In the closed and exceptionally fixed plan of the Radvanje housing estate in Maribor, which specified demands for the rural type of building design (traditional limited building outlines, two floors high-pitched roof, dark roof-covering....) besides the set normative division into blocks and terrace houses the architects promoted a third type –that of a house in a terrace. In the zone with the prescribed two-storey height limit a new housing type appeared, a kind of a vertical semi-detached house as a connecting element between terraced house and block housing.
Two-storey terrace houses are set in three parallel rows. Each terrace is organized so that dwellings are divided into ground floor dwellings with a courtyard and upper floor dwelling with the roof terrace. It was important in the design phase to ensure identical living conditions despite the different dwelling locations.