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Designing for the Third Age: Architecture Redefined for a Generation of ""Active Agers""

Designing for the Third Age: Architecture Redefined for a Generation of ""Active Agers""

Lorraine Farrelly

ISBN: 978-1-118-89119-3 April 2014 144 Pages




Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution

As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized nations, the design of housing and other built provisions needs to be rethought in order to accommodate this ever-expanding ageing population. How can far-reaching architectural solutions play a key part by creating sustainable cities for the changing profile of the population, reducing models of dependency for care and transport while creating opportunities for recreation, leisure and work? This issue reflects on the population challenges facing Europe, Australia, North America, and Asia, offering innovative responses to these problems on a practical and speculative level.

  • Addresses a major social issue for architects, designers, and students
  • Includes contributions from Arup Global Foresight + Innovation; Baronness Greengross, President of the International Longevity Centre-UK; Matthias Hollwich of HWKN; Jerry Maltz of AIANY Design for Aging; David Birbeck of Design for Homes; Edward Denison, Research Associate at University College London; Kathryn Firth of the London Legacy Development Corporation; Richard Mazuch of IBI Nightingale; architect Walter Menteth; author Jayne Merkel; architect, writer and researcher Terri Peters; Anjali Raje, Executive Director of International Longevity Centre-India and architect Radhika Vaidya; Robert Schmidt of the Adaptable Futures research group at Loughborough University; Sally Stewart of Glasgow School of Architecture; Mark Taylor of The University of Newcastle; and Katherine Wilkinson of RMIT
  • Features architects including Amie Gross Architects, Ariktema, Dattner Architects, HWKN, Deborah Gans/Gans Studio, JJW Architects, Henning Larsen Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, nARCHITECTS, Nord Architects, PRP Architects, and Yanmin Zhou

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INTRODUCTION: Redefining, Reinventing and Realigning Design for Demographic Change 8
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‘Remember Who You Are Designing For’: An Interview with Baroness Sally Greengross OBE 14
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‘New Aging’: Designing Architecture for All Ages 20
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Adapting to Global Change: Ageing, Urbanisation and Resilience 28
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Designing for a Lifetime in New York and Other US Cities 36
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Socially Inclusive Design in Denmark: The Maturing Landscape 46
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Ageing in Suburbia: Designing for Demographic Change in Australia and New Zealand 54
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Housing for the Elderly: The Changing Scenario in India 60
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China’s Concealed Crisis 68
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Mediating Change: A Japanese Perspective on Adaptable Architecture 74
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Redesigning Domesticity: Creating Homes for the Elderly 80
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Regeneration for All Generations: The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 88
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‘Happy Meals’: Finding Happiness with Hans Becker and the Humanitas Care Model 94
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Customised ‘Care-Ready’ Living: A HAPPI-Inspired Design for Evolutionary Housing by Walter Menteth Wren Architects 102
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Sense-Sensitive Design for the Ageing 108
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New Visions: Re-imagine Ageing RIBA Design Competition 2013 112
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Wanted: Challenging Design Ideas for Ageing 122
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Housing from 8 to 80: An 3 Ideas Project 126
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COUNTERPOINT: Designing for an Earlier Age 136
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