Bosnian Chardaklia House: Abazovic Family House in Donja Koprivna Near Cazin


  • Ahmet Hadrovic Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



In the wide range of vernacular architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosnian chardaklia house is one of those achievements that with its spatial organization, materialization and external appearance most vividly reflects the nature of Bosnian people, the nature of his family and worldview. This house is an objectified history of man and his family, at the same time as modern a museum whose content testifies to the past and predicts the future. The Bosnian chardaklia house, especially the one realized in the area of Central Bosnia, stands out by the fact that its disposition at the time of the original construction perceives the future, sometimes four generations of the human generation that follows each other. It is a building designed in the way of the functioning of a living organism, so by its nature it is an example of understanding flexibility in architecture and the forerunner of modern understanding of bioclimatic, that is, sustainable architecture. The Abazovic family house is located in the Donja Koprivna village, about 6 km away from the center of Cazin (geographical coordinates: 44º59' 32.13'' N, 15º58' 48.15'' E, Elevation: 396 m). The house was built (1937) by Bajram Abazovic (1892-?), a native of Buzim, who was appointed local imam in Donja Koprivna. It is interesting that this house was “transferred” from the Hodzici village near Krzalic, where it was built and used for several years.


Bosnian chardaklia house, Donja Koprivna near Cazin, Abazovic family


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How to Cite

Hadrovic, A. (2022). Bosnian Chardaklia House: Abazovic Family House in Donja Koprivna Near Cazin. Journal of Smart Buildings and Construction Technology, 4(1), 15–27.





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