Croquis for own pleasure, generating sketch for initiating project,
for idea clarification and inquire of form, function and construction,
projects for presentation, projects for legal procedure and drawings
for construction purpose, different scales, from full scale, 1:1
to 1:1000 and up - that is a life of an architect, so has been mine.
Many tries to get job, through clients, through competitions, with
recommendations of those who liked my work. A lot of ambitions and
drawings, some has been realized. In sense of cost-benefit work,
there were so many hours of wasted time, but in the sense of architectural
pleasure, I enjoy working on my projects, doesn't matter what kind
I always wanted to be contemporary and modern. All these projects are
copies of copies (of copies and so on ) - originals have been hidden,
forgotten, lost or maybe - originals never existed. Of course, there
were a lot of inspiration around us, in many projects there are very
strong influences and there are direct relations with form givers (but
also form givers had been influenced from previous ones) - architecture
has been in permanent development. Anyway Le Corbusier, FLWright, Mies,
Breuer, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, NY-5, Soleri, Archigram, the Finns,
have many times been in my mind, the least with particular projects.
Croatian architects before and around me, were relevant in my architectural
My first professional experience came in offices where I worked as
a draftsman, in several projects the work in cooperation was also a
kind of experience, but majority of projects I worked on my own. With
exception of competition projects where I had support in putting drawings
in ink, I solely worked on my projects from first sketches to final
details. Some projects were one man show.
With computer drawings age, all of my projects were drawn by my young
associates whom I owe great gratitude for very important support. Vjekoslav
Žele, Nikola Šimunić, Ana Miše and Marko Jambrović have been excellent
and talented collaborators.