Summer house in Novi Vinodolski, Croatia

Built in 1962, architect Georgije Nedeljkov

The planning of the coastal regions of Yugoslavia in the 1960s allowed the construction of summer houses with sizes up to 70 square meters. The development of the predominantly rising plots of land was designed in such a way that even the rear rows of houses would have a view of the sea.

The decision for a flat roof corresponded to the Yugoslavian modernism of the time, but competed, as in many places, with the traditional gable roofs. The projection of the wooden roof, by 2 meters, under which the large wooden window-doors can be fully opened to the terrace, was controversial in view of the fierce winds and storms on the coast, but has proved its worth even after 60 years. The thick natural stone walls, the floor plan and the ventilation concept make it possible to this day to manage without air conditioning.

Modernization and refurbishment, design and construction management (Nina Nedelykov), 1988 and 2013.