TECHNE 20 (2020): Time and architecture
Research & Experimentation

Facing time. Temporary wooden housing units for the non-self-sufficient elderly

Francesca Camerin
Dipartimento di Culture di Progetto, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italia
Francesco Incelli
Dipartimento di Culture di Progetto, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italia
Massimo Rossetti
Dipartimento di Culture di Progetto, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italia
Published July 29, 2020
Keywords
  • Residences for the elderly,
  • Temporary housing,
  • Wooden constructions,
  • Prefabrication,
  • Building requalification
How to Cite
Camerin, F., Incelli, F., & Rossetti, M. (2020). Facing time. Temporary wooden housing units for the non-self-sufficient elderly. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (20), 282-291. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-8268

Abstract

The paper presents the results of a research funded by the Veneto Region concerning the study of innovative temporary wooden housing units for the hospitalisation and accommodation of elderly people in the case of functional requalification of buildings used as care homes. The project originates from the observation that existing buildings used as care homes may often need to be redeveloped. In this scenario, a temporary housing unit with advanced comfort and energy saving features may, therefore, constitute an optimal solution for the protection of elderly people and, at the same time, to experiment with new models of living, besides possibly adapting them for permanent accommodation.

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