Branislava Stoiljkovic, Nataša Petković Grozdanović, Vladana Petrović

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House-like apartments are intended as a compromise between the opposing aspirations of the modern city dweller ‒ to live in a quiet family home in greenery in the suburbs and to live in a dense, bustling and vibrant city. These are apartments in multi-family housing buildings that have some features of single-family houses in order to increase the comfort of life, the feeling of dwelling in a family home and generally to improve the quality of housing in urban areas. This paper first deals with a comparative analysis of the features of family houses and apartments by certain criteria in order to determine what makes houses better than apartments, ie. to define what are the features of family houses that make this type of housing higher quality and more attractive and can be applied to apartments. Then, an overview of some realized contemporary housing schemes with apartments having the characteristics of houses was given. Finally, features of house-like apartments were identified, their detailed analysis with illustrations through appropriate examples was provided and the importance of their application was explained.


house, apartment, advantage, multi-family apartment building, quality, features

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