A healthy log housing concept for senior citizens

Jonna Silvo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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    The post-war generation has reached senior age and is currently in retirement. We have more ageing people than ever and we thus need new concepts for caring for them. Senior citizens dream of a healthy home to live in, high quality and accessibility, a feeling of comfort and safety and staying active despite ageing. The question is how architecture could bring these contents into their lives. Wood as a construction material has several known positive properties and using logs as material for senior houses create a healthy environment. The aim of this study is to develop a healthy wooden log housing concept for senior citizens. This study begins with a literature review, followed by a section introducing design solutions. The concept itself consists of a log house modules theme with variations to the modules. The final solution takes shape depending on the habitants and surroundings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering
    PublisherVienna University of Technology
    ISBN (Electronic)9783903039001
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventWorld Conference on Timber Engineering - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 22 Aug 201625 Aug 2016
    Conference number: 14


    ConferenceWorld Conference on Timber Engineering
    Abbreviated titleWCTE
    Internet address


    • Health
    • Logs
    • Senior citizens
    • Wood


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