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A study on the design of the public spaces in elderly apartment based on the demands of “Three Types”

Yadan Zhang 1 , Yong Chen * 2
1 Sichuan Provincial Highway Planning
2 Sichuan Provincial Highway Planning

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Applied and Computational Engineering, Vol. 63, 106-116
Published 09 May 2024. © 09 May 2024 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Yadan Zhang, Yong Chen. A study on the design of the public spaces in elderly apartment based on the demands of “Three Types”. ACE (2024) Vol. 63: 106-116. DOI: 10.54254/2755-2721/63/20241002.

Abstract

With the progress of society and the economy, the Chinese population inevitably has an aging tendency. In this situation, the issue of aged providing becomes a focus that attracts all attention of the society, and elderly apartments have gradually become one of the most important forms of housing endowment. As a crucial part of the elderly apartment, public spaces are used for the elderly’s activity and association, and it should consider the elderly’s demands while designing. Depending on the differences in the elder’s somatic function, the elder could be classified into three types: self-care, device-helping, and nursing-cared. Furthermore, their demands for public spaces in the elderly apartment are different according to the different characteristics of the “Three Types”. This paper will analyze cases of elderly apartments at home and abroad and summarize their design methods of public spaces, then combine with the present situation in our country, put forward the design strategy of public spaces in elderly apartments of the “Three Types”, according to the characteristics of the elder, and provide a reference for the optimization of the public spaces in the elderly apartment.

Keywords

elderly apartment, public spaces, self-care, device-helping, nursing-cared, space design

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-417-0
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-418-7
Published Date
09 May 2024
Series
Applied and Computational Engineering
ISSN (Print)
2755-2721
ISSN (Online)
2755-273X
DOI
10.54254/2755-2721/63/20241002
Copyright
09 May 2024
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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