Flexibility as a means to improve the urban type of multifunctional housing

Alena Iskrová

SUMMARY

In most countries of the world residential construction is at a turning point. The problems of providing large numbers of people with housing are being replaced increasingly by problems of improving the quality of housing. In discussion of both experts and politicians, the emphasis is no longer on rapid construction of whole towns or quarters but on cautious adaptation and improvement of existing urban areas and building. The inadequacy of our much too hastily erected new towns – constantly felt by the population – forces us to rethink intensively questions of the quality of housing.

Keywords: flexibility, housing problem, multifunctional housing, city, quality