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Asukaslähtöinen puukerrostalokortteli tilaelementeistä: Esimerkkinä Kokkolan Nukkumatin tontin suunnitelma

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Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Arkkitehtuurin laitos
Commissioning bodyLakea Ltd
Number of pages213
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3495-9
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3494-2
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2015
Publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameTampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Arkkitehtuurin laitos. Asuntosuunnittelu. Julkaisu


This study examines resident-oriented modular timber framed construction in relation to the residential environment, multi-storey apartment buildings and apartments. Resident-orientation is a concept that in housing construction terminology, specifies the concept of user-orientation.

Special features of the production of modular timber framed construction affect design mainly in the scales of apartments and apartment buildings. When an apartment can be modified to suit the user's needs, a building's service life and the degree of utilisation increase. This study examines the possibilities of adaptable modular timber framed housing construction using the principle of adaptable zones and examples of three placement methods of modules as a tool. The analysis is supported by a large variety of modular timber framed apartment studies and their adaptable variations.

The study also attempts to better understand – regardless of the production method – the appreciation of residential environments and seeks to find an interpretation of how the built environment can be developed on the basis of residential preference studies. In addition, the study analyses the potential benefits of modular timber framed construction for realising residential environment preferences.

The study combines practical design and theoretical analysis. The study has incorporated two case designs, of which one modular timber framed housing block in central Kokkola is introduced. The aim of the study is to both determine necessary areas of development regarding modular timber framed building construction from the viewpoint of architectural and housing design; and to function as a resource for ideas and knowledge regarding the design of modular timber framed housing blocks.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Timber apartment building, modular construction, resident orientation, adaptable housing construction

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Field of science, Statistics Finland

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