On the preliminary exam that year, among about four hundred candidates,
80 were enrolled. I was the seventh in rank on the list. First two years
were based on elements and vocabulary of architecture study. Drawing with
parallel ruler, triangles, putting in ink and free hand drawing - both
should have been in scale. Topics and sensibility of school was from history
to the Bauhaus future - that was my choice for shaded perspective upon
photography. Also, I chose the Lovell Health House as my favorite to be
drawn in linear perspective. I drew objects around me, my mother sewing
machine, church bells, elegant boats.
With project of family house and guide of assistant A.Dragomanović, I learnt
about Misian flowing space and floating form. Dragomanović learnt me how
to be inspired with Aldo van Eyck for my kindergarten project - theft or
allowance. Next projects, Sport Hall and Hotel on Adriatic were under prof.B.Rašica & assistant
Marsić, and multidwelling building was under prof.Galić & assistant
Hasanagić. In the year 1970, as the best student on the Architectural faculty,
rector Ivan Supek gave me the Rector Award.
Prof.Šegvić was my mentor on diploma project, civic and shoping center
for small community Tuheljske Toplice, close to Zagreb. Kenzo Tange (suspended
roof) and Alvar Aalto (soft shaping in natural setting) were some of inspirations.