POS (State Stimulated Housing Construction) - Living on the Outskirts

written by Maroje Mrduljaš


It is beyond dispute that there are favorable and less favorable times and circumstances for architecture, especially built architecture. An interchange between exciting and boring  approaches is one of the crucial characteristics of  architectural culture. These stem from autonomous and inner conditions as well as from the state of the economy, political conditions, and the technical and aesthetic level of the society. Yet it is possible and necessary to follow up the hardly recognizable and circuitous continuity of construction of some outstanding buildings, and it is also possible at the same time to register entire decades   marked by modest architectural realizations that stamped whole neighborhoods with poor space management. Taking in periods of outstanding generational achievements to ages of stagnation, these oscillations may be well seen in the case of Croatia.