Restrained Aesthetics for the Zadar Cruiser

architect Nikola Bašić
project Residential - office complex, Zadar, Croatia
written by Hrvoje Njirić


Recent Croatian architectural production, particularly modest in the residential segment, has been drif­ting between vague and ignorant clients, slow and unresponsive institutions, indolent, hasty or incompetent architects, and finally, faulty and technically inferior construction with (too) many compromises made. With this kind of mainstream, any deviation is praiseworthy, particularly if it has the ambition to go beyond the usual morphology and typology.