Grey, Normal

architect Dragomir Maji Vlahović
project Monochrome House, Zagreb, Croatia
written by Maroje Mrduljaš


Architects usually say that houses which aspire to become a cultural fact must unequivocally belong to their time. This assumption goes hand in hand with the evolutionary view of culture and civilization, where architecture actively participates as an avant-garde and agent of progress, or looks at the technical, social and cultural reality to obtain the lessons and means for its own constitution. But the current moment is not only a mechanical cross-section of our age, because it summarizes the whole of history and the projected future. Which age do today’s houses belong to, what makes them the representatives of this time, what cultural and civilized values do they observe? There is no single answer to these questions any longer, as if time had split into several parallel streams.