Research & development

The IRLL collects, initiates and cooperates with all sorts of research related to residential living. Research is categorized in

  • academic research
  • commercial research
  • field research
  • other

All research is used as input for improvement, further research and development and will culminate in IRLL position papers, reports and advices to stakeholders.

The IRLL research focus lies on (but is not limited to):

  • IoT
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Air, light & noise
  • Materials & construction
  • Circular economy
  • Sharing economy
  • Architecture
  • Industry 4.0
  • Cohousing
  • Innovation
  • Empowerment
  • User centric housing
    • student-and startershousing
    • elderly or seniorhousing
    • special need housing
    • family housing
    • multi purpose housing
    • workforce housing
    • refugee housing
  • Methodologies in housing development
    • bottom up: user centric/player
    • top down: architect/developers
    • open source (gamification, parametric design, vernacular architecture etc.)
    • collaborative/ co-creation