GUY LUSCOMBE AND THE NANA PROJECT

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:

  • Happiness
  • Normality
  • Equality

The eight features include:

  • Windows to the world
  • Space grace
  • The great outdoors
  • Small is beautiful
  • Freedom to choose
  • Belonging
  • Integration
  • 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