In memoriam: Duško Rakić



Ante Duško Rakić, (Šibenik, 6 June  1932. – Zagreb, 23 November 2017.)
Enviroment from which architecture emerges from is extremely important for understanding its context. Every one of us has a different point of view and attitude in relation to time in which we live in, and we choose different possibilities and directions to solve the same task. This is where we come to the personality which is closely connected with character, which finally determines the lifestyle. Architects love to leave an impression, so they choose various requisites to stress what they want, and time in which Rakić has acted was the time when attitude was shown with a nonchalancely held cigarette.
Ante Rakić, Duško for friends, was born on 6 June 1932 in Šibenik, he graduated in 1955 from Zagreb's Technical Faculty under the mentorship of professor Vladimir Turina. He was recipient of Viktor Kovačić award for lifetime achievement, which is awarded by Association of Croatian Architects, in 2008. Plaque, which is a part of the award, holds an important place in his home. He was one of sterling Croatian architects and author of more than 30 built buildings in Croatia and neighbouring region, while he dedicated himself equally to theory of architecture and architectural practice.