Space for housing and care: a study protocol
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Home- and healthcare is increasing among older persons, but today's homes are not designed for this services, also the personal privacy is important. The aim of this study has specific focus on obstacles and opportunities when home- and healthcare is performed in home environ-ments. Different research approaches and methods will be combined in order to enhance the un-derstanding of how home- and healthcare in ordinary housings for older persons could be sup-ported by architectural design. The study is basically of a qualitative character, although one part of the empirical material is quantitative, namely the layouts of the housings. The study will be conducted by an interdisciplinary research team involving architecture, health-care and occupa-tional science. This study will provide important knowledge on healthcare architecture as related to staff working in older persons private homes in ordinary housing.


Cecilia Pettersson

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Inga Malmqvist

Chalmers, Architecture

Helle Wijk

University of Gothenburg

SB Lab 2017 International Conference on Advances on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development. Porto 15-17 November 2017

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

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