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
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 of inferiority.