Guy Luscombe, the author of a report on the NANA project (New architecture for the New Aged) presented at the PerthALIVE members event recently. Guy outlined his research findings from a study tour of thirteen residential developments in Europe.
This research proposes three objectives, and eight features to inform a new architecture for the new aged. The three objectives include:
The eight features include:
- Windows to the world
- Space grace
- The great outdoors
- Small is beautiful
- Freedom to choose
- Something to do.
Of particular interest to PerthALIVE was the Multi-Generational Housing Case Study, Ruggerchern in Zurich. This is a precinct made up of 14 buildings of 282 apartments with one block and 64 units available for seniors.
Find out more about Guy and the NANA Project at https://www.architects.nsw.gov.au/download/BHTS/2015-BHTS-NANA-Project-FINAL-lo-res.pdf