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Exploring the Parasitic Bedroom in Cherry Art Hub’s Novi Sad Flat

Parasite Habitat, Novi Sad, SRB / Cherry Art Hub

Relja Ivanic

Cherry Art Hub designed this unique flat for two people in the Serbian city of Novi Sad. The space features an embedded bedroom that plays the role of a parasite, while the rest of the apartment is positioned in relation to the intruder.

Parasite Habitat, Novi Sad, SRB / Cherry Art Hub

The bedroom becomes an accomplice, changing its identity but not its function, and plays with the structure inside which it is placed. This game of contrast enriches the meaning of housing and leads to a better understanding between the complexity of functions and users’ needs.

Parasite Habitat, Novi Sad, SRB / Cherry Art Hub

Modeled after Japanese architecture, every single square meter is optimized for functionality. The furniture that embraces the walls still leaves empty space, allowing the user to fulfill all their needs without making any compromises. With enough width for necessary movements, the big room is perfect for various activities, from everyday stretching exercises to partner exercises.

Parasite Habitat, Novi Sad, SRB / Cherry Art Hub

The dining table, which can be extended, is cleverly placed inside the cabinet on the ledge of the living room. It is not only mobile but also capable of accommodating six people for dinner. On the other hand, the modular sofa offers a convenient overnight stay for one person.

Parasite Habitat, Novi Sad, SRB / Cherry Art Hub

The layout of the living room presents a challenge to perception due to the width of the space and the various ways it can be arranged. However, despite its small size, the collimation lines of the adjoining rooms create an impression of spaciousness in every corner. As you explore deeper into the space, you’ll find that it offers intimacy without losing sight of the rest of the area. This unique feeling is a result of the harmonious blend of two worlds – the outside and the inside.

Parasite Habitat, Novi Sad, SRB / Cherry Art Hub

The concept of isolation, typically associated with specific rooms, is questioned here. This space represents a multitude of experiences that one wouldn’t expect in a limited square footage apartment. Throughout the space, simplicity is maintained in terms of materials used for the furniture, floors, and walls.

Parasite Habitat, Novi Sad, SRB / Cherry Art Hub

The internal borders of the room create a vibrant palette of colors, turning it into a studio of hues. What remains unchanged is the fact that the room should cater to the user’s needs without compromising on aesthetics. The true value lies in the simplicity of the design, rather than relying on decorative elements.