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Rethinking Retirement – Designing for the Third Age
12 September 2016
By Marc Nicholas Our ability to live longer than in any other time in history is fuelling a re-think in the design and construction of architecture for aging. Those aged over 55, a period now known as the Third Age, have higher expectations than previous generations in terms of innovative design and features in senior…
Connectivity and Flexibility in Retirement – the Rise of the Vertical Village
05 September 2016
Connectivity and flexibility have historically had little to do with retirement living, but vertical villages are slowly changing this model. The emerging niche – medium or high rise apartment buildings specifically designed for urban retirees – is fast rising within the $28 million aged care sector, and we’re starting to see developments appear by major…
How Multi-generational Housing is Changing the Ideal of the Great Australian Dream
01 August 2016
How can designers of the next generation of housing meet competing and changing needs? Australians have long been emphatic about each generation acquiring a ‘home of our own’. Parents remained in the family home as long as they are able and children leave to study, travel, work, and finally to have a family and get…
The Homes of Retiring Baby Boomers
04 July 2016
There are more opportunities than ever to embrace the growing market that is Seniors Housing, and even more opportunities as Architects to respond to the new generation of Baby Boomers who are moving into retirement living. The current thinking about Seniors Living is to provide the opportunity to “Age in Place”. Although there will always…