The Dreams and Needs of Housing for the Elderly - Findings from a user study on two sheltered housing schemes in Finland

This Housing LIN case study No 64, for the Housing LIN, looks at the use of semi-private communal areas in two sheltered housing schemes in the environs of Helsinki. Evidence on the use of communal areas and the hopes and dreams of the older residents was collated and tested, providing insights into the use of light, as well as visual elements and sound in the residents' perception of the space.