Contextual parameters of contemporary modernist house in the Mediterranean

Adnan Zoranić


Dealing with environmental sustainability in architecture is often the presentation of technological and financial power or just a reflection of some fashionable experimentation. Contrary to such developments in architecture is the pursuit of understanding the different contextual determinations of every place on which we build. Ideas that respecting regional cultural-historical, social, climatic, topographic and other natural parameters dating from the very beginnings of the modern movement in architecture. There are especially pronounced in the area of the Mediterranean countries, in contrast to the wealthier, north and west European countries where the modern is initially impressed with machine and technology and more oriented to internationalism. Traditional Mediterranean architecture is essentially rational, with recognizable materialization and technology, formally purified and conceptually clear. Mediterranean vernacular architecture became the basis for the emergence of the Mediterranean modernism recognizable by a specific attitude towards human needs, regional characteristics, design and organization of space, respecting nature and adapting to climate factors and use of traditional material and its combination with new technologically advanced materials. Modern architecture has evolved in its development especially in its relation to the context. Neo-modern expression, especially the one present in some of the Mediterranean countries insists on a bioclimatic definition, integration with the environment and mixture of local and modern in concept, design, materialization, but primarily in understanding the essence of these relationships.

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ISSN: 2303-4521

Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.21533/pen

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