The Metaphor of Growing Up

written by Ana Šverko
architects Katja Florjanc, Lidija Dragišić, Breda Bizjak, Emir Jelkić and Ajda Vogelnik Saje



Physically, a child is just a small person; approximately two times smaller than an average person, and the built environment is not standardised according to their dimensions. Mentally, a child is much more than we can remember when we grow up. A child grows and develops and represents a potential of everything that will finally be realised in only one variant. It is the early memories and interpretations of the impressions from the childhood that make an indispensable part of our mind, from where we will later draw our inspiration and dreams.