Jed in 4 way split of COARQ competition

Having submitted his ‘Healing Ground – an urban market farm in Sarajevo’ EK1 project to the COARQ competition
‘The Jury Members have designated four honorable mentions, while declared the first place empty’
Congratulations to Jed!

Read and see more here:



Courtesy of Niels:

There is a STOP and maybe GO on all welding activities in the workshop! Anybody who would like to be able to weld must have a so called §26-course. It takes one day / 7 hours and coasts 150 dkk. There are official courses on Oct. 28th; Nov. 25th; Dec. 16th 2010. It is also possible to make a special arrangement by contacting Nazma Hussain – mail: or phone: 3817 7783. The courses will take place in Ballerup, (Cph. surburbia).

Here is a link to the off. anouncement (in Danish) from the workshop:

Malta literature (+ some links)

>> From Niels and soon to be available on archimedes…jedidiah.

Audieu, ye joys of La Valette!

Adieu, sirocco, sun, and sweat!

..…Adieu, ye cursed streets of stairs!

(How surely he who mounts you swears!)…

Byron: Farewell to Malta (26th May, 1811)



The list below contain:

– List of available Malta Literature

– Comprehensive list of literature on Maltese art and architecture

– List of on-line articles

List of Malta links

List of available Malta Literature:

(all book titles (soon) available at Dept.2)


Thomas Pynchon: ”V”


Blue Guide – Malta & Gozo

L’archittetura a Malta (some articles in English, some in French or Italian)

Malta Views (exhibition catalogue)

Ambivalent Europeans: Ritual, Memory and the Public Sphere in Malta; Jon P. Mitchell

Caravaggio and Painters of Realism in Malta; Cynthia De Giorgio (Author, Editor), Keith Sciberras (Editor)

Maltes Islands guide

Historical Dictionary of Malta – Warren G. Berg

The Building of Malta 1530 – 1795; Quentin Hughes

Malta Sotterranea: Studies of its Early Christian and Jewish Sepulchural Art; Erich Becker, Katrin Fenech (Editor) Publisher: Midsea Books

Fortress Arch. By Q. Hughes

Huse på Malta; Lisbet Snoager Sloth

Comprehensive list of literature on Maltese art and architecture:

– titles not available at Dept. 2.

BLAGG, T.F.C., A. Bonanno, and A.T. Luttrell. Excavations at Hal Millieri, Malta. A Report on the 1977 Campaign Conducted on Behalf of the National Museum of Malta and The University of Malta. Msida: Malta University Press, 1990.

BLOUET, Brian W. “Town Planning in Malta 1530-1798”. In: The Town Planning Review, Vol. 35, No. 3 (1964), pp. 188-194.

BLOUET, Brian W. Valletta: A History of the City. Malta 1969.

BOFFA, Charles J. Malta’s Grand Harbour and Its Environs in War and Peace.

BONELLO, Giovanni. Art in Malta – Discoveries and Recoveries. Malta 1999.

BONELLO, Giovanni. “The Old Auberge de Castille (1573)”. In: The Sunday Times, October 11, 1992. p. 45.

BONELLO, Giovanni. “The Vanished Piazzas and Other Notes on Valletta”. In: The Sunday Times, March 13, 1994. p. 40.

BONELLO, Giovanni. “Notes on Lost Valletta”. In: The Sunday Times, March 20, 1994. p. 32.

BONELLO, Vincenzo. “Old Valletta”. In: Bulletin of the Museum, Vol. 1, No.. 4 (1934), p. 159-164.

BORG, Malcolm. British colonial architecture: Malta (1800-1900). 2001

BRADFORD, Ernle. Der Schild Europas. Der Kampf der Malteserritter gegen die Türken. Munich 1979.

BRADFORD, Ernle. Kreuz und Schwert. Der Johanniter Malteser-Ritterorden. Munich 1983.

BRAUN, Hugh. An Introduction to Maltese Architecture. Malta 1957.

BRAUN, Hugh. Works of Art in Malta, Losses and Survivals in the War. London 1946.

BUGEJA, Lino, Mario Buhagiar, and Stanley Fiorini (eds.). Birgu: A Maltese Maritime City. 2 vols. Malta 1993.

BUHAGIAR, Mario. “Medieval Cave-Dwellings and Rock-Cut Churches in Malta.” ATRIUM (Malta) no. 3. pp. 17-22.

BUHAGIAR, Mario. “Medieval Churches in Malta”. In: Anthony T. Luttrell (Ed.). Medieval Malta. Studies on Malta Before the Knights. London 1975.
pp. 163-180.

BUHAGIAR, Mario. St. Catherine of Alexandria: Her Churches, Paintings and Statues in the Maltese Islands. Malta 1979.

BUHAGIAR, Mario. “Medieval Malta: Its Hypogea, Cave Churches and Ecclesiastical Buildings”. In: Patrick Calleja (Ed.). Architecture in Malta, Vol. 1:
Historical Aspects. Malta 1986. pp. 39-49.

BUHAGIAR, Mario. “Decoration and Architecture”. In: Patrick Calleja (Ed.). Architecture in Malta, Vol. 2: Evolution of a Culture. Malta 1986. pp.

BUHAGIAR, Mario. The Iconography of the Maltese Islands 1400-1900: Painting. Malta 1987.

BUHAGIAR, Mario and Stanley Fiorini. Mdina: the cathedral city of Malta – a reassessment of its history and a critical appreciation of its architecture and works of art, volume 2
( 99909-975-2-7 )

BUHAGIAR, Mario. The late medieval art and architecture of the Maltese Islands
( 99932-10-35-8)

BUHAGIAR, Mario and Stanley Fiorini (Hrsg.). Mdina: The Cathedral City of Malta: A Reassessment of its History and a Critical Appreciation of its Architecture and Works of Art. 2 Vols. Malta 1996.

BUHAGIAR, Mario. Essays on the Knights and art and architecture in Malta 1500 – 1798
( 978-99932-7-246-5 )

CASSAR, Joseph Paul (Ed.). Art in Malta Today. Malta 2000.

CALLEJA, Patrick(ed.). Architecture in Malta; I : historical aspects. 1986

CANON, John Ciarlo. The Hidden Gem: St. Paul’s Shipwreck Collegiate Church – Valletta, Malta.

CILIA, Daniel and Michael Ellul. Legacy in stone: the architecture of the Knights of St John in Malta. 1991

DARMANIN DEMAJO, Giovanni. Archivio Storico di Malta. 4 Vols. Malta 1927.

DE GIORGIO, Roger. A City by an Order. Malta 1985.

DE GIORGIO, Roger. “The Building of Valletta”. In: Patrick Calleja (Ed.). Architecture in Malta. Vol. 1: Historical Aspects. Malta 1986. pp. 34-38.

DE LUCCA, Denis. Mdina: a history of its urban space and architecture. ( 99909-43-15-X ) 1995

DE LUCCA, Denis. Carapecchia: master of baroque architecture in early eighteenth century Malta. ( 99909-93-00-9 ) 1999

DE PIRO, Nicholas. The Auberge d’Aragon. ( 99909-43-10-9 ) 1993

DE PIRO, Nicholas and Daniel Cilia, Joseph Scerri. Valletta. A City Built by Gentlemen for Gentlemen.

DE PIRO, Nicholas. Costume in Malta: A History of Fabric, Form and Function.

EADIE, Peter M. Blue Guide – Malta & Gozo.

ELLUL, Michael. The Valletta Holy Infirmary. [unpublished master’s thesis, University of  Rome] 1967.

ELLUL, Michael. Heritage of an Island : Malta. Malta Dept.of Information, 1975

ELLUL, Michael. Maltese-English dictionary of architecture and building in Malta: with biographical notes on Maltese and foreign architects who worked in Malta.
( 978-99932-7-292-2 ) 2009

FIORINI, Stanley, and Victor Mallia-Milanes (eds.). Malta. A Case in International Cross-Currents. Proceedings of the First Interntional Colloquium on the History of the Central Mediterranean held at the University of Malta, 13-17 December 1989. Msida: University of Malta, 1991.

FLEMING, John. “Malta: Naval Base of the Baroque”. In: The Architectural Review, Vol. 100 (1946), pp. 22-25.

FLOWER, Arthur J. “Notes on Renaissance Architecture in Malta”. In: R.I.B.A. Third series Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1897), pp. 25-48.

FONDAZZJONI PATRIMONJU MALTI. Treasures of Malta. Various Volumes, published three times a year.

HARRISON and Hubbard. Valletta and the three Cities.

HOPPEN, Alison. The Fortification of Malta by the Order of St. John 1530-1798. Edinburgh 1979.

HUGHES, Quentin. “The Influence of Italian Mannerism upon Maltese Architecture”. In: Melita Historica – Journal of the ‘Malta Historical Society’, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1953), pp. 104-110.

HUGHES, Quentin. The Building of Malta 1530-1795. London 1956.

HUGHES, Quentin. “The Genesis of St. John’s, Valletta and a New Interpretation of Bramante’s Design for St. Peter’s, Rome.” In: Melita Historica – Journal of the ‘Malta Historical Society’, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1956), pp. 5-13.

HUGHES, Quentin. Fortress: Architecture and Military History. London 1969.

HUGHES, Quentin. “City of the Knights”. In: The Architectural Review, Vol. 166 (1969), pp. 69-74.

HUGHES, Quentin. “The Planned City of Valletta”. In: L’Architettura a Malta dalla Preistorica all’ Ottocento. Rome 1970. pp. 305-333.

HUGHES, Quentin. “Documents on the Buildings of Valletta.” In: Melita Historica – Journal of the ‘Malta Historical Society’, Vol. 7, No. 1 (1977), pp.

HUGHES, Quentin. “St. John’s Co-Cathedral in the Capital City of the Knights.” In: The Sunday Times,  July 9, 1978. pp. I, IV-V.

HUGHES, Quentin. “The Architectural Development of Hospitaller Malta.” In: Victor Mallia-Milanes (Ed.). Hospitaller Malta 1530-1798. Studies on Early Modern Malta and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Malta 1993. pp. 483-507.

HUGHES, Quentin [et al.]. Malta: the baroque island.  ( 99932-39-39-9 ) 2003

JONES, H. D. “Memoranda and details of the mode of building houses in Malta” (article), Dublin 1840.

KILIN. A Hundred Wayside Chapels of Malta & Gozo. Malta 2000.

LUTTRELL, Anthony T. (ed.). Medieval Malta. Studies on Malta Before the Knights. The British School at Rome. London 1975.

LUTTRELL, Anthony T. (ed.). Hal Millieri: A Maltese Casale, its Churches and Paintings. Malta 1976.

MAHONEY, Leonard. “St. John’s Conventual Church”. In: Patrick Calleja (Ed). Architecture in Malta. Vol. 1: Historical Aspects. Malta 1986. pp. 50-59.

MAHONEY, Leonard. A History of Maltese Architecture from Ancient Times up to 1800. Malta 1988.

MAHONEY, Leonard. 5000 Years of Architecture in Malta. Malta 1996.

MALLIA, Francis S. and Michael Ellul. “Valletta”. In: Ágnes Ságvári (Hrsg.). The Capitals of Europe / Les Capitales de L’Europe. Munich, New York, London, Paris 1980. pp. 303-305.

MANGION, Giovanni. “Girolamo Cassar architetto maltese del cinquecento”. In: Melita Historica – Journal of the ‘Malta Historical Society’, Vol. 6, No. 2 (1973), pp. 192-200.

MESSINA, Aldo. “Trogloditismo Medievale A Malta”. In: Melita Historica, Vol. 10, No. 2 (1989). pp. 109-120.

MICELI-FARRUGIA, Alberto and Petra Bianchi (eds.). Modernist Malta: the architectural legacy. ( 978-99932-0-692-7 ) 2009

MIELKE, Friedrich. “Treppen auf Malta”. In: Friedrich Mielke (Ed.). Scalalogia – Schriften zur internationalen Treppenforschung. Vol. 4. Collectaneen 3. Allersberg 1992. pp. 108-148.

PROMIS, Carlo. “Biografie di ingegneri militari italiani dal secolo XIV alla metà del XVIII”. In: Miscellanea di Storia Italiana 14. Turin 1874. pp. 715-717.

SAID-ZAMMIT, George A. The architectural heritage of the Maltese islands.
( 978-99932-607-3-8 )

SAMMUT, Edward. “The City of Palaces and the Work of Girolamo Cassar”. In: The Times, Special Valletta Centenary Number, March 28, 1966. pp.

SCICLUNA, Hannibal P. The Church of St. John in Valletta. Its History, Architecture and Monuments. Rome 1955.

SPITERI, Stephen C. Fortresses of the Knights.   ( 99909-72-06-0 ) 2001

STEPHENSON, Charles. The Fortifications of Malta 1530-1945.

ST. JAMES CAVALIER CENTRE FOR CREATIVITY. Pasmore – Victor, Wendy, John. Malta 2001.

THAKE, Conrad and Brent Hall. “Valletta – City Profile”. In: Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning (May 1992) pp. 91-102.

THAKE, Conrad. Baroque Churches in Malta. Malta 1995.

THAKE, Conrad and Quentin Hughes. Malta war and peace: an architectural chronicale 1800-2000.    ( 99932-7-055-5 ) 2005

TONNA, Joseph A. “Valletta – An Amalgam of Four Centuries”. In: The Sunday Times, March 27, 1966. p. 9.

TONNA, Joseph A. “The Evolution of Palace Architecture: Valetta and Mdina”. In: L’ Architettura a Malta dalla Preistorica all’ Ottocento. Rome 1970. pp. 400-412.

TONNA, Joseph A. “Architectural and Urbanistic tradition in Malta”. In: Collected Papers. University of Malta, Malta, 1992.

TRUMP, David H. Malta: Prehistory and Temples.

WALDSTEIN-WARTENBERG, Berthold. Die Vasallen Christi: Kulturgeschichte des Johanniterordens im Mittelalter. Wien, Köln und Graz 1988.

WARD PERKINS, John. “Medieval and Early Renaissance Architecture in Malta”. In: Anthony T. Luttrell (Ed.). Medieval Malta. Studies on Malta Before the Knights. London 1975. pp. 217-223.

WIENAND, Adam (Ed.). Der Johanniterorden, der Malteserorden. Der ritterliche Orden des Hl. Johannes vom Spital zu Jerusalem. Seine Geschichte, seine Aufgaben. 3., überarbeitete Aufl. Köln 1988.

WILKINSON, R.J.L. The Auberge de Provence and the Malta Union Club. Malta 1948.

ZAMMIT, Andre. Our architects: their lives and times – a private archive unveiled from the times of the Order of St John. ( 978-99909-0-509-0 ) 2009

ZAMMIT, T. Valletta – A Historical Sketch. Malta 1929.

ZAMMIT, Themistocles. The prehistoric temples of Malta and Gozo. 1995

List of on-line articles:

Articles on the ‘cart ruts’ of Malta:

…and two more on cart ruts:

Article: Elise Billiard: ‘When Tradition Becomes Trendy: Social distinction in Maltese Food

Culture’, which delves into the historical and social aspects of the

Maltese Food Culture.:

Article: PAUL SANT CASSIA (University of Durham):

Exoticizing Discoveries and Extraordinary Experiences:

– Traditional’ music, modernity, and nostalgia in Malta and other Mediterranean societies:

Article: ‘Genius spotted in Strait Street – locals love him’, by Ranier Fsadni

More articles from the same site…
Article: A Brief History of Food in Malta

List of Malta links:

MEPA – Malta Environment & Planning Authority:

MEPA – Map Server

Grand Harbour Local Plan:

Calendar / Events

Malta news:

The Malta Independent Online

Times of Malta

Malta Today


…a few strange Malta sources found in the Internet Archive at:

A brief history of the voyage of Katharine Evans and Sarah Cheevers, to the island of Malta:

To which is added, a short relation from George Robinson, of the sufferings which befel him in his journey to Jerusalem. 1715:


The ritual of the commandery, containing the work, lectures and monitorial of the Orders of Red Cross, Knight Templar and Knight of Malta: NY. 1878:

Hans Munk Hansen @ Malta

In 1979 when the danish charter turism blossomed, the danish architect Hans Munk Hansen drew a vacation center for “Dansk folkeferie”

Dansk folkeferie was a newly started socialistic concept, servicing danish comrades who wanted a bit of tan when having time of at the factory.

It is a really nice project, drawing on themes as the mediterrainian family house, the climate, private vs. social(istic) etc.

I am planning a tour out one day, maybe to do a little surveying.

I put the file in archimedes/adf 2/valetta/Hans Munk Hansen



Malta links#2

Forwarded from malta, thanks to Elaine Bonavia architectstudent at malta>>

Some of the offices is pretty conventional but I found the very interesting>>

i know a couple of architects who are crazy about valletta that may be able to help you, for example one of them has done numerous projects of modern intervention in historic places in valletta – his name is chris briffa, and I can talk to him if you need.
I also know another architect who knows a lot about valletta’s history because he did a dissertation on the underground passages in valletta that the Knights built – subterranean valletta..
also check out and .. they are also good architecture companies in malta and AP have done some great work in valletta.
traditional maltese housing can be found almost everywhere on the island at the core parts of every old village, so i think that it will not be a typical characteristic of valletta, Valletta is a planned city, purposely built for the use of the Knights and evrything is arranged in a grid-like fashion unlike the old villages which have winding roads and all streets are revolving around the parish church. compare – Mdina and Valletta. also, in valletta there is a place called Manderaggio which is like the slum place where a lot of old housing now stands. some places are still homes for people, but others are probably vacant.
Re. maps, i assume u need site maps.. in malta if anyone needs a printed site map they either go to the Planning Authority and buy it from there (you can look at the map server on the website but its crappy ) or else you print it yourself from survey sheets owned by the architect you work with. the second choice is better because it takes less hassle and costs nothing.
other interesting things: check out this website, and download The Architect magazines in pdf, there are probably some good projects based in malta that you can have a look at. it’s basically a mag issued from the Chamber of Architects & Civil Engineers in malta .. plenty of names of people that can be helpful too.

in valletta right now – Fort St. Elmo is a great site, all the Forts and Cavaliers are actually…
and then there’s the city gate project of Renzo Piano..

these are also websites worth checking:
you might want to go here i dunno – (>>ohh yes.. WE ARE GOING!!)
//Big love

Contemporary Malta (some links)

Hi gang, I’ve compiled a variety of links to some articles, websites, information on contemporary issues in Malta. This is by no means an exhaustive list, just some things that have interested me and hopefully they will help you get started with your own research.

African migrants:

Crowded Malta struggles to cope with illegal immigration

Malta struggles with migrants

African Immigration to Europe

Malta: Africans’ way station to the EU

Illegal bird hunting:

The fight against Malta’s illegal bird hunt

The sound of no birds singing

Birdlife Malta


National aquaculture sector overview:  Malta

Tuna breeding research: Breakthrough raises hopes


Land, water and limestone

Briny future for vulnerable Malta

Maltese news:

Times of Malta

The Maltese Independent