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Background

Scientific
Significance

Research background
Aging Population

Research
Questions

Young Elderly
Isolation of the Elderly

Key Issues

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

Background

Scientific
Significance

Research
Questions

Research motivation

A new kind of architecture for the elderly is required

To promote integration of senior residents in society


Key Issues

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

To emulate traditional family-structures with


intergenerational facilities and cohousing projects

Background

Scientific
Significance

Scientific Significance
Analyze the impact of architecture on the social
interaction of residents

Research
Questions

Key Issues

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

Offer solutions for future projects


Provide solid foundation for new development in
the field

Background

Scientific
Significance

Research Questions

What do different generations require from


intergenerational projects?

Research
Questions

What are the challenges and problems in existing


intergenerational housing for the elderly?

Key Issues

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

Can architectural design improve social interaction


between senior residents and younger generations?

Background

Key Issues
Scientific
Significance

Accomodate the requirements of the elderly and other


generations
Research
Questions

Reinforce communication between generations


Design shared spaces which are pleasent for everybody

Key Issues

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

Able the elderly to stay in their new home for as long as


possible
Integrate the elderly in the immediate neighborhood

Background

Scientific
Significance

Research
Questions

Work Methodology
Literature Research
Quantitative survey

Qualitative Interviews

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

Residents of selected case studies,


employees at intergenerational housing,
architects of intergenerational housing
About 10 people

Case studies

Key Issues

Expactations of different generations


from intergenerational housing
About 50 people

Analysis and Comparison

Identify existing challenges


and problems
New ideas for spatial design
and the merge of functions

Design

About 6 projects

Inclusive design
Merge of functions
Level of social interaction
Problems and challenges

Background

Literature research
Scientific
Significance

Research
Questions

Web articles and official statistics found


online
Newspaper articles
Books
care centers for dementia

Key Issues

shared apartments for the elderly


case studies of outstanding projects
inclusive design
architecture for children

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

residential accommodation for students


emergency overnight accommodation
for the homeless

Background

Case Studies

...students

Elderly live together with...


Scientific
Significance

...families/ children

JAB-GenerationenWohngemeinschaft, Vienna, Austria

Research
Questions

Key Issues
Sargfabrik,

Humanitas retirement home,

Vienna, Austria

Deventer, Netherlands

Gojikara Village,

VinziRast-mittendrin,

Aichi, Japan

Vienna, Austria

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

Background

Expected Outcomes
Scientific
Significance

Show what different generations require from


intergenerational projects

Research
Questions

Provide solutions to challenges and problems in


existing intergenerational housing for the elderly

Key Issues

Work
Methodology

Expected
Outcomes

Declare the connection of architectural design and


social interaction of residents