Emina Zejnilovic

Emina Zejnilovic
International BURCH University

Associate Professor Doctor

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September 2011 - December 2014
International Balkan University
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (27)
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The influence of the urban environment on health has been recognized as a determining factor in creating contemporary urban models that favor health and well-being of city inhabitants. Today, as the spread of COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating, it is evident that the risks to health in urban environments need to be readdressed, as the cities that ca...
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The influence of the urban environment on health has been recognized as a determining factor in creating contemporary urban models that favor health and well-being of city inhabitants. Today, as the spread of COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating, it is evident that the risks to health in urban environments need to be readdressed, as the cities that ca...
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Development of cities, as an accumulation of substantial forms, and as a set of relationships between individuals, groups, and space, is never primordially given or permanently fixed. Physical structure constantly evolves, cumulatively and gradually, but also profoundly and instantly, when the cities and societies are subjected to extraordinary cir...
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Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a unique setting for studying Olympic legacy, a city that hosted XIV Winter Olympic Games in 1984 and only eight years after was home to the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. Aiming to contribute to the debate on mega-events from an urban studies perspective, this r...
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This work aims to investigate complex rationalism as a crucial approach in studying heritage recovery in post-war setting. The case study of the Počitelj is explored as an outstanding example of one of the most valuable cultural and historic sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in integrity to the present time, that suffered substantial destru...
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The interconnectedness of socio-cultural factors in creatig and evaluatig built form of a dwelling, has been identiid as the main feature affctig both social systems and spatil arrangements. As the dwelling as a product produces and perpetuates over tie, it lays down a ‘code’ – a structural foundatin of a specifi society, but also inflences the org...
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Podgorica, known as the “city under the mountain,” rests at the intersection of five rivers and is Europe׳s youngest capital. Over a 2000-year-long history, Podgorica has experienced turbulence. The city has suffered conquests, wars, nearly complete destruction in WWII, associated with war-related conflicts in the 1990s, and gained its independence...
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This paper is based on the premise that it is not the building as a structure that truly matters, but the spaces within the structure. Consequently, this paper takes into consideration usable space as its main substance and, by analysis and description of dwelling unit concepts in Sarajevo, it evaluates 116 apartments in 16 multi-storey residential...
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The presence of globalisation trends has resulted in an increasing demand for environments that pose unique cultural experiences. Consequently, resorting to preservation of traditional urban fabric and the rewriting of history, as forms of self-definition, is becoming a widespread practice. In this context, the study of traditional urban neighbourh...
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This paper discusses the complex processes and practices of global flows within the dynamic nature of European cultural landscapes in a contemporary context. It examines the role of new technologies, recent demographic fluctuations and increasing interconnectedness in cultural landscape reconfiguration. This paper represents an attempt to encourage...
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Housing architecture, more than any other architectural product, is influenced not only by policy frameworks, and the social and political actions of organisations and individuals, but also by the local traditions and customs. For a city like Sarajevo, which has developed a specific housing culture, architectural and urban nature of residential env...
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Housing architecture, more than any other architectural product, is influenced not only by policy frameworks, and the social and political actions of organisations and individuals, but also by the local traditions and customs. For a city like Sarajevo, which has developed a specific housing culture, architectural and urban nature of residential env...
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Architecture as a discipline that deals with the creation of our physical realm, is irrevocably a result of multitude of influences and interconnecting factors. To explain the variety and the nature of the built form, as well as its shaping and the re-shaping, one must fully consider both the physical and social setting in which the built product h...
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This paper attempts to discuss the reciprocal connection between culture and architecture as a social product. In doing so, the paper intends to critically engage with the theme of ‘culture’, its impact on residential developments, and its character in the process of recuperation of post-war society in Sarajevo. The development of residential archi...
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This article discusses aesthetic singularity in present-day Sarajevo and shows how time generates a social response to the visual quality of space. Acknowledging the metamorphosis of the cityscape with regard to the identity reformulation of post-war Sarajevo, it examines the sensory engagement of people with the urban environment in relationship t...
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V članku avtorici obravnavata estetsko posebnost zdajšnjega Sarajeva in pokažeta, kako čas ustvarja družbeni odziv na vizualno kakovost prostora. Ob upoštevanju preobrazbe mestne krajine z vidika preoblikovanja identitete povojnega Sarajeva proučujeta senzorični stik ljudi z mestnim okoljem v povezavi s travmatičnimi dogodki in spreminjajočo se rea...
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Visual quality in architecture, understood as perception, appreciation, and comprehension of space and form has never been straightforward. Though historically it has been related to philosophical discourse, modern theories rationalize positive visual perception of space and form, by establishing the connection between architectural decisions and s...
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It is becoming increasingly important in present time to try to understand differences and similarities of everyday living between distinct and seemingly unrelated cultures. In contemporary atmosphere of contradictions, with globalism fever on one side and ever greater promotions of cross cultural differences on the other side, focusing on architec...
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The fractal geometry is a relatively new research subject in theory of architecture, but its principles are in use for centuries. Among the witness are numerous architectural masterpieces around the world and various ornaments found in different cultures, which have been inevitably subjected to changes and damages caused by numerous factors. It was...
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A seismic safety assessment of the two reinforced concrete buildings, located in Sarajevo, Bosnia territory, is conducted in respect to ATC-40 method. Within the framework of the performance based earthquake engineering, at the first stage, seismo-tectonic setting of the territory was discussed, then, by using historical seismicity of the region, t...
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Sustainable architectural ethics cannot be complete if it doesn’t include a question of aesthesis. Still, the link between aesthetic in nature and architecture must be clearly defined. The beauty of natural world is presented through natural process. Consequently, the beauty of architectural world should be a part of natural environment as well. Th...
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Glass as an architectural material has gone a long way, from filling out gaps of window openings and merely providing light to the interior to a symbol of modern architectural era. Contemporary methods of glass production and technology, in particular strengthening of glass, exceeded the use of glass in traditional and accustomed manner. Nowadays s...

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Projects (4)
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TACEESM aims to improve quality of higher education in partner countries in the field of architecture and civil engineering and enhance its relevance for the labour market needs and in accordance with European growth and development strategies.
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The main objectives of research are to explore contested futures of the Sarajevo 1984 Olympic legacy, and to analyze complex and multilayered dynamics of urban change in Sarajevo that are facing enormous challenges. Seeking to contribute to the debate on mega-events from an urban studies perspective, the objective is to critically discuss, analyze, and challenge the planning of the Olympics in light of their legacies including the built environment, socio-economic systems, societal values and cultures. It is seen as the last call for rescue but at the same time a productive moment for putting forward visionary ideas on future prospects of Olympic legacy in post-conflict Sarajevo's governance structure that is currently under threat and thus aims to provide a valuable platform for future research.
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The project aims is to analyze the connection between open public space and the spread of COVID-19 virus infection, and to propose specific spatial interventions for Sarajevo, that would contribute to more efficient and safer use of space, in accordance with the recommended norms of social behavior.