March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 4(60) December 2017

Theory of architecture

Ziyatdinov Zufar Z.

PhD. (Architecture),Сhief architect of the Penza city
Directorate of town planning and architecture, Penza,
Penza, Russia, e-mail: zzz@penzagp.ru


The article considers the growth of second homes in some countries since 1970 till the present day. Methodological issues in accounting for the number of second households are outlined, such as lack of a generally accepted definition of the term «second home», differences in the approach to the registration of non-residents’ second homes, transformation of the first and second homes into each other, emergence of new types and forms of second home, etc. Information on absolute and relative numbers of second homes is given in tabulated form and in the form of charts. Trends in the quantitative change in second home development are identified, including continuing growth of the number of second homes and expansion of areas in which they are present, non-uniform and cyclic pattern of the pace of development of second homes, and higher rates of increase in the number of second homes in the developed countries compared with the rates of population growth. A prediction is proposed for the growth of the number of second homes in the world in the short- and mid-term.

Key words: second home, dachas, summer house, dacha estates, second household


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