Empowering a sustainable movement for a small country ravaged by war, 4M Group has envisioned a
radical opposition to the urban landscape of Prishtina’s monotonous, beguiling assortment of dense
concrete blocks and copy-paste spaces.
The bold and powerful Humolli House is monumental
through the sheer force of its choreography of light; light that is so precisely used, one can feel its
Perched up on a small hill overlooking a suburb of Prishtina, the strength and dynamism of this
structure results in a dramatic architectural creation that has become a living symbol of confidence in
an environment striving to find itself.
It has blazed a new trail for the young nation of Kosovo and provided the capacity to transform a
mentality by offering vicarious access to a world of greater possibilities for local architects, designers
and an overall population of 1.8 million.
Through elements like space, geometry and raw materials, volumes of light define the Humolli House,
pouring in through expansive windows. The living space resembles a pure and inhabitable sculpture
that inspires a society to think about how form and function can together break new ground and build
a microcosm of sustainable beauty.
With orientation and natural illumination meticulously planned, large south- and west-facing windows
provide atmospheric corners and astonishing focal points that draw the eyes into specific areas during
any time of day. The intersection of planes, walkways and stairs encourage social encounters and
visual exploration within a sprawling space of 850 sq.m. Areas dissolve into one another-- from the
private outdoors of its gardens through to the surreal landscape within the contemporary mansion, the
home’s interior becomes an extension of its exterior, connecting with nature to breathe in surrounding
Elevating Prishtina’s collective consciousness of architecture’s capabilities in creating ideals, the
Humolli House not only exhibits the possibilities of boundless creativity, but also reveals an important
ethical consideration of how space impacts both the emotions of a society and its spirit.