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





toolbox, dwelling, building, elderly, attributes, living


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, I., Arentze, T., van Gameren, D., & van den Heuvel, D. (2019). Happy Senior Living: 65+ Best Living Concepts. SPOOL, 6(2), 27–32. https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2019.2.4370