Good Affordable Housing
Sputnik initiated the typological study Good Affordable Housing to recalibrate the program of requirements for compact social housing and to determine the basis for housing quality.
15 housing associations spread throughout the Netherlands and their tenants took part in the survey. The research was made possible by the Ministry of the Interior.
Following a survey among tenants and housing association employees, a list has been compiled of activities that should at least be allowed to take place in a home. For these activities, the necessary furniture was sought and the usable space determined. This has resulted in sample layouts of rooms that were tested in a one-on-one test set-up. Based on the results, housing types have been developed for the target groups of the participating housing associations. This has resulted in a broad spectrum of housing types, all of which meet the basic quality of Goed Wonen and which can serve as the starting point for the design assignment for the compact rental housing of the future.