dominika batista phd publications
Science of Design I | Design Methodology I
Mini Design Studio MDS
Science of Design II | Design Methodology II
Design Studio Ia I b
Big Book 77
Projects for the capital of Tigray
Sustainable Architectural & Urban Design for Sub-Saharan Africa City
366 pages, A4 format
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What was going on in sub-Saharan Africa, Mekelle, Tigray before war
with contemporary architectural design?
Facts: 77 people, 365 days, 77 projects, theoretical texts, practical recommendations
Conditions: 2000 m altitude, Ethiopian highlands,
big lack of water, big lack of electricity, poor internet.
My name is Dominika Batista, Slovenia, and I was invited 5 years ago to lecture on the
School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Mekelle University in Tigray, Ethiopia.
I wrote an architectural book, and graphic designer and photographer Damjan Jermančič designed it.
It is in landscape A4 format, 366 pages, cca 60% of pages is graphic material,
cca 40% pages texts.
Locally a book is intended for architects, planners, investors, developers,
and their clients of Mekelle city and the state of
Tigray government, general public and citizens.
It is intended more broadly but still locally to libraries of
total 30 universities of Ethiopia,
to Ethiopian government offices as a professional guide towards
architectural sustainable direction,
and to the professional audience, as an example ‘think global act local’.
Big book 77 will serve as manual to connect the economy and
the academic sphere on the field of architectural construction,
not only in resilience way but equilibrium in Ethiopia.
Globally it is intended to the professionals
and general public with a sense of aesthetics and
interest in the design
and art of living on the planet Earth.
This book will place Mekelle University as a contributor
on the world map of architectural design books.