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Antonia Asturic + Korina Barisic

Zagreb, Croatia
Antonia and Korina are young architects, recently graduated from Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb Croatia. Attended schools in Milano and Paris. Interested in research architecture. Both are dog lovers.

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Testing /Housing/ Envelope

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Testing /Housing/ Envelope
We test architecture through its participants, people, and through materialized structures, buildings. We never separate one from the other.

How can we create a possibility to plug in an alienated individual into the social world using architecture? The project consists of two parts. Firstly, we were questioning the true meaning of a physical boundary, the definition of one and the correlation with the exteriority towards the adjoining spaces. Should one housing unite have only one manifested boundary or one should change accordingly to its own environment.
Secondly, we tested the psychological boundary of current users, the problem of alienation and participation of an individual through usage and creation on THE building.
Elevating the housing structure and the creation of a public ground as a memory park, contributed an added value to the macro (city) and micro (residential) scale. The building has its own life as well as its tenants. While designing their own life tenants became architects. By living their own truth, they frame the truth of the building.

We wanted to give a choice.


site - division in 3 areas.
-1 social space, cultural area
0 public space, green park
+1 residential area

correlation between apartments.
their way of expanding towards the semi - public space

the modification of one residential unit.

model 1.
the whole complex

model 2.
the platform with residential units
the modification of their envelope

Blurring Lines


Testing /Housing/ Envelope

Blurring Lines


Testing /Housing/ Envelope
We test architecture through its participants, people, and through materialized structures, buildings. We never separate one from the other.

How can we create a possibility to plug in an alienated individual into the social world using architecture? The project consists of two parts. Firstly, we were questioning the true meaning of a physical boundary, the definition of one and the correlation with the exteriority towards the adjoining spaces. Should one housing unite have only one manifested boundary or one should change accordingly to its own environment.
Secondly, we tested the psychological boundary of current users, the problem of alienation and participation of an individual through usage and creation on THE building.
Elevating the housing structure and the creation of a public ground as a memory park, contributed an added value to the macro (city) and micro (residential) scale. The building has its own life as well as its tenants. While designing their own life tenants became architects. By living their own truth, they frame the truth of the building.

We wanted to give a choice.


site - division in 3 areas.
-1 social space, cultural area
0 public space, green park
+1 residential area

correlation between apartments.
their way of expanding towards the semi - public space

the modification of one residential unit.

model 1.
the whole complex

model 2.
the platform with residential units
the modification of their envelope


Idea by

Antonia Asturic + Korina Barisic
Zagreb
Croatia
Antonia and Korina are young architects, recently graduated from Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb Croatia. Attended schools in Milano and Paris. Interested in research architecture. Both are dog lovers.