Dwellers’ changing preferences lead to new forms of housing for specific requirements such as studio living or sustainable habitation in, for instance, 2,000-watt estates. In collaboration with municipalities, regions and foundations and based on analyses of housing requirements, we develop robust and user-centred strategies, for instance for the elderly, for students or for seasonal workers.
New forms of housing have also emerged as a result of digitalisation and of the fact that today, we can work any time and from anywhere. That is why more and more people are working from home. However, not everybody has their own designated study or the required infrastructure.
Will our new habit of working from home result in an increased need for living space that allows us to set up a suitable workplace? Or will we move towards other solutions such as coworking spaces that are closer to home and come with a shared infrastructure? To what extent will, for instance, cluster apartments enable us to share rarely used studies with other tenants and thus keep our individual consumption of floor space in check? Also, how will remote work influence where people choose to live and how will it affect the appeal of a region as a place of residence?
Points of contact: Christoph Hanisch, Jana Z'Rotz