SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Lane Cove: New Architecture For The New Aged
Architecture on Show
The desire to age in one’s own home is universal. However in a rapidly ageing society this is not always possible because, for a variety of reasons, the typical family home is inappropriate to age in and despite the oft stated desire to find new ways to accommodate older people, the choices currently available are still limited and often unappealing.
This presentation will present the findings of a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship undertaken earlier this year to study recently completed innovative buildings for the aged in Europe. A variety of building types were visited including multi-generational and mixed age housing and shared equity co-ops.
The results presented will suggest there are examples of alternatives that can not only meet the needs of an increasingly picky older generation and be more attractive to them but provide better, more sustainable urban outcomes for all.
Guy Luscombe is an award winning architect and Director of GLAD Studio. Over the last 12 years he has designed over forty projects for older people and has written extensively on design and ageing. He was the principle author of "Creating Caring Communities", the design guide for a major aged care provider and was co-editor of the book, “Beyond Beige: Improving architecture for older people and people with disabilities”. He has a particular interest in how design can improve the built environment for the current cohort of ‘new aged’. This year he was awarded a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship to study innovative buildings for the aged in Europe.
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