Space syntax analysis in the Albanian dwellings


This study analyses spatial relations of cultural identity and traditional Albanian dwellings of 19th century. There are many studies regarding architectural and urban analysis of these traditional dwelling. However, in this research we propose the space syntax method to interpret interior spatial configurations. Various houses were taken as samples located in five important cities in Albania and their dwelling structure was analyzed, as referred to spatial organization and culture impact. For this purpose, we used the software AGRAPH, which produces matrix results of internal spatial correlations. Results of the analysis imply that Albanian dwellings are organized under social hierarchy and context, mechanical reasons and practical use of space. Furthermore, there can be implications in some regional tendencies of dwellings through the country.


Space syntax analysis; Albanian traditional dwellings; regional tendency

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