Multigenerational PDU (Paired Dwelling Units)
SVA ID/BE Design Studio I – Fall 2021 Professor – Darrick Borowski Qian Jessie Wang
Paired multigenerational apartment nurtures relationships among generations and emotional health by creating a space for multi-generation.
Housing affects people’s living conditions and social relations, and also people’s lifestyle depending on architecture. Change the living location between different generations and keep an appropriate distance from each generation’s personal space, which promotes more harmonious family relations among generations.
Human mental health
Housing has a great impact on people’s psychology. People can feel comfortable and enjoyable by living in a house with existing interests in behaviour and humanistic care for elder people and ADA.
Research + Audience
With the rising demand of the elderly for home care and the increase of the cost of living, families for the three generations of urban type the demand for housing is on the rise. Although the three generations of urban type have many advantages in pension and cost of living control, when generations live together, contradictions and conflicts are inevitable, we should try to avoid the interior of the family in the design of architectural space to promote the communication of three generations.
In the past, most of the three generations were forced to live together because of lack of economic strength.
In the future, the three generations living together will live in the same hall in the sense of maintaining relative independence between old and young couples.
States Diagrams–Floor Plan