Best living concepts for elderly homeowners: combining a stated choice experiment with architectural design

In this paper we combine the insights from social sciences and architecture to design best living concepts for a specific target group, elderly homeowners. We perform a stated choice experiment to study residential preferences of this group and translate the results into an architectural design of seniorfriendly housing. This methodological approach is novel to the literature. We derive the willingness‐to pay for different residential attributes and show how these attributes can be traded off against each
other to create best living concepts. We discuss how these concepts can be translated into customized architectural design while making use of standard architectural elements.

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.


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