xyz is a
project for sustainable living in belgrade done by ruzica jovanovic, a master
student of architecture at the university of belgrade.
points out the need to reinterpret the flat and to start treating it three
dimensionally. the most effective way to do so is to combine the most significant element of living in a country
house – the garden - with the most
valuable elements of living in a skyscraper - the view and the closeness to the
city. By exploiting the heights and not the
ground this project gives a reaction to the global density problems. By growing
upwards more living space in the center
of the city is created.
The height of
each of these apartments makes it possible to have an inside garden, and rooms
that hang above this garden. By stacking these apartments onto one another,
high towers are created, that occupy the air space of the city and not the
ground space, which makes it possible to have more living spaces in the center
of the city. One of the towers is filled with cars, and the walls of these
parking towers are used for putting windmills that gather energy for the whole
block. Another type of towers is for growing food, with rotating gardens inside, so that each plant
gets enough sunlight. Every element of the xyz living is linked into a unique sustainable
By this fusion
of the freedom of living in a
countryside house with the advantage of living in the center of the city, the
xyz project offers a new chapter in residential architecture.