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Title of the work

Skopje’s Mega Block: modern architecture as an art of grafting


Short description of the work

The formative idea of “grafting” or “graftage” is originally a horticultural technique of inserting tissues from one plant to another in order for them to join together and continue to grow as a single plant. The technique of “graftage” in architectural context would mean that a new architecture is being interpolated over an old one, but by a set of treatments used, the different architectural interventions function as a single entity. It is presented in this text in the context of modern architecture of one singular urban block of Skopje.


Key words

Grafting – Modern architecture – Skopje




#Skopje, Beton Brut, Brutalist Heritage, Fragment, Graft, Invited, Kenzo Tange, Magastructure, Text, Transition, Utopia