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Tapio Kaasalainen

University Instructor, korjausrakentaminen
Tampere University
phone number+358503015525
Hervanta Campus

About me

I am a university instructor in renovation and a researcher at Tampere University School of Architecture. My research focuses on renovation as a solution to changing needs for the built environment.

Research topics

Circular economy in the built environment

Elderly housing


Apartment building repurposing

Energy efficiency

Research unit

Management of Built Heritage

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Kaasalainen, T. & Huuhka, S. 2020. Existing apartment buildings as a spatial reserve for assisted living. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, ahead-of-print.  

Kaasalainen, T., Mäkinen, A., Lehtinen, T., Moisio, M. & Vinha, J. 2019. Architectural window design and energy efficiency: Impacts on heating, cooling and lighting needs in Finnish climates. Journal of Building Engineering, 27.  

Lindberg, T., Kaasalainen, T., Moisio, M., Mäkinen, A., Hedman, M. & Vinha, J. 2018. Potential of space zoning for energy efficiency through utilization efficiency. Advances in Building Energy Research. 

Kaasalainen, T. & Huuhka, S. 2016. Homogenous homes of Finland: 'standard' flats in non-standardized blocks. Building Research & Information, 44(3), 229–247. 

Kaasalainen, T. & Huuhka, S. 2016. Accessibility improvement models for typical flats: mass-customizable design for individual circumstances. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 30(3), 271–294. 

Huuhka, S., Kaasalainen, T., Hakanen, J. H. & Lahdensivu, J. 2015. Reusing concrete panels from buildings for building: Potential in Finnish 1970s mass housing. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 101, 105–121. 

Select other publications

Kaasalainen, T. 2021. Potential for Ageing at Home in the Finnish Apartment Building Stock: A Spatial Perspective on Renovation. Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto. Doctoral dissertation. 

Kaasalainen, T., Lehtinen, T., Moisio, M. & Hedman, M. 2018. Ikääntyneiden tehostettu palveluasuminen – Tilallisten ratkaisujen tehokkuudesta ja toimivuudesta. [Assisted living for the elderly – On the efficiency and functionality of spatial design solutions.] Tampere: Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto, Asuntosuunnittelu, julkaisu 33. 

Moisio, M., Kaasalainen, T., Lehtinen, T. & Hedman, M. 2018. Energiatehokkaan arkkitehtisuunnittelun ohjekortisto. [Instruction card file for energy efficient architectural design.] Tampere: Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto, Asuntosuunnittelu, julkaisu 32. 148 p. 

Kaasalainen, T. 2015. Ikääntyvät asukkaat ja asunnot – Vaiheittaiset esteettömyysparannukset lähiökerrostaloissa. [Aging residents and residents – Multi-phased accessibility improvements in multi-storey apartment buildings.] Tampere: Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto, Muuttuva rakennettu ympäristö 1. 278 p.