Architecture for the silver generation: Exploring the meaning of appropriate space for ageing in a Swedish municipality
2011 (English)In: Health and Place, ISSN 1353-8292, Vol. 17, no 2, 572-587 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper focuses on an architecture competition for the silver generation, namely those aged 65 years and older. Twenty-seven Swedish informants were interviewed using an interviewing guide that included a photographic survey. The informants emphasised aesthetic dimensions in architecture for the prolongation of ageing in place and independent living in a residential home. This study highlights the individual adjustment of space, and the integrated location in existing urban settings near nature. Based on the findings, a habitational model for exploring the appropriate space for ageing is formulated. It suggests that architecture through location and spatial features needs to generate positive associations with the users.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 17, no 2, 572-587 p.
architecture, place making, ageing in place, residential homes, user values
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33442DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.12.015ISI: 000289339000020PubMedID: 21317019ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79952534505OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33442DiVA: diva2:415513
QC 201105162011-05-062011-05-062011-09-21Bibliographically approved