Sarajevo's rock band that run through my head as I walk through old Sarajevo.

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– Zina Ruzdic

Daniel MedaroskiThe picture was taken in the Gari village, mountain Bistra, National Park of Mavrovo in North Macedonia. The nature and atmosphere is spectacular and worth visiting. Each and every village in this region has its own architectural style, as well as village Gari.

What I like the most about this house and vernacular architecture in the Mavrovo National Park is that everything is made of natural materials that could be found in the surroundings. And everything is made to be functional for a family according to the conditions for life in this region – to be warm in winter, refreshing in summer. And the thing I liked the most is the fact that this house is so unique, unusual, like nothing else, completely made out from nature. Unfortunatelly, there are not many people that remained living here, maybe a dozen in the whole village.

– Daniel Medaroski

Lena StefanouThe photograph was taken in the mountainous village of Platanos on the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea. It is a village surrounded by red soil sources. In the past the inhabitants used to paint their houses red in the summer months, so it was almost invisible from far away, as it was becoming one with the ground. Yet, in autumn when it started raining, the soil washed off from the houses and the village's houses were visible again.

I find it beautiful because it combines all earthy elements (wood, stone, soil) with traditional architecture and the sunset is just additional luxury!

– Lena Stefanou

 

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Prokoško Lake in the Middle of the Country – Igor Kuvač

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Prokoško Lake in the Middle of the Country – Igor Kuvač

High on the mountain (Vranica), far away from the nearest small town (Fojnica), and hidden in the middle of the country (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Prokoško Lake is a well preserved...

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Sarajevo Mahala – Zina Ruzdic

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Sarajevo Mahala – Zina Ruzdic

"Dobra moja mahala, kao da je zaspala", or in English: "My good mahala, as if it had fallen asleep", lyrics from Sarajevo's rock band that run through my head as I...

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Red facades in Platanos – Lena Stefanou

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Red facades in Platanos – Lena Stefanou

The photograph was taken in the mountainous village of Platanos on the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea. It is a village surrounded by red soil sources. In...

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