Space for living: NH15-594/1970E-PDF

“[…] Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation commissioned the Sociology Department of Carleton University to undertake a research study on the use of interior living space in Public Housing […]. Three housing projects in Ottawa were selected for study and it was decided that approximately 65 households, distributed more or less evenly between the projects, would be chosen. The final choice of households within each project was made on a random basis of selection. At the time of writing, the Research Study has not yet been published; however, a first draft and the detailed information obtained during the interviews have been made available […] in order that a separate analysis of the physical or architectural component of the Study may be made. It must be emphasised that this Research Study should be classed as a pilot one since there is little if any material of a comparable nature available in Canada today. Because of the lack of precedents, the C.M.H.C. architects who were originally consulted […] were only able to state in very broad terms the type of information required and how it might be used. In detail this led, insofar as the architectural aspect was concerned, to general kind of interviews and it is clear that greater consideration must be given to the selection of interviewing techniques to elicit the information required on a more objective and precise basis. For the foregoing reason the analysis of the information gained cannot be on as scientific a basis as may be wished. This of course does not mean that the material obtained in the interviews is not of great use, but caution must be exercised in using the conclusions because judgement has had to be used in compiling the results"--Introd., p. 1-2.

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Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Architectural and Planning Division.
Title Space for living
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. "This report prepared by: the Architectural and Planning Division, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation; David Crinion, Chief Architect." "January 1970." Digitized edition from print produced 2015 [for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation].
Date 1970.
Number of Pages 29, [12] p. :
Catalogue Number
  • NH15-594/1970E-PDF
Subject Terms Subsidized housing, Architecture