Parcel is located at the
intersection of two local streets in the suburb of Banjaluka. The house and the entry position were prescribed by the urban conditions.
The main issue that emerged from
it was the organization of the ground floor, due to unfavorable relation
between proportion of the apartment and the required position of entrance.
According to a given program, the ground floor should contain entrance with the
windshield, wardrobe and toilet, guest bedroom with bathroom and ante room,
kitchen, dining room and living room.
I had to make vertical communication and toilets as narrow as
possible and to position them in the middle of the apartment (where the
illumination is the worst) so I could be able to turn all the bedrooms and
living space to the facade. I also had to take into
account that the path from the entrance to the first representative living space has to be as short as possible and well
When I set up the basic scheme
of the functional organization, the next step was to provide each spatial unit that
belongs to different families (as well as different generations within each of
them) with the necessary diversity that would allow each tenant to organize
their private, individual space.
I achieved this with careful deformation
of the organizational layout: I made indents and consoles, changed the slope of
the roof, introduced various forms of balconies and terraces, increased and
decreased the interior space, etc. - trying to personalize each different room while
preserving the overall compactness of the architectural form.