Like an Englishman in New York

architects Vasa Perović, Marija Bevk
project House TV, Zagreb, Croatia
written by Alan Kostrenčić


Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You could end up as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society

I’m an alien I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York



Zagreb’s suburbia has always had its own parallel life. It specific atmosphere, now unfortunately fading due to changes in people and mentality, was characteristic of the Railway Colony and related to belonging, to the crew from the hood, to home, but a home where you live with your neighbours.

[1] Sting – Englishman in New York from the album ...Nothing Like the Sun from 1987.