Happy Senior Living: 65+ Best Living Concepts

  • Ioulia Ossokina Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Theo Arentze Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Dick van Gameren Delft University of Technology
  • Dirk van den Heuvel Delft University of Technology


In developed countries, the share of the elderly (65+) is growing quickly. In the Netherlands it might reach 25 to 30% of the population by 2040 (see Figure 1). We design best living concepts for the elderly, based on a research in their residential preferences. Our novel methodology combines insights from social sciences and architecture. A stated choice experiment retrieves the willingness-to-pay of the elderly for a set of relevant attributes of the dwelling, building and location. The attributes with the highest valuation are used as an input for a flexible architectural design.


How to Cite
OSSOKINA, Ioulia et al. Happy Senior Living. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 27-32, dec. 2019. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/spool/article/view/4370>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2019.2.4370.