Housing and democracy

How to improve housing accessibility and user’s satisfaction through typological innovation of co-housing spaces

Year

2023

Tags

#NewHousingIssues

Type

PhD

Abstract

The spreading of an emerging economic model, the Sharing Economy, and of technologies that allow you to work anywhere and receive information on a global scale in real time, but also a growing precariousness of contemporary urban life, due to the prohibitive costs of the house and the ever-less sedentary lifestyle, are issues that lead to questioning the current housing models. How to rethink domestic living to promote greater access to the house? Would it be possible to conceive the house as a service, rather than as ownership, and

therefore a fixed good, trying to reduce its costs? How wide is the range of activities that can be included in the living space programme? How would it be possible to calibrate each intervention on the future inhabitants of domestic space? Through the analysis and the re-drawing of the case studies, the purpose is to develop a methodological-design synthesis of an innovative model that increases the degree of flexibility and customization of co-living

spaces so as to improve accessibility to the home and user satisfaction. The goal is to outline new models of collective housing oriented to share spaces and activities to create solidarity networks and social value in an inclusive, adequate and sustainable house.