The volumetric simplicity and symmetry of the series of villas that Dobrovic built in Dubrovnik in the decade of the nineteen-thirties, relates then at the same time to the rules of International Style, and to the local tradition of country mansions built by the Dubrovnik elite. The simultaneous modesty of the precisely designed interiors and the dynamic spaciousness of the open exteriors represent the realization of a sustained lifestyle dependent on climate conditions: spatial luxury imbued with the logic of low consumption. In the Villa Rusalka located in Dubrovnik-Boninovo, the Mediterraneain climate literally penetrates the house, from the ground floor porch through the loggia in the middle floor to the flat roof.
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bostjan, March 14th, 2017