The Apartment House chapter
Critical subheadings, well researched words each based on the above, no particular order;
Defining the Apartment House (AH)
Size and organization of the existing AH
Economic argument for the AH, how IOP might work within that model.
Family unit types living in AH
Ageing in place
Working from home / covid
Limitations of the AH – external shape is set, service locations are set, furniture becomes the only real option
Opportunities of the AH – the small flexible AH
Others you find that are important in setting up the context and background
I’ve discussed using such generalized data in this way before – I don’t think it tells you much about your research topic.
Ageing on place,
The number of years people live in an apartment before selling it, potentially for something that suits their lifestyle better.
What does the high level of investor intertest in apartments do to the ‘churn’ (the buying and selling of real estate) have in identifying an IOP?
What’s the COVID effect?
What’s the affordability effect?
Is there any scope for an IOP? Is there enough space to provide flexibility? What are the cost implications of flexibility?
Where in the world are they already building houses in apartment buildings that have IOP?
What is the economic argument developers have for providing IOP in apartment buildings? Could that be incorporated into the Australian market?
Where in Australia do apartment’s have IOP, or is pretty much the same across the country?
These questions, and others, can only be answered by researching into the apartment building market. They can’t be guessed or theorized…in needs to come
from hard data.
That data should particularly relate to the situation you are researching – generalize data just confuses the reader, and it won’t work
If you are talking specifically about the Newcastle market, then data should come from there or can be easily translatable to Newcastle.
Once you’ve done that, many of them will become sub headings in the first chapter…which could be called something like….
Comments on the apartments research paper done previously
The number of people living in apartments in Australia…
Like I’ve described above, this is generalized data, your topic relies heavily on the family unit and how it changes over time within the AH.
Apartments played a vital role in the recent covid pandemic…
Again, this is really good information, similarly it needs to be drawn out to begin to frame the implications for an IOP.
Having the last paragraph in these headings that summaries the information toward the implications for an IOP is really important
Covid and affordability has affected this situation significantly…this is why a 2017 reference might not be of any use…you probably have to rely on really
recent articles, including those from good researched based media outlets, as they publish daily.
Your topic is really time sensitive and affordability and covid has potentially affected this topic significantlyStudents like to live in apartments….
Research to back it up with data
To design an apartment where a person can continue to stay through the course of life is not easy
You can’t use sentences like these – they are opinions. You could equally argue that there are many apartments that are designed well enough for a lifetime…
you need to find where those AH are…
You have to keep thinking that every sentence you write relates to your topic, and can be supported or referenced in some way…
IOP is new
Can’t give opinions without backed research
. The census of 2011 shows that 50,000 families with children lived in apartments in Australia and this number increased by 56% within five years as 79,000
families lived in apartments in 2016 (Szafraniec, 2017). 17% of the total apartment renter-dwellers are families with children under the age of 21 years
(Bartsch, 2021). 18% of the families are owner-occupiers (White, 2021). 20% of all urban apartments have at least 3 bedrooms. A survey conducted by a real
estate think-tank revealed that 28% of apartment dwellers do not want to change apartments even when they plan to have children (White, 2021). However,
they continue to look for more spacious apartments. Many apartment dwellers prefer apartments that look like houses in proportions and are equipped with
great various amenities. A recent research study on apartment renovations also emphasizes that an occupant’s ability to adapt their apartment layout
appears to contribute to the satisfaction of the dwelling situation (Femenias, Holmström, Jonsdotter, & Thuvander, 2016). The empirical study examines
owner-occupied apartments from the 2000s and shows that residents renovate their apartments to a larger extent than expected. The spatial interventions
address what residents perceive as the qualitative shortcomings of the apartment, as well as changing the layout and the number of rooms in the apartment
(Femenias et al., 2016, p. 4). For many residents, changing and adapting the apartment was part of the plan when they bought it. This suggests that many
occupants are not content with the original design of their apartments.
This information is good – drawing this out and starting to identify what this means for IOP would be great.
This would be framing the data in a way that helps to identify the boundaries of your topic