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Interactive Kinetic Architecture: Progressive Design Principles

Bujar Q. Bajçinovci, Vlora Aliu, Bard Bajçinovci, Uliks Bajçinovci

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.2.535

Interactive architecture encompasses building automation but goes beyond it by including forms of interaction engagements and responses that may lay in pure communication purposes as well as in the emotive and artistic realm, thus entering the field of interactive art. In the coming decades, a new interactive architecture process will continue to be largely implemented into the urban-architectural environment. Various performative art media also embark on interactive architectural design strategies. Therefore, the combination of sensors, processors, and effectors of the variable elements in the architectural structure transforms the perception and understanding of the architectural buildings from passive one into an active evolutive composition.

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Editorial Volume 6, Issue 1

María Fernanda Sandoval

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.1.534

The first month of 2019 has been very stimulating, check the " News &Views" section on the left side of our homepage. We have been visiting and working with prestigious artists and musicians including video interviews and reports. In addition, we have published a number of important articles in the fields of Medicine, Architecture, among others, covering the spectrum of sciences, humanities, and arts. We are also constantly improving our Website for you. Now articles can be classified into more than one category. Furthermore, also videos may be added to your articles as a link. To watch press the button “Watch Video” at the bottom of the respective article. You may also select articles by sections such as Medicine etc. on the left side of the homepage. Furthermore, you may select articles by language and search words of your choice. Shortly, the statistics of each article will be available to our readers, covering the time since October 2019.

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3D printed scaffold to monitor hanging drops on inverted microscopes

Lukas Peintner

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.2.531

Growing cells in 3D cell culture became a major field in cell biology over the last decade. Cells growing in a dimensionally unrestricted space spontaneously form organoids or spheroids that express cellular behavior different from cells growing on a plane surface. However, monitoring three dimensional spheroids on standard inverted microscopes proved difficult since hanging drops are often outside the focus range. Here I present the design and production of a cover slip tray by conventional additive printing (3D printing) able to fit into a single well of a six-well plate to enable the observation of hanging drop spheroids using inverted microscopes.

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Emergency Reconstruction of Primary Schools in post-conflict context: the case of Kosovo

Vlora Navakazi, Bardha Meka, Flaka Xerxa

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.1.530

The post-war situation in Kosovo after 1999, in most cities and especially in rural settlements, was immensely difficult due to completely or partially burned public facilities, among which, school buildings suffered the most. To recover such a state, emergency interventions from many international organizations besides reconstruction of residential buildings being the priority of the programs were mainly focused in the improvement of the primary school buildings’ infrastructure, as it was an important factor to return residents in their settlements. The purpose of this study is to analyze the process of emergency design and construction of primary schools in the post-war period in Kosovo, from 1999 and afterward, also to investigate the impact of the used standards on the reforming of the educational system.

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Anxiety and Urban Stress for Parking Spots

Bujar Q. Bajçinovci, Mejreme Bajçinovci

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.1.525

The lack of a sustainable urban mobility plan for the city of Pristina and its linkage to spatial plans in the future will bring serious problems for the city, which will have a negative impact on the quality of life. Lack of a serious and professional approach to sustainable city planning, uncontrolled expansion and without predetermined criteria, social cohesion and services have brought the city to a critical point of development. It is clear that the factual situation of parking lots in Pristina is problematic. The need for parking spaces and public parking garages in Prishtina are very immediate. There is no parking plan where there are legal, private parking, illegal parking lots. Therefore, it is important to provide data on the basis of which will be the best solution for parking regulation and categorization.

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Editorial Volume 5, Issue 10

María Fernanda Sandoval

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.10.522

We are happy to end 2018 in a successful way with all your support and hope to have a wonderful 2019 overflowing with endless interesting articles from all over the world. The Editorial Board and everybody in JOSHA would like to thank our readers and authors for supporting this project. Moreover, we were receiving around 100 articles that conform to a total of almost 300 articles since 2014 with more than 400,000 visits and more than 300,000 downloads, and concerning this last issue, in December 2018, a total of 7 articles belonging to the areas of medicine, architecture and design, music, visual arts, and politics were published. We also like to remind you to make comments on the articles as well as we wish all our readers a joyful reading experience.

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Roland Mertelsmann

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.1.520

The JOSHA Team is very pleased to share with you information about our second Demetrios Prize 2019. For the categories BACHELOR, MASTER and DOCTORAL thesis the International Academy of Science, Humanities and Arts (IASHA e.V.) supported by the Biothera Foundation will select 3 theses in each category and award a prize of € 500 each. Our editors will select the winners. The manuscripts of the winners will be published in the Journal of Science, Humanities, and Arts - JOSHA, with a unique DOI for each paper. Theses in either GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH or SPANISH may be submitted. Bachelor, Master, and doctoral theses should be submitted by mail to June 15, 2019. The “Journal of Science, Humanities, and Arts – JOSHA” has been initiated to create a novel internet platform to access the broad diversity of important discoveries and creativity in the fields of Science, Humanities, and Arts.

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Design and Art Guidelines for Complex Structures

Bujar Q. Bajçinovci

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.10.514

Drawn words are better recalled than written! Furthermore, pictures are better remembered than items studied as words even when test items are presented as words, clearly, and evidently presented in many conducted research tests. The picture superiority effect showed a clear developmental trend. Designing commercial buildings poses urban and compositional challenges, especially when the production process implies the use of various technological equipment that can pollute the environment. In general, Kosovo's industrial development was based on the exploitation of raw materials and their processing to a certain degree, but not to a satisfactory degree of processing and finalization. The diversity of design of complex structures must always be in line with the requirements of technological processes, trends, economic development, environmental protection, and sustainable human development.

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Passing on a baton - Einen Taktstock weitergeben

Leander Hotaki

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.10.513

Leander Hotaki is since 2010 the director of the German program called "Albert Konzerte" which is a program in charge of making possible to bring the greatest artist of the World to Freiburg and to make the most wonderful concerts in the south-west of Germany. In fact, he also promotes the work of the best students in the field of dramaturge or music in many universities in Germany and writes columns about different topics around music and musicians. This time he writes about the business in the music world. In contrast to many medium-sized companies, many musician families systematically build up "successors", even over many years: the children receive the best education, are involved in projects, travel the world with their parents and for their part build up a network.

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Editorial of Volume 5, Issue 9

Anusha Venkatraman

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.9.508

At JOSHA, we strive towards getting literary contributions from diverse topics and fields. In this issue, we again saw very exciting contributions from authors and the focus was on art, literature, and history. Through the bilingual articles ‘’Art- the mother of all discoveries’’, Stefan Seiler and Zazie-Charlotte Pfeiffer brought us the details about the successful concert organized by The International Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and Arts for the second time. The event was hosted by IASHA e.V. and Marcel Thimm, CEO of Sparkasse Freiburg and saw extraordinary performances and turned out be an eventful evening brimming with art. ©2015 The Authors. Published by the International Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and Arts under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.