Book Chapter

Mass custom design for sustainable housing development

M Noguchi, K Hadjri

Handbook of Research in Mass Customization and Personalization | Published : 2009


The societal pressure on sustainable housing development is on the rise. Homes need to be socially, economically and environmentally sustainable in response to the wants and needs of individual homebuyers/users as well as society. However, existing housing design approaches being applied by today's homebuilders barely lead to the accomplishment of the sustainability agenda. Mass customization was seen as one of the potential means to tackle issues arising in achieving the housing sustainability. Based on the notion, a systems approach to sustainable homes and the interactive design communication tool were introduced. This study led to a suggestion that along the line with the research on mas..

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