A Quest for Visualizing the Data through an Inquiry on Alternative Household Types
This research relies on the idea that nontraditional alternative small households in Istanbul might introduce different dynamics to the use of space. Noticing such details might orient decision-making in design to the production of a more flexible built environment that satisfies the needs and expectations of different user groups, including alternative and small household types (e.g., (lone-person households, single parent families, double income families without kids, and house sharing friends).
The first part of this paper elaborates on the situation of alternative households and current housing stock in Istanbul. The second part explains the research strategy, its contextual framework, and methodology putting a special emphasis on data display techniques.