Direction Novigrad, a fishing village on the Croatian coast, in which stands “Kuca fotografa” or the House of the Photographer. Once the home and studio of Nikica Karadiva, the first photographer in the region in the 1920s and 1930s, it suffered the horrors of the war in Croatia.
Destroyed and condemned to abandonment, it was reborn from its ashes in 2015, in the hands of the artist and designer Boris Kajmak, who renovated and transformed it into a cottage for two people. A renovation that preserved the original character of the house through the respectful treatment of the structure and fabric of the old building, and through the use of local materials and traditional furniture. Contemporary notes, such as cubic tiles with a three-dimensional visual effect around the bathtub, or cables and piping attached to the walls awaken the place. A vacation home that straddles the line between tradition and modernity, which takes care to pay homage to its former owner, Nikica Karavida, through his photographs scattered throughout the house.