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Hope Co-Housing: approach and innovation.

Deveci, Gokay



The country is facing an aging population as people live longer. 10 million people in the UK are currently over 65, with a 5.5 million increase projected over the next 20 years. 3 million people are aged over 80 and that is expected to double by 2030. This puts additional strains on health and social services, with both a smaller proportion of working population available to support services and with the older population having more complex medical needs. The 'Hope Co-Housing' project is a new typology of housing that demonstrates a collaborative approach to age by combining the principles of salutogenic housing design, wellbeing and healthcare principles, and technology to support active ageing. The innovative homes will be co-designed with input from design, computing, health and care professionals, with the aim of creating a new typology of senior citizen housing in which people aspire to live and support each other, and which help to eliminate social isolation and fuel poverty. The proposal will be exploring how senior housing can be designed collaboratively to support health, well-being, activity and community engagement as people age. It will be multi-disciplinary, with anticipated expertise required from colleagues from several schools across the Robert Gordon University RGU and Orkney Island Council (OIC).


DEVECI, G. 2019. Hope Co-Housing: approach and innovation. [Design]

Other Type Design
Publication Date Dec 31, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2021
Publicly Available Date Mar 10, 2021
Keywords Domestic architecture; Communal architecture; Architecture and well-being; Architecture and health; Homes for the elderly; Scotland; Orkney
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