Affordable Living

Research Focus Housing

Housing is a basic entitlement to which many people in all regions of the world still do not have, or have only inadequate, access. Architecture and urban development can make a contribution to finding new approaches to ensure that housing is available to all.

The challenge of affordable housing is to balance costs and living value in an optimised way. How to achieve this depends on many local parameters, cultural influences and political will. Against this backdrop, the book presents not only theoretical approaches, but also strategies for the creation of affordable housing using outstanding residential buildings as examples.

A methodology that shows relative cost-benefit analyses and local average values makes cost-reducing parameters visible and different projects comparable. The simple, graphic presentation makes the problem clear even for the layman, without the need for a detailed understanding of cost ratios.

Klaus Dömer, Hans Drexler, Joachim Schultz-Granberg: Affordable Living – Housing for Everyone, Jovis, Berlin 2014

SSS Publkikation Affordable Living Titel shade


Klaus Dömer, Hans Drexler, Joachim Schultz-Granberg (Hg.)
Affordable Living – Housing for Everyone
14 x 19 cm
272 Pages, ca. 50 Colour. und 40 s/w Images.
ISBN 978-3-86859-324-2
Jovis Verlag (sold out)

further publications
Bezahlbar. Gut. Wohnen. (German revised edition)
City and Wind
Atlas IBA-Hamburg