In the 1930s, Bratislava ’s supply of social housing fell short of the growing working class’s needs. And mainly for small 500 flats. In just 13 days, young architect Emil Belluš developed the design and project of some residential buildings. These were then built (and still stand) on Trenčianska Street in 1931.

„Architect was working with a relatively narrow corridor – defined by Trenčianska and Miletičova streets. Each of the eight detached buildings had 32 flats, i.e. 256 in total. Each comprises two wings with a central access staircase. Upper floors flats are identical, with living  room, kitchen, hall, pantry, WC. And communal bathrooms along the corridor,” states the Register of Architecture.

The shared bathrooms have long since been replaced by en-suite solutions in flats.

Original source in Slovak language: bratislavskenoviny

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