Transparency and Fluidity

architect Dominika Batista
project House D1, Ljubljana , Slovenia
written by Maja Ivanič


Looking for new dwelling concepts


Good architecture is a materialised abstraction, since only abstraction allows us to see the essence. With these words William J. R. Curtis opened his lecture to students of architecture in Ljubljana last year.


It is human nature to seek the essence and seek to understand it, and curiosity may just as well be a genetic code driving a human to explore the unknown, shatter common beliefs, and push the imposed limits further away.


The relentless progress changes the mental and physical makeup of a human, changes his culture and ethics: tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis…