Corresponding Author

Asmaa Elsayed shawky

Subject Area

Architectural Engineering

Article Type

Original Study


The housing and real estate investment sector in Egypt has witnessed remarkable prosperity in recent years, despite the presence of accompanying problems such as population increase and political and economic problems. Government agencies have given great importance to the issue of providing adequate housing, especially for low-income and young people, in all development plans. From this point of view, this study was done with the aim of solving the problem of limited spaces in social housing by using design flexibility as one of the directions to solve these problems. Most of the users of these dwellings find it difficult to accommodate their families. In addition to the changes that occur to the family over time due to the change in its size, the needs of its members or its economic conditions, the need arises to make changes in the number of dwelling rooms, decrease or increase, or in their uses. Studying the design flexibility in some detail and addressing the steps to achieve it in the housing, citing international models on the flexible housing. Flexibility is an important concept in housing design, especially small housing, as it is one of the ways to meet the changing needs of family members through the possibility of modification and change in the functional and space system of the housing in order to suit Adapting to the changes of time and place in order to meet the new functional needs and requirements of family members.


Design Flexibility, Social Housing, Egypt

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