Taking care of the old--Sustainable Aging Community

University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

Abstract: According to researches, China is aging faster than any other country in history. Meanwhile, China has been a country with a close-family-ties-tradition for over thousand years. However, as the family structures are getting smaller, people’s lifestyle is also changing over time. Nowadays, the word ‘a distance of a bowl of soup’ is quite popular in between all generations. It represents an ideal way of family living, that with a distance when a bowl of hot soup will not cool down over way. Then, how to create an urban space for providing aging-care design and keep private boundaries, social connections and family-care at the same time becomes a question and a challenge of this project.

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