the dream accommodation has changed

THE NEW DESIRES OF THE FRENCH (4/6) – If the health crisis has upset the choice of location for housing, expectations have also changed a lot in terms of its characteristics and organization.

What if the big winner of this pandemic were the quality of life and the comfort offered by our homes? The French had plenty of time to think about the qualities and especially the faults of their home and they came out of this period with firm resolutions. Moreover, many specialists believe that these developments will be sustainable. “ The health crisis has only reminded and emphasized that we are spending more and more time in our homes, even without confinement, with a life that is lengthening and working time that is decreasing. », Recalls the sociologist Jean Viard. From now on, to feel good at home, one needs above all space, peace and greenery.

It was the smallness of the housing that was the worst lived and pushed a good number of French people to move.. For architect François Declercq, who is currently working on a quality housing framework, this question of surface area is essential, including in the city. “ Today a 3-room apartment measures at

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