ERIC Number: ED033538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Hostel User Study.
Findings from a study of living accommodations for young people are given in the first part. Features are identified that are regarded as important by management and residents. Suggestions are made as to how user response may be predicted and the responses of the residents to eight schemes are examined in detail. Also considered are--(1) the provision for the necessities of daily living associated with study bedrooms, and (2) the more general communal facilities with reference to those required by young people living away from home. The second part gives the results of a survey of residents' experience of storage units and furniture in study bedrooms. (RK)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Behavior Patterns, Design Preferences, Design Requirements, Dining Facilities, Dormitories, Furniture, Heating, Housing, Individual Needs, Interior Space, Lighting, Music Facilities, Research, Sanitary Facilities, Young Adults
The Publications Officer, Building Research Station, Bucknalls Lane, Garston, Watford, Herts, U.K. (Single copies free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Public Building and Works, Garston, Watford, Herts (England). Building Research Station.
Note: Reprinted from The Architects' Journal; v147 n16 pp847-854 Apr 17 1968, and v147 n17 pp905-914 Apr 24 1968