Infill renovation

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Abstract

Apartment houses in Japan now face many serious problems. Japanese society is aging, resulting in 1 or 2 elderly people now living in houses built for larger households consisting of 3 or more people. This has distorted the structure of the population residing in apartments, so they do not function as district communities. To ensure the future effective utilization of our housing stock, we must tackle one fundamental challenge, namely developing methods of flexibly upgrading the existing housing stock to respond to change of the makeup of the population of regional societies and to changing life styles. Housing production and supply systems that enable residents to personally plan and decide specifications must be introduced to establish infill upgrading as an effectively functioning part of the future housing market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalOpen House International
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Infill renovation
  • Occupancy
  • Sustainability
  • Urban housing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies
  • Architecture
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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Infill renovation. / Minami, Kazunobu.

In: Open House International, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2015, p. 43-47.

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Minami, K 2015, 'Infill renovation', Open House International, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 43-47.
Minami, Kazunobu. / Infill renovation. In: Open House International. 2015 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 43-47.
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