Flexibility as an Instrument of Social Stabilization of Residential Environment

  • Wojciech BonenbergEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9178)


This paper presents the results of research conducted at the Faculty of Architecture PUT, regarding flexibility and human factors in the design of housing environment. It points to the need of flexible approach at the initial design stage of decision-making; public opinion has to be considered and emphatic analysis needs to be undertaken to establish the required scope of flexibility. The paper presents the main features of flexibility in the design of flats/houses as opposed to the design of other facilities, such as offices, industrial and commercial areas. The results of research reveal significant differences in the demands regarding the interior of flats/houses and those regarding the residential area. Flexibility turns out to be a crucial factor in the creation of residential areas that stabilize social relationships and include human factors.


Flexibility Housing environment Social stabilization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitecturePoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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