Implosion In Kustošija

architect Veljko Olujić
project Annex and Reconstruction of Pavlinek Family House, Zagreb, Croatia
written by Dubravko Bačić


The Pavlinek family contemplated thoroughly what to do with their old house; whether they should sell it, demolish it and build a replacement residential building with several apartments, or make all efforts to create a new dwelling space for three generations under the same roof. When they decided to go with this final option, they were probably waiting to see the result with great anxiety. The state of the existing building was not encouraging: the existing old single-storey house on a location of complex border conditions, the back yard squeezed between the neighbouring houses with what once used to be a locksmith’s shop, problematic neighbours, in a context that is only remotely inspiring....