Some days ago, at the conference « desperate houses » at the EPFL, I heard about a research, realized by the architectural firm Raumbureau, saying that, in the suburbs, around 1 over 5 houses is refurbished as office space.
If this tendence goes on:
- Little by little, suburbs will become true villages with offices, shops, post offices, sall hospitals… (a similar project was shown at the conference),
- Density is not the only solution to urban sprawl, other solutions (much more « open source ») are available,
- The houses in Aigle, which I saw some days ago, will become something really interesting in a few years!