A House as an Island

architect Ante Nikša Bilić

How to choose a position for a house on a very steep terrain that breaks down into the sea and where all vegetation, whipped up by the Bora wind, seems distorted and schizophrenic? How to reconcile this sinusoid of nature with a balanced and somewhat simple function of a vacation house? This amphitheatrical gesture shaped by slopes has an eternal proscenium in coastal cliffs and its scene is a sea surface where ships, winds and centuries of anticipation take turns. I was said that the house is experienced from the inside out. If we dig a hole on the slope and then fill it, we are inside and outside at the same time. If we put a roof above this covered space, we can talk about dwelling and vacationing.