Residential House (IPCM) (Pristina)

Status

Type of Protection: Other Date of Protection: 731/1957

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2012

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2013

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2014

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2015

History

The house where today is located the Institute for Preservation of Kosovo Monuments dates from the second half of the XIX century. It was built by Maliq Pasha, a feudal gentleman from Kosovo, and today is under the protection of the state as one of the most interesting examples of civic architecture typology of housing in Kosovo. In the last decades of the 19th century, the first administration of the Kosovo Villayet is situated, at the same time, first printing hose operated there. In 1957 when the building was purchased by the Provincial Office, it was in bad shape, but with the interventions made, it was saved from immediate destruction and it was returned to its original appearance. The house has had very wide yard divided into 'haremllëk' and 'Selamllëk. Two sides of the fence are original with small interventions in plaster and whitewashing and supporting objects of the house are new but they fit with the architecture of the house. Central building (the house) is original, with small interventions to adapt to the need of the time for office and library, archive etc. Front facade is oriented towards south and courtyard is surrounded by walls covered with traditional tiles. The house is symmetrical, with rectangular layout with storey GF + 1. In front facade, there is a closed lobby, and the house has thick mud walls. The front wall of floor, there is a 30 cm from out of the wall to form the crown that breaks the monotony and decorates the building. The roof has a small slope with wide shelter of 120 cm wide and covering of ceramics. From the main entrance of the yard to the porch of the house one may go through the path paved with 'cobbled stones. From the veranda through two wing doors one may enter to the lobby where the hearth is located. On the left side of the hall, through a narrow corridor, one may enter the alcove sanitation. From both sides of this narrow corridor there is an outhouse. In ‘divanhane’ (Sofa) in the floor, one may enter through a one wing staircase made of wood k. The order of the rooms on the floor is the same with the rooms on the ground floor. The floor structure is timber beams covered with wooden decks in all the rooms, except the ground floor lobby which is paved with cobblestone. All doors, both one-and two-wing doors, are made of massive wood and are the most recent work; only door that leads from the lobby to the narrow corridor on the west side is authentic. The walls are lined, windows are rectangular and wooden and floors are covered with a net made of wood truss called tolpin. The interior and furniture are more recent but adjusted to the original style characterised by seats that time 'Minder' covered with carpets, deep wall cupboards with lids in wood and wooden shelves.

References

Unique number: 003084

Name: Residential House (IPCM)

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prishtinë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Pristina

City/Village: Prishtina

Locality: Historical Centre of Prishtina

Postal Code: 10000

Name of Street: Zenel Salihu, Nr. 9

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period:

Century: 19th

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