TOWER-BELL / HERCEG NOVI, MONTENEGRO
Esthetic elements are taken, led over from local context; therefore there is an obvious presence of tradition in the new-manner spaciousness, which has its source for the expression of contemporary shape in its symbolical level; also as a culturological source of inspiration, with various shapes technologically supplementing each other . . . Carrying elements of the bell-tower are subordinate to dislocation of 3/1 (duodecima) of the harmonic proportion; in its system of quadrilateral and triangular it takes example by medieval masters . . . Variability of form and position of the shadow on the texture of the square are achieved through proportion of elements and by directing the light . . . Transparency and simplicity of the whole structure of the bell-tower allow the spectator to realize how the mechanism works, by which the lower and the upper zone are connected into unique system . . . The bell-tower becomes both visual and acoustical reference, the linking and identifying importance of the city . . . Strict linearity makes the sharpness of the object even deeper, while the generally sophisticated structure does not hold the sight, but directs and intrigues it, together with the transparency of glass, which gives an impression of lightness.