Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Architects: Boris Kobe, Dušan Bohinec, Milan Mihelič and Ilija Arnautović
Genre: Modernist, Socialist architecture, former Yugoslavia
Savsko Naselje (settlement) was the first post-war housing development to be established in Socialist Slovenia. The neighbourhood’s original buildings were commune-style single-storey houses with brick woodsheds attached. The boundary was expanded by adding several long five-storey apartment blocks that were positioned on a northeast-southwest axis in order to take advantage of daylight. Five 14-storey residential towers, the first of their kind in Ljubljana, were then constructed in the early 1960s.
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