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Yellow house

The prison has always been conceived as the oldest heritage of humane sinfulness…as the strongest legacy of ancient times… as a black stain of humanity that was studied and presented in the greatest works of literature, diaries of heroes and anti heroes, exciting movies and various world’s national histories.

However, there is a rather romantic view, like the one from 19th century, the time when the Austrians had built Prison building in Kotor which nowadays presents one of the gems hidden in the Old Town. Mottled with wrought iron bars and originally painted in yellow, this three flour Prison building for the century and a half has served as a collection center and the last port for prisoners, insurgents and rebels, from which, they say, was impossible to escape.

Perhaps among these early prisoners there were few unfortunate and misunderstood heroes of Romanticism, who have searched for the solitude of prison in which the pressure of modern life has not been interfered with their purely spiritual existence. Those unwanted people who wished to escape from the rigid reality, those who had rejected rationality and let themselves to imagination. Those artists who, in the spirit of worlds pain, pessimism and sadness over the discord of imagination and reality, realized that the physical constraint is the precondition for their art.

For the last twenty years this “yellow house” has been waiting for a brand new purpose, for new heroes who would, in idealized pain and creative isolation, breathe new life to it.

Lets get back to 19th century. Lets get back to APSS.

*To be in ”aps” in Montenegrin language means “to be imprisoned”.


Mentors and Lecturers

Studio GRAD was established in 2007 as an outcome of several years of successful cooperation among the three architects Radulovic and Gregovic.
Their inspiration, cooperation and initiative have been the driving force behind Studio GRAD. GRAD is an architectural studio committed to careful treatment of spatial and programme specifc circumstances. Our design approach, for any project, is always original, analytical and integrated, relying on generally accepted values of modern architecture and contemporary interpretation of regional context. The design process in Studio GRAD is fully focused on searching for the best spatial (and functional) answers for our clients. Studio GRAD is licenced for the preparation of all types of architectural designs. Depending on the design brief and as required by the project scales, the Studio cooperates with numerous individual and corporate consultants in various felds. In the past years, the Studio has produced designs for a large number of diferent projects. A great deal of them have been completed or are currently under construction. Participation in many international design competitions and awards gained help us reafrm our design principles. At the same time it is an opportunity to promote architecture in Montenegro, where our company wants to give its contribution. The experience, knowledge and continuing working engagement of the founders and employees in Studio GRAD are a guarantee that we can produce high quality architecture and thereby ensure both the identity of designed spaces and safety of our investors and developers.

Managing director at Studio SYNTHESIS , graduated at faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade in 1998. Attended the postgraduate studies at the Faculty of technical science of Novi Sad. Completed Master studies at the faculty Ludovico Quaroni, Universita da sapienza in Roma. Currently enrolled 2nd year of Phd studies at the faculty of Architecture Ludovico Quaroni. Studio SYNTHESIS is a design company which has made a notable progress in the feld of architecture and urban planning over the course of last 5 years through its engagement in many international projects and realisation of architectural projects at the territory of Montenegro. Studio SYNTHESIS realises its integral approach through three departments: urban design, architectural design and interior design. Over the past few years, Studio SYNTHESIS has been working intensively on developing of engineering part thus providing full answer to increasingly complex requirements set by projects and investors, in that way perfecting the feld of sustainable technologies.

Idis Turato was born in 1965 in Rijeka. He was granted a Diploma as an architect-engineer (1991) from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture. In 1998 he joined the Graduate Program in Historical Building Preservation at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, where he graduated with Masters Degree in 2004. His projects include conceptual designs, preliminary and fnal design of family houses, educational, sports, religious, tourist facilities etc. He participated in many competitions and achieved many awards and prizes. Besides the competitions, his work and architectural practice, have earned him a number of other awards. It should be noted that Idis Turato won the award Mies van der Rohe - selection of the best 40 in Europe, for the realization of elementary school "Fran Krsto" Krk, year 2007. and for kindergarden, "Catherine Frankopan" Krk, year 2011.

Rusan Andrija was born in Zagreb in 1957. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1980, where he worked until 1984. as a research associate. Since 1986. Rusan has been working as a freelance architect and runs his own studio Rusan architecture. He participated in the IBA (Internationale Bauausstellung) in 1987. in Berlin as the author of the exhibition "Zagreb, ah Zagreb." He is an author of the exhibition of architectural sketches ORIS idea, and one of the authors of the exhibition Continuity of Modernity - Fragments of Croatian Architecture from Modernism to 2010 that was presented in Vienna, Bucharest, Skopje, Novi Sad, Amsterdam, Pécs, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Barcelona, Madrid, Pamplona, River, Kotor. Together with Vedran Mimica and Maroj Mrduljaš he writes the book Contemporary Croatian Architecture - testing reality. In the 80’s and 90’s of the last century he worked as editor in the Association of Croatian Architects' journals “Man and Space” and “Architecture”. Since 1998. Rusan has been publisher and editor of Oris. For scientifc, journalistic, critical and theoretical work in the feld of architecture, Oris was awarded two times by the Association of Croatian Architects with Neven Šegvic prize. Andrija Rusan won the prize "Drago Galic from Association of Croatian Architects for the best residential architecture in 1997, award for Dedalo Minosse Lumenart house in Pula, in 2007. In 2006 he was a Commissioner of Croatian presentation at the 10th International architecture exhibition in Venice. Along with the publishing and exhibiting activities, he designed and carried out a series of interiors, family houses, villas and commercial buildings and public facilities. His works were included in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st World Architecture and Atlas Global Architecture circa 2000 (Fundación BBVA) and NANO Materialien book by author Sylvia Leydecker (Birkhäuser). His architectural works have been published in series of books and magazines both in Croatia and abroad. Also, he held a series of lectures about his work and activities of the Association of ORIS - house of architecture.

Stephan Mäder graduated in 1978 diploma at the ETH-Zurich and was the assistant professor at the same faculty. He started Architectural ofce in Zurich Mäder + Maechler from 1988. and is freelance architect in the ofce. In his career he was Head in Architecture at the School of Engineering Sciences in Winterthur (1996.), Head of Department of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering ZHW (1998.), Director, Department of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering ZHAW (2007.) and Head of department teaching the ZHAW (2007). His work and architectural interests are mostly in project buildings (university buildings), projects, competitions and urban development studies.

Graduated at University of Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture 1990. Postgraduate studies at Berlage institute Amsterdam 1990-1992. Working experience: Hermen Hertzberger, Willem Jan Neutelings, Kees Christiaanse. Teaching at Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana since 1994. Teaching and critic at TU Graz, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes, Grafevinsko arhitektonski fakultet Split, ZHAW Winterthur, Arhitektonski fakultet Zagreb, ETH Zurich. Architectural practice with Arne Vehovar since 1994, Fashion shop Vodeb, Ljubljana 1997, Urban plan for Dunajska street, Ljubljana, 2000, Elementary school Kocevje, (with Nicholas Dodd and Vaso Perovic), 1997 - 2002, Ofce and storage Grosuplje (with Vanja Gregorc and Aleš Vrhovec), 1999 - 2001, Experimental housing Brdo, Ljubljana 2004 - , Urban plan for New Bežigrad, Ljubljana, 2007, various housing projects in Slovenia. Editor of Croatian architectural magazine ORIS, since 1998. Architectural projects, competitions and editorial work awarded with national and international prizes. Member of Scientifc board for tourism at Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Jurij Sadar graduated at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana (1987), and until 1993 worked as an independent architect. In years 1993 - 1997 he was the assistant professor at the same faculty. Since 1998 Jurij lectures at architectural schools, conferences and symposiums in Slovenia and abroad. Piran Days of Architecture (Slovenia, 1998), SCI - ARCH (Los Angeles, USA, 2001), University of Zagreb (Croatia, 2002), Cankarjev dom Ljubljana (Slovenia, 2003), New trends of Architecture (Tokyo, Melbourne, 2004-2005), UCLA, Department of Architecture and Urban Design (Los Angeles, USA, 2007), Skulptur Projekte (Munster, Germany, 2007), Formula New Ljubljana (Bejing, China, 2008) are some of the events he lectured on.

It all started in Paris in 1989, when, after graduating, François Roche (born in Paris in 1961) and Stéphanie Lavaux (born on the French Pacifc island of La Réunion in 1966) set up a joint studio. Partners in both their private and professional lives, they attempted to blur the boundaries of architecture from an early date. Armed with a color photocopier, they alienated buildings, refused to adhere to scale and blended them with the landscape to such an extent that they eventually ended up becoming one with it. Pioneers of hybrid architecture, the computer became their tool of choice as long as 15 years ago – at a time when many of the avant-garde were still messing around with rapidographs instead of immersing themselves in digital worlds.

Kotor APSS 2012 team:

  • Arch. DijanaVučinić, Founder and Program Director,
  • Arch. Boštjan Vuga - Program Adviser,
  • Mr. Sanja Jovanović - Production Director,
  • Jovo Vukčević - Production Designer,
  • Marija Ičević - Project Coordinator,
  • Srđan Nadaždin - Tech Support,
  • Aleksandra Lalatović - Project Assistant,
  • Jelena Đurđić - Production Assistant,
  • Ana Jovanović – Student Coordinator,
  • Janko Nikolić - Project Assistant,
  • Matija Vuković - Project Assistant.