titleGajeva street apartment



authorsTomislav Curkovic, Zoran Zidaric

collaboratorsBarbara Vukovic

photographerRobert Les

project year2004

completion year2005

area size160 m2


The apartment is located in a poorly maintained and neglected nineteenth century building in the centre of Zagreb. The interconnected rooms strech along the street facing facade and can take on almost any residential programme because they are functionally neutral. The central parts of the apartment are turned into points with a polyfunctional character. These transitional segments are lined with wooden panels with varying vertical and horizontal incisions for the transmission and scattering of the light. The sitting room and dining room take up mot of the street facing front. The white against the maroon, that is, the light against dark is the foundation of its visual identity. The revolving cupboard divides the dining from the sitting room and can fully rotate so that the televison can be watched from eihter room. A low tech procedure with a hight tech effect. When there are bigger gatherings and the two rooms need to be thrown into one, when the cupboard is turned ninety degrees, the dining and sitting rooms become one unit.