Drago Ibler also designed another residential and building in the ‘Martićeva Zone’, the Wellisch House.
Drago Ibler (1894 — 1964) is one of the most significant Croatian architects of the 20th century and one of the most important representatives of modernist architecture in Croatia. The highlight of his career comprises the interbellum period, when he was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, and very active in public tenders and various projects. In the ‘Martićeva Zone’, alongside the ‘wooden skyscraper’, perhaps his most celebrated achievement, Ibler also designed the residential and business building, the Wellisch House, which comprises two structures, a six-storey building in Martićeva Street 13 and a five-storey building in Vlaška 60. The City of Zagreb Institute for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage Monuments describes the Wellisch House as a “seminal work of modern Croatian interbellum architecture that represents a programmatic achievement of avant-garde liberated residence, conceived as a unit of measure for standardised urban construction”. The building was built in 1930-1931, immediately becoming a recognizable spot of both the local area and the vista of the entire Zagreb lower town.