There is a shortage of housing and people with a lower income suffer most from this. Vacant buildings are transformed to provide quick housing for them, but it is not sure whether this provides a comfortable home, both from an indoor climate and a meaning making perspective. Existing material about completed transformation projects and six case studies was used to explore possible opportunities to improve the match of user and building. It appeared that buildings are only transformed when they are left vacant for a while and a new function shifts the investment balance. Also, higher quality housing was only provided when it was not meant to be temporary or meant to be sold instead of rented. Current regulations and standards are not met and appear not adequate to function for temporary transformation projects, and matching users and buildings including the meaning of home is an opportunity worth exploring to provide a comfortable home for everyone.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2017|
|Event||Healthy Buildings Europe 2017 - Lublin, Poland|
Duration: 2 Jul 2017 → 5 Jul 2017
|Conference||Healthy Buildings Europe 2017|
|Abbreviated title||HB 2017|
|Period||2/07/17 → 5/07/17|
- housing market
- temporary homes
Overtoom, M., Oostra, M., Elsinga, M., & Bluyssen, P. (2017). Solving housing shortages by transforming buildings in comfortable homes. Paper presented at Healthy Buildings Europe 2017, Lublin, Poland.