This monograph presents the results of a study conducted in 2012 within a more comprehensive research project aimed at forming the national methodology and respective typology of residential buildings in Serbia.
The work was based on previous research projects carried out at Faculty of Architecture, and the methodology developed within the European Project TABULA. This study, conducted by a group of professors and associates of Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, with the support of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), can be regarded as the second phase of the 2011 research project, the results of which were published in the monograph Atlas of Family Housing in Serbia.
In 2011, the work on forming the typology of residential buildings in Serbia included a survey of approximately 6,500 houses so as to provide a relevant data base required for further research. Upon the completion of the census, subsequent data analysis suggested that, with respect to the methodology applied, the defined sample did not include an appropriate number of multifamily residential buildings. Thus the focus has shifted to family housing, which comprised almost 90% of the sample and which could be adequately defined upon the collected data; in efficiect, the obtained results were published in the relevant monograph.
Further research could not rely on the data from the 2011 National Census as these had not yet been released. Moreover, the Census was conducted following the traditional methodology which did not provide adequate treatment of issues concerning energy efficiency of buildings. As a result, an independent field survey of multifamily housing was carried out in 2012. Similarly to the first phase of the project, an independent consultancy specializing in statistical research was commissioned to carry out the “limited census”. Previously defined methodology was used to include more than 10,500 houses in this survey.
This study is available in both English and Serbian.