TECHNE 23 (2022): Inside the Polycrisis. The Possible Necessary
Research and Experimentation

Senior smart housing. Housing for the elderly as a community social infrastructure

Eugenio Arbizzani
LAB.ITECH, Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto, Sapienza Università di Roma
Carola Clemente
LAB.ITECH, Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto, Sapienza Università di Roma
Bio
Anna Mangiatordi
LAB.ITECH, Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto, Sapienza Università di Roma
Published March 17, 2022
Keywords
  • Active and healthy ageing,
  • Code of practice,
  • Residence for the elderly,
  • Smart housing,
  • Digital services and technologies for health
How to Cite
Arbizzani, E., Clemente, C., & Mangiatordi, A. (2022). Senior smart housing. Housing for the elderly as a community social infrastructure. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (23), 221-231. https://doi.org/10.36253/techne-12156

Abstract

The situation of multiple socioeconomic and housing emergency crises associated with the ageing of the population raises new challenges for the construction industry. Establishing a relationship between people, the environment and digital technologies opens up broad possibilities for design innovation and in relation to construction, management and use practices in housing for the elderly. This paper investigates evolved housing models composed of interoperable ICT/IoT technological and spatial solutions. The objective of the research is to draw up a code of practice, starting from environmental and technological requirements for spaces and services, as well as quality and performance indicators (KPI) for a new culture of dwelling, with provisions for their replicability, adaptability and scalability to a variety of use settings.

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