Housing Concepts For and By the Elderly: From Subjects of Design to a Design Resource

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Abstract

The perception of elderly residents as a homogeneous group is challenged by the diversification of lifestyles and emphasis on individuality in housing. Recently, there has been a rise in Finland in housing projects initiated by groups of elderly people, where the seniors themselves are seeking to fill in qualitative gaps in the offering of housing. This article presents a comparative analysis of four senior housing concepts that represent both a producer-driven (“for the elderly”) and a resident-driven (“by the elderly”) approach. The study shows that elderly people can be a resource for residential development and that this necessitates a different “design logic” than in conventional senior housing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412–429
Number of pages18
JournalJOURNAL OF HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Co-design
  • housing concepts
  • Senior housing
  • Social innovation

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