Architecture for Residential Care and Ageing Communities confronts urgent architectural design challenges within residential innovation, ageing communities and healthcare environments.

The increasing and diversified demands on the housing market today call for alterability and adaptability in long term solutions for new integrated ways of residing. Meanwhile, an accentuated ageing society requires new residential ways of living, combining dignity, independence and appropriate care. Concurrently, profound changes in technical conditions for home healthcare require rethinking healing environments. This edited collection explores the dynamics between these integrated architectural and caring developments and intends to envision reconfigured environmental design patterns that can significantly enhance new forms of welfare and ultimately, an improved quality of life.

This book identifies, presents, and articulates new qualities in designs, in caring processes, and healing atmospheres, thereby providing operational knowledge developed in close collaboration with academics, actors and stakeholders in architecture, design, and healthcare. This is an ideal read for those interested in health promotive situations of dwelling, ageing and caring.

chapter |20 pages


Exploring Architectural Validity: Health Promoting Situations of Dwelling, Ageing and Caring
BySten Gromark, Björn Andersson, Peter Fröst, Inga Malmqvist, Ola Nylander

section Section I|84 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

The Multipurpose Use of Social Sustainability—A Swedish Case; Brf Viva 2019

ByBjörn Andersson, Sten Gromark

chapter 4|13 pages

Adaptability of Apartments—A Bottom up Concern

Two Narratives of Life Course Spatial Adaptability
ByAnna Braide

chapter 6|17 pages

The Future of ADL Dwellings—Experimental Re-Designs for the Impaired

ByHelena Casanova, Jesus Hernández

section Section II|81 pages


chapter 9|11 pages

Assisted Living for the Elderly—Features of a Swedish Model

ByMorgan Andersson

chapter 11|18 pages

Supporting the Elderly Population

New Strategies for Housing in Italy
ByFrancesca Giofrè, Livia Porro

section Section III|51 pages


chapter 13|13 pages

Designing with Nature for Ageing

Health-Related Effects in Care Settings
ByGaruth Chalfont, Roger S. Ulrich

chapter 14|11 pages

Design-Driven Dialogues for Healthcare Architecture

ByPeter Fröst

chapter 15|11 pages

It Takes More than Evidence to Inform the Healthcare Architect

ByStefan Lundin

chapter 16|14 pages

Design of High Technology Environments—Intensive Care Units (ICUS)

ByMaria Berezecki Mårtensson

section Section IV|43 pages

Methodological Considerations

chapter 18|15 pages

The Home as a Place for Rehabilitation—What is Needed?

ByMarie Elf, Maya Kylén, Elizabeth Marcheschi

chapter 20|3 pages

AIDAH—Editors’ Post Scriptum

ByBjörn Andersson, Sten Gromark