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Ernst Alexander Dengg

Stainzerstr. 3, Grosz Sankt Florian, Austria
Ernst Alexander Dengg does currently doing his PhD at the Graz University of Technology. After graduation 2012 he worked for an architecture firm and a civil engineering office. 2013 he went to Hong Kong to work and teach at the Center for Housing Innovation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). 2015-2017, he also worked and taught at the TU Graz, Institute of Urbanism. Main research focus is on domestic space optimisation in urban areas and (multi)functional interior design.

Domestic Space Optimisation


Interior Space Optimisation and Sharing of Domestic Space as a Urban Design Tool for a Vital, Sustainable Society

Domestic Space Optimisation


Interior Space Optimisation and Sharing of Domestic Space as a Urban Design Tool for a Vital, Sustainable Society
Creating highly optimised flats - after a profound space analysis - shall make urban live more affordable and sustainable

In one of our previous research (peer reviewed paper was presented at the China Urban Housing Conference 2015 in Qingdao) we proved that even one of the most efficient floor plans for apartments in Hong Kong has still a considerable percentage of unused or inefficiently used housing space, in the particular case approximately 15%. It may be inferred that European floor plans, due to the cheaper rent and lager housing spaces, are significantly less efficient. A highly efficient flat design, after or with support of a profound spatial analysis, would improve the urban housing situation tremendously and in many aspects. Flat rents would be lower since residents could live on smaller but more efficient domestic space, resources would be saved due to less construction material per housing unit, and energy consumption (heating, cooling and electricity) reduced. As a side effect the urban density would increase, which would lead subsequently to a better infrastructure.

Domestic Space Optimisation


Interior Space Optimisation and Sharing of Domestic Space as a Urban Design Tool for a Vital, Sustainable Society

Domestic Space Optimisation


Interior Space Optimisation and Sharing of Domestic Space as a Urban Design Tool for a Vital, Sustainable Society
Creating highly optimised flats - after a profound space analysis - shall make urban live more affordable and sustainable

In one of our previous research (peer reviewed paper was presented at the China Urban Housing Conference 2015 in Qingdao) we proved that even one of the most efficient floor plans for apartments in Hong Kong has still a considerable percentage of unused or inefficiently used housing space, in the particular case approximately 15%. It may be inferred that European floor plans, due to the cheaper rent and lager housing spaces, are significantly less efficient. A highly efficient flat design, after or with support of a profound spatial analysis, would improve the urban housing situation tremendously and in many aspects. Flat rents would be lower since residents could live on smaller but more efficient domestic space, resources would be saved due to less construction material per housing unit, and energy consumption (heating, cooling and electricity) reduced. As a side effect the urban density would increase, which would lead subsequently to a better infrastructure.


Idea by

Ernst Alexander Dengg
Stainzerstr. 3
Grosz Sankt Florian
Austria
Ernst Alexander Dengg does currently doing his PhD at the Graz University of Technology. After graduation 2012 he worked for an architecture firm and a civil engineering office. 2013 he went to Hong Kong to work and teach at the Center for Housing Innovation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). 2015-2017, he also worked and taught at the TU Graz, Institute of Urbanism. Main research focus is on domestic space optimisation in urban areas and (multi)functional interior design.