Sustainable Housing Environment: Form and Territory

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 788)


The problem of sustainability in housing cannot be limited only to issues like energy saving and environmental impact but should address the primary purpose of the organization of habitable environment. The goal is to harmonize the opposing needs of people: privacy and collective life, isolation and integration, locality and openness to the world, the quality of the home and the quality of the city. The expression of these aspirations is a territorial structure shaped by an architectural form. The ecological form of housing architecture balances the individual and community needs. The living space should be legibly defined by buildings. The configuration of space in a residential environment should provide a hierarchy of privacy. The formation of transition zones should ensure establishing social contacts at various levels.


Housing Residential architecture Sustainability Urban form Territory Habitat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureWroclaw University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland

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