Changing patterns in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland
Domestic Space for Solo Living
Despite the rise of solo living, solo dwellers' domestic spatial needs
have received relatively little attention in housing studies. In
particular, housing design and related decision-making processes do not
recognize the unique characteristics of solo living.
article-based dissertation in the field of housing studies examines the
domestic spatial needs of working-aged solo dwellers in the Helsinki
Metropolitan Area (HMA), Finland. The chosen research approach
emphasizes the residents' viewpoint. The data has been collected using
interviews, questionnaires, and game method. The aim is to provide
knowledge that can be applied when developing urban housing.
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