Retrofitting from the Inside/Insight Perspective: Adapting to Users’ Needs with the Kitchen as a Starting Point
Conference contribution, 2018

Premature renovation of kitchen furniture and appliances lead to waste and unnecessary climate impact. One important driver to premature kitchen renovations is a lack of understanding of user needs among designers, developers and kitchen producers. This project aims at developing a future circular kitchen based on user insights studies combined with co-creation sessions involving different stakeholders in the supply chain of kitchen production, maintenance, use and recycling. Implication of user insights on liveability of dwellings for the broader sustainable retrofitting agenda is discussed.

circular kitchen

user behaviour

liveability

Author

Sofie Hagejärd

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Anita Ollár

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Paula Femenias

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Ulrike Rahe

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Retrofit Europe, SBE19 Conference
Eindhoven, Netherlands,

The circular kitchen

Climate-CIK, 2018-01-01 -- 2021-12-31.

HSB Living Lab, 2018-01-01 -- 2021-12-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Production

Energy

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Environmental Sciences

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