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Kaupunkikoti lapselle: ohjeita, kuinka kehittää asuntoja urbaanissa ympäristössä pienen lapsen näkökulmasta

Research output: Book/ReportMaster's ThesisScientific


Original languageFinnish
PublisherTampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Arkkitehtuurin laitos
Number of pages115
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3752-3
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Publication typeG2 Master's thesis, polytechnic Master's thesis

Publication series

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


Migration to city centres is an increasing phenomena in Finland. One of the largest groups moving to live in cities, in addition to single persons and the elderly, are families with children. Work-related moving to cities is common, but families have also become interested in urban living. However the excess demand in the housing market does not meet the willingness ot the families to move to city centres. The housing designs in the city centres also primarily focus on the requirements of adults and the needs of children have been left in the background. What kind of housing do the families with children in urban environment require and what are the details to be taken in the account from the perspective of children?

That is the question this thesis aims to answer. Research were collected to achieve an understanding of child development and requirements to create a basis for housing design from the perspective of children. The focus in on children under school age for whom home is one of the most important growth environmens and greatly affects their development. Child-friendly housing designs for different concepts are considered based on the research. These concepts involve different types of families for which various floor plans are introduced in this study. The goal is to find child-friendly housing solutions and to give means on which to build on when developing apartments designed for families with small children.


  • children, housing design, apartment, housing

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