Title: Sustainable urban regeneration and floor plans of housing

Authors: Paul Stouten

Addresses: Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, 2600 Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract: Urban regeneration and custom-tailored housing are seen as belonging to the core tasks for the upcoming decade. During the last decade, regeneration has become a method of spatial intervention aimed at the settlement of lasting solutions. This paper proposes a new approach to regeneration by relating it to sustainability. The analyses are focused on the quality of the layout of the dwellings that were realised during the urban regeneration in Rotterdam. It concerns the question to what extent floor plans designed in this period meet the present need, and what this mean in regard to the design of sustainable floor plans.

Keywords: sustainability; urban regeneration; floor plans; post-occupancy evaluation; housing typology; housing flexibility; sustainable development; customised housing; spatial intervention; housing layout; The Netherlands.

DOI: 10.1504/JDR.2007.015184

Journal of Design Research, 2007 Vol.5 No.4, pp.490 - 508

Available online: 20 Sep 2007 *

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