THEORETICAL PRACTICE OF MILAN ZLOKOVIĆ AND ITS MATERIAL COROLLARIES
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
In architectural practice of Milan Zloković there exists a curious division between his prewar orientation towards building and his postwar emphasis on theoretical research. However, the distinction between these two fields of his work is not that simple and unequivocal. The particular aim of this paper is to explore this vague relationship in Zloković’s postwar practice by focusing on his late project of the Tourist Settlement in Ulcinj and the previous preparatory work at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning in Belgrade. The analysis reveals Zloković’s precise understanding of concrete problems of contemporariness and exposes his position in the specific context of Yugoslav modernism as truly autonomous yet deeply engaged.
modern architecture, theory of proportion, design practice, modular coordination, prefabrication