The Influence of Miniaturization of Urban Family Structure on Residential Interior Space Layout in China (79950)

Session Information: Aesthetics and Design
Session Chair: Brian R. Sinclair

Saturday, 25 May 2024 17:10
Session: Session 5
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The change of family structure is one of the important factors affecting the change of interior space layout of urban residences in China. Since the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the urban family structure in China tends to be smaller, which is closely related to factors such as the acceleration of modernization, changes in traditional core family models, and long-term implementation of family planning policies. The main trends in the evolution of small-sized families structures in China are the empty nest of the elderly, the reduction of children in families, and the solitary living of young people. The interior space layout for small families differs from that of larger families. Through the comprehensive application of methods such as historical data analysis, case analysis, and comparative research, we have identified three core needs for interior spaces within these small families: leisure and livability; independence and efficiency; convenience and intelligence. Based on their needs, analyze the relationship between the room functions and floor layout of three types of small-sized families from six aspects: entrance hall; living room; bedroom; dining room; kitchen; bathroom. The analysis shows that the three types of small family structure, namely the empty nest of the elderly, the reduction of children in families, and the solitary living of young people,have different degrees of influence on the interior space layout of the residences. This study serves as a valuable supplement to research on interior design for small family structures within urban residences.

Jingwen Yang, Tsinghua University, China

About the Presenter(s)
Dr jingwen Yang is a University Postdoctoral Fellow or Instructor at Tsinghua University in China

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