Neighborhood-related types of housing

  Illustration of the development from healthcare institutions to the integration of care services in the housing stock Copyright: © Carsten Eiden  

Dissertation: Research on the effectiveness of adaptive building concepts using the example of large apartments for co-living

The housing offers for people with care and support needs, known as Neighborhood-related housing types, generate new types of housing whose planning requirements have not yet been defined more precisely. Based on the identified research needs in this way, exemplary large flats for co-living are being examined in the context of the dissertation. The demand for integration into the housing market raises many constructive as well as structural questions, which will be identified and examined regarding possible solutions within the framework of design studies. The main thesis is that the application of adaptive building concepts offers special potentials within the construction task and thus a relevant contribution can be made to sustainable housing development.


Project Information

  1. PhD supervisor Chair of Building Construction, RWTH Aachen: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing Hartwig Schneider; Chair of Planning Theory and Regional Planning, RWTH Aachen: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Agnes Förster
  2. PhD student Chair of Building Construction, RWTH Aachen: Carsten Eiden
  3. PhD timeframe 2017 to 2021
  4. Further information Website of the Department Building Construction