Rethinking intergenerational housing

Rethinking intergen cover

Matter Architecture has been working with a grant from Innovate UK to rethink intergenerational housing: an old idea that is being rediscovered for its social benefits.

Their aim was to explore how a modern form of independent living could capture these benefits without the associated limitations.  They have shared their analysis, findings and methodology in this useful online resource.

Split into 7 sections, the tool covers:

  • Introduction: What is intergenerational housing and
  • Social benefits: understanding the design process and its impact
  • Design considerations: From the principles of design to sharing spaces
  • Management: testing out the theory and further piloting
  • Context: Considerations concerning density
  • Implementation: Supporting adoption
  • Discussion: Including signposting to useful resources on the Housing LIN website