Redefining Supports: Extending Mass Customization with Digital Tools for Collaborative Residential Design

  • Tian Tian LoEmail author
  • Basem Mohamed
  • Marc Aurel Schnabel
Conference paper


Fluctuating economies and changing family demographics have increasingly complicated the spatial requirements of contemporary housing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tian Tian Lo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Basem Mohamed
    • 2
  • Marc Aurel Schnabel
    • 3
  1. 1.Harbin Institute of Technology (SZ)ShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Abu Dhabi UniversityAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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