Contextualised Modernism

architect Aleksandar Paris
project Papeš House, Rovinj, Croatia
written by Antonio Rubbi


Every piece of architecture is a reaction to a specific location and task, but only true architecture unmistakably reflects the properties of a specific locality. Lately this tenet seems to have been muffled by superficiality and banal rhetoric. The meaning of a building in a certain space seems to have been banished to the margins of the profession. 


With universal commercialization and loss of focus, culture has become a commodity on the media market, and architecture has decreasingly been perceived as art.