Situation based housing: urban dwellings suitable for changing life conditions

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In the Nordic countries, there is a century-old tradition of dwellings that can be adapted, rebuilt and recycled regardless of time and place. Functionalism broke with this tradition and created the function-determined dwelling, which was planned on the basis of functional analyses and analyses of the average family's lifestyle. These dwellings were ground-breaking when they were built, but today are clearly a product of their time. The reaction to functionalism and the postwar mass production gave rise to flexible dwelling with countless possibilities for room division. The housing of this period has characteristics which in the long run have proven to be unfortunate both in terms in terms of durability and architectural quality. Today there is a focus on the development of more open and functionally non-determined housing. A number of new housing schemes in and around Copenhagen reveal a variety of approaches to these goals. This working paper reviews not only a selection of new housing types, but also dwellings from the past, which each contain an aspect of changeability. Our study is based on information from users in the selected housing schemes, gathered from questionnaires, information about personal furnishing and zoning as well as interviews. The study is also based on analyses of the architectural configurations of space, light and materiality. Our main question is: can the goal of architectural quality be maintained together with greater possibilities for individual development and influence?

In our observations we have found three fundamental conditions each connected to different measurements of time. The static condition of the inhabitation is constituted by the dwelling's permanent entities fitting a determined function, or by space that has the ability to embody different needs for living. The suitable condition consists of the dwelling's ability for physical displacement, spatial changes that can suit changing life styles. The situational condition is the not defined, the unfinished and the transitory, which continuously challenges the imagination and calls for the experiment. Our research results will be employed to create a categorization of housing suitable for changing life conditions and with a strong emphasis on high architectural quality

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelIkke angivet
ForlagRealdania
Publikationsdato2007
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedIFHP Congress - København, Danmark
Varighed: 23 sep. 200726 sep. 2007

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KonferenceIFHP Congress
LandDanmark
ByKøbenhavn
Periode23/09/200726/09/2007

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Duelund Mortensen, P, Welling, H, Wiell Nordberg, L & Livø, M 2007, Situation based housing: urban dwellings suitable for changing life conditions. i Ikke angivet. Realdania, IFHP Congress, København, Danmark, 23/09/2007.

Situation based housing : urban dwellings suitable for changing life conditions. / Duelund Mortensen, Peder; Welling, Helen; Wiell Nordberg, Lene; Livø, Margit.

Ikke angivet. Realdania, 2007.

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