The architectural case study Prishtina House exemplifies the kind of defence architecture that appeared in Kosovo after the political changes of the 1990s. After the collapse of modernism, the citizens of Prishtina began building their houses in a wide range of styles, each expressing the taste of the owner. Prishtina House is an example of personal orientalism. Personal styles are the expression of a fragmented society. In Prishtina, the citizens have become the smallest state. Self-sustainability is also an issue, since citizens have to rely on their own resources: a generator powers the streetlight.
Marjetica Potrč (b. 1953) is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Potrč's interdisciplinary practice includes on-site projects, research, architectural case studies, and series of drawings. Her work documents and interprets contemporary architectural practices (in particular, with regard to energy infrastructure and water use) and the ways people live together.