Best living concepts for elderly homeowners: combining a stated choice experiment with architectural design

Ioulia V. Ossokina (Corresponding author), Theo A. Arentze, Dick van Gameren, Dirk van den Heuvel

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In this paper we combine the insights from social sciences and architecture to design best living concepts for a specific target group, elderly homeowners. We perform a stated choice experiment to study residential preferences of this group and translate the results into an architectural design of senior-friendly housing. This methodological approach is novel to the literature. We derive the willingness-to-pay for different residential attributes and show how these attributes can be traded off against each other to create best living concepts. We discuss how these living concepts can be translated into customized architectural design while making use of standard architectural elements.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Housing and the Built Environment
Early online date19 Nov 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Nov 2019



  • Architectural design
  • Elderly households
  • Residential preferences
  • Stated choice experiment

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