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Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1298; doi:10.3390/su9081298

Variation in the Characteristics of Everyday Life and Meaning of Urban Housing Due to the Transition of Social Structure: Focusing on Articles Published in Lifestyle Magazines

1,* and 2,*
1
Department of Architecture, Mokpo National University, Jeollanam-do 58554, Korea
2
School of Architecture, Soongsil University, Seoul 156743, Korea
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Received: 19 May 2017 / Revised: 15 July 2017 / Accepted: 17 July 2017 / Published: 26 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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The patterns and characteristics of everyday life have been changing according to changes in social structure. However, South Korean apartment complexes as a representative urban housing type are still based on the Western tradition of modern working-class housing, and have been commodified in the context of consumer capitalism. Therefore, this research explores the contemporary lifestyles that should be supported in urban housing by analyzing the articles of lifestyle magazines. Based on this analysis, we derived the changed patterns of contemporary lifestyles in terms of residents’ characteristics, the relationship between individuals and family, the relationship between house and workplace, and the pursuing direction of residential space planning. These results can contribute to discover the contemporary characteristics of everyday life and its lifestyle; define the changed meaning of urban housing; and reduce the gap between living space and their lives for urban and social sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban housing; everyday life; lifestyle; social structure; creative class; lifestyle magazine; apartment complexes urban housing; everyday life; lifestyle; social structure; creative class; lifestyle magazine; apartment complexes
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Kwon, H.-A.; Kim, S. Variation in the Characteristics of Everyday Life and Meaning of Urban Housing Due to the Transition of Social Structure: Focusing on Articles Published in Lifestyle Magazines. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1298.

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