This paper is anattempt towards housing satisfaction studies on an evaluative empiristic basis. It reports the results of an analysis done by advanced students in a seminar guided by the author. The analysis was done in a new housing scheme advertised as an important mile stone in future housing trends in the Federal Republic. realised 1982 as part of an exhibition by ten internationally reputated architects. Students made interviews with users.took records of furnishing patterns. observed building failures and mistakes and noted complaints. Results were compared with architects' statements andwith appraisals given by the professional press as well as with statements from developpers and housing agencies.