La Vie avec (Living with...) is a user-adjustable system for monitoring the adaptation of French habits and lifestyles, combining monthly quantitative surveys of a panel of 1,000 people and the management of an online community of 50 citizen-consumers. The quantitative data presented in this article is taken from an online survey conducted by ObSoCo (Observatoire Société & Consommation) on the Respondi panel from 19 to 26 January 2021 on behalf of Bouygues Construction in three survey areas: the ideal living environment, housing as a work environment and involvement in local and community initiatives.
An action research initiative carried out between Bouygues Construction and Alain Bourdin's teams from the Paris Urban Planning School, the Mixcity project responds to a desire to better understand their lifestyles and their expectations at two levels… Interview.
How do we do more with less? Modern cities are faced with numerous challenges. They need to emit less carbon and halt urban spread into natural areas, while also having enough space to live in social harmony and in line with shifting trends (reconstituted families, telework, etc.). With these contradictory demands—acquiring more space with less sprawl—time becomes an unexpected resource. Some spaces in our buildings are used only for certain times of the day, week or year. For example, educational facilities are generally used around 20% of the time, while offices are used between 30% and 45% of the time. This means they can be used more, by finding new users and new ways to use them. Let’s look at a few concrete examples.
Whether in the interests of comfortable living or to reduce energy consumption in homes, connectivity is increasingly present both in individual housing and multi-unit buildings. An advantageous transformation that might well lead to the embedding of certain technologies in all new housing.
In the previous article, we introduced you to three kinds of young people based on the trends revealed by the survey conducted by JAM for Bouygues Construction of 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 25 about their relationship to housing: the Swiss army knife, the open door or the move-in ready. Here are three more...
In our previous article on the youth’s relationship with housing, we provided you with general trends on where young people live and their perceptions of housing. These lessons, drawn from a series of surveys carried out by JAM for Bouygues Construction among 1,000 young people aged between 18 and 25, led to the development of 6 model profiles, devised with young volunteers at a workshop following the survey. Today, we present you with the first three typical profiles, which give an insight into the different visions of housing that are cohabiting in the new generation.
We are what we eat, but we are also what we breath: more than 15 kg of air every day! And most of that air quality comes from confined spaces. We spend more than 80% of our time inside with many pollutants. New constructions could well bring a breath of fresh air…
We interviewed 1,000 young people about their housing. Their answers were very enlightening!
2nd edition of “Observatoire des usages et représentations des territoires” in which Bouygues Construction is a partner
A positive health region is an attractive region that makes living together and growing old more enjoyable. Real estate developers play a key role in creating them! Provided that they seize the right opportunities!
Geoffrey Tkaczuk, Works Supervisor with Brézillon, is leading the Echarde rehabilitation project in Compiègne and tells us about his positive experience alongside the site occupants
Benoît Gérardin, Assistant Director of property development with Linkcity Nord-Est, presents La Maillerie, an urban renewal project where life went on even before the buildings had been constructed.
No aspect of housing has been spared, they are all being reinvented in accordance with three overarching principles: housing that is agile and custom-built, housing that is shared and open to the rest of the city, and housing that is sustainable and resilient.
Louise de la Guéronnière, a property developer at Losinger Marazzi, introduces the Sustainable Development Methods and Tools (SDMT) programme for creating sustainable neighbourhoods.
Mickaël Suchanek, Smart City Business Development Manager at Bouygues Energies & Services, presents the “AuthenTIC” Smart City project for Le Grand Dijon (Greater Dijon urban community).
Maxime Nade, Investor Business Developer at Elan, presents the Heart City offer
The ageing population is not a new topic, but due to the acceleration and scale of the phenomenon over the coming ears, we must study this challenge and analyse its consequences for the housing supply.