Erblin Bucaliu’s professional career encompasses strategic approaches to a wide range of projects operating at the seam between architecture, landscape and urbanism. His work emerges from an articulated shift between analysis and synthesis of site’s history with the cultural and social contexts of a place, resulting into complex architectural and urban models of collective space. Exploring the process of design through critical analysis and reflection impacted by the societal and environmental factors, Erblin provokes work that exists in a layered field of spatial, social, cultural, and political conditions. His selected projects appeared and were exhibited at the Boston Society of Architects, Kosovo General Consulate New York City, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the Municipality of Pristina.
Erblin holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude honors) from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal (2013) recognizing his leadership, service, merit, and the premise for dedicated contribution to the future of the profession. More recently he was part of a team in delivering “SEAMbiosis”, the 1st Prize proposal for the city of Gjakova (KO) at the internationally renowned architecture/urban competition Europan 13: The Adaptable City 2 (2015). Additionally he was awarded 2nd place in the design contest “Ideas for Prishtina: Rexhep Luci Award for Urbanism” (2014) organized by Kosovo Architecture Foundation (KAF) and the Municipality of Prishtina.
Team Bucaliu-Luma-Pula is a merger of young architecture designers with a sparkle of interests in landscape, urbanism, and public space.
Born and raised in Prishtina, Kosovo they each had opportunities to live and come in contact with multiple cultures such as Boston-USA, Berlin-Germany (E.Bucaliu), and Krakow-Poland (Rr.Pula & D.Luma). Blending knowledge from their previous experiences, both academically and professionally, has given them the chance to compare and combine their interests into an effective urban vision for the city of Gjakova.
Europan13 presented the ideal window of opportunity for team Bucaliu-Luma-Pula to examine innovative design strategies that resonate with the natural, cultural and political rhythms of a place. Their E13 proposal “SEAMbiosis” is an urban investigation involving a complex set of socially, culturally and economically charged issues for the city of Gjakova. It extends the role of Architects and the profession to significant contributors in improving living standards of the modern day society by considering our current demands.