We published a book: What Is Regenerative Architecture All About?

We published a short bilingual book called "What Is Regenerative Architecture All About?" The publishing was supported by the Croatian Chamber of Architects, Iverpan, ArTresor and Etnotrend. This booklet presents the topic of regenerative...

09.01.2024

Do you have to have a house and a car?

One of the reasons why I started working as an educator for sustainability is the fact that I'm also an architect. How to design and build - that's just one part of the story. What to design and build, and why, is just as important. At a certain...

05.02.2022

Building materials for a friend

“How do you choose a building material for your house,” you ask. Some time ago everywhere, and in many places today, it was/is a rather simple choice: Take from nature what is locally available and practical for building. However, with the...

07.10.2020

All the things that need to be sustainable for a house to be sustainable

For the Croatian version click here . Sustainability is not superficial The term sustainability can refer to different things and we often have different, or partial, ways of interpreting it. If we are building a house, it would be wise – and even...

07.10.2020

Što sve treba biti održivo da bi kuća bila održiva?

For the English version, click here Održivost, a ne površnost Riječ održivo pokriva puno toga, i često svatko od nas ima neko drukčije, ili parcijalno, shvaćanje te riječi. Svakako bi bilo dobro – zapravo nužno – da, ako gradimo kuću, gradimo...

29.09.2020

What should a house look like?

ONE – Style and wellbeing As far as I’m concerned, a person can choose their house to look like anything they want. Any style, any colour, any character, anything from abstract to figurative. A-ny-thing-at-all. That doesn’t mean I like every house I...

18.04.2020

Our two rooms

While designing the thorough-but-simple renovation of our apartment, my wife and I created a "big lively room" and a "small quiet room". Notice that we didn't specify the use: We didn’t say anything like “living room”, “bedroom”, “office” etc...

12.06.2018

Hrvatske kocke kuće

Kako bi napuštene kuće iz šezdesetih i sedamdesetih godina mogle postati žarišta života diljem Hrvatske? Zašto su se tako razmnožile te hrvatske kocke? Hrvatska su sela posuta prepoznatljivim kockastim kućama iz socijalizma. Prizemlje, kat i...

07.06.2018

Why we are mindful of the clients' budget

We are mindful of the budget out of basic human respect, but also because avoiding loans is a service to the whole society. Here is why: Money is a clever invention that allows us to trade products and services efficiently, over distances of space...

14.03.2018

What is an ecovillage?

What is an ecovillage? It turns out that the answer is neither simple, nor one. Whatever image of it you might have in mind, I bet you can find ecovillages that are completely different from it. And that is one of the best things about them...

27.11.2017

Storytelling in architecture: The communication of wellbeing

So you’re the architect and some clients come to you because they want you to design a house for them. But it’s not a house they are after: it’s happiness. They might not even know it themselves, but that’s what they will be looking a for: a place...

20.07.2016

Waking up at Dawn

Even during my first family-house design project (2 nd year at the Faculty of Architecture), when I stood face to face with quite a steep plot of land at the foothills of Medvednica, it was clear to me that the plot had something to “say” and that I...

21.07.2015

Tent

We were camping, the two of us, in a tent fixed to the ground and to four young olive trees, just big enough to have their branches touch above the centre of the tent. In front of us a garden, and then bushes. Apart from the toilet+shower building...

12.08.2014

On the Kitchen

It’s amazing how the kitchen is engrained in our minds as an image, and how limited the image is. As soon as you hear “kitchen”, what do you imagine? Regardless of a specific style, which can be totally diverse, the image in your mind is that of a...

17.03.2014