A House with a View

architect Ante Mardešić
project The Mesić House, The Island of Vis, Croatia
written by Nenad Kondža


In the afternoon at five
she still stands behind the shutters
looking out to the port
the same old maid.

As a child I remember the house
the yellow window through the drapery
giving a little light
and she sits, making lace.

Arsen Dedić: The Old Maid


How many times have I leafed through architectural magazines and wondered not who designs such good houses, but who commissions them.


Where can one find such clients that commission houses, saying what they want and leaving the how to you?