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Original languageFinnish
PublisherTampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Arkkitehtuurin laitos
Number of pages83
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3349-5
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3348-8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2014
Publication typeG2 Master's thesis, polytechnic Master's thesis

Publication series

NameTampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Arkkitehtuurin laitos. Asuntosuunnittelu. Julkaisu
ISSN (Print)2242-4598


The changing lifestyles and ways of living, as well as demographic changes require flexibility in housing. This thesis deals with flexible housing that is enabled through the possibilities of shared spaces. Shared space is a common space shared by two or more dwellings, but which does not necessarily have to be used simultaneously. The potential that lies in shared spaces have not really taken into consideration on the field of study or practice. The research of flexible housing has mainly focused on private homes and their internal flexibility while the concept of sharing spaces hasn’t very strongly come up. In realized projects these kind of spaces have been so far used mainly in housing that is designed only for special user groups. However, there are many various ways to benefit from the use of shared spaces. Therefore, the subject is worth looking into when studying flexible housing.

Flexible housing and its implementation methods are mapped by studying the related research literature. The base for the development of the concepts is formed by studying and analyzing the features and benefits of shared spaces. The formed menu of the features is a tool that can be used in flexible housing projects, that wish to take advantage of shared facilities. Five design concepts are formed by combining the features of shared spaces in various ways. For each concept a plan application will also be implemented. The flexibility of the designs is displayed with residential stories, that show the relation between the design and changes in people’s life situations and needs. By means of design applications and residential stories it is proved that shared spaces are one way to achieve flexible housing and respond to people’s changing needs and lifestyles.

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