The most common and most probable destiny for a big majority of architects
is dealing with housing. So, it was my main architectural design
activity - in particular, low rise and family houses. Novelty and
experiment that I sometimes proposed was not supported to be developed
more and my proposals were not accepted and developed in the scope
I expected. Reality meant to deal with clients demands, with financial
limits and compromise with sterile and rigid, but often unclear
and confusing urban rules.
Living and dwelling are almost synonyms. Majority of day, week, year
or life time has been spent in residential space, no matter if it
is small or large, social flat or castle, badly or nicely furnished.
Even those who are working far away of home are mostly in their residential
space - not to mention very young and old.
Quality of dwelling is quality of life.
Activities in bedrooms, livingrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, in working
nooks, in light and dark say about a style of living, of dwelling
and general culture.
All dwelling units, no mater of size, should be enough functional
for many basic activities. Nutrition, health care, sexual life, reproduction
of human beings, education, entertainment, social life, maybe some
work are in residential space. Sometimes it is a hospital. That is
only space that belongs to family, parents and kids, to couple or
single. Residence gives a feeling of proudness, power or contrary