CO-LIVING AND CO-HOUSING: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES

DOI: 10.18503/2309-7434-2020-2(16)-22-31

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Authors:

SONJA PETKOVIC, MSc. Arch., Ph.D. student, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Nis, University of Nis, Serbia

MARKO NIKOLIC, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Nis, University of Nis, Serbia

BRANISLAVA STOILJKOVIC, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Nis, University of Nis, Serbia

Abstract: In this paper, good examples of both types of collective housing are selected and analyzed in detail regarding their functional organization, content and form. The main purpose of the study is to focus on researching new housing concepts that are increasingly being applied and built around the world. The paper aimed at defining the basic characteristics of co-living and co-housing concepts and to present them through selected case studies. Accordingly, the responses to the two research questions are expected: (1) What is meant by co-living and what by co-housing concept of living? (2) What are the similarities and differences between co-living and co-housing?

Key words: residential architecture, co-living, co-housing, community, shared areas, flexibility, sustainability, contemporary tendencies.

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