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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Shirong
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-12T00:14:25Z
dc.date.available2019-04-12T00:14:25Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/4593
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTIONS: 1. How can an architecturally designed project for the elderly in China provide mental and physical health support but also keep them connected to society? 2. With fewer opportunities for companionship with their children, how can the filial piety tradition provide a fulfilling life for the elderly in these modern times? Chinese is an elderly society. Traditionally Chinese people believe that filial piety is the main method for elderly care support. Chinese elderly people are usually supported by their children for elderly life. However, due to the one-child policy which has affected the generation born between 1980 and 2000, the structure of the families becomes so-called “4-2-1”, which means that in a family there are four old people with two young children and one grandchild. Thus, elderly people will lack family support and facing a challenge for their elderly care, which will be a severe social problem in the next decades of years. Will these elderly people live a happy elderly life with little or no children support and less opportunities of companionship? How can an architecturally designed project provide mental and physical health support for the elderly people and also keep them connected to local society? The purpose of this project is to focus on architectural design with social engagement to deal with these problems. I believe that an architectural design with social engagement is a good solution to the above-mentioned problems, as it is an effective way to improve mental and physical health of elderly people. I also believe that mutual relationship with friends and neighbours will make elderly people happy, and thus is good for their brain and body health. Based on the above analysis, an architectural design with social engagement for elderly people has been created, which is a community-like residential building incorporating childcare facility, pool with public bath, canteen, roof garden and community centre. This project explores spatial arrangement to create connections between these programmes in order to enhance social engagement between elderly residents and community.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectDalian, Chinaen_NZ
dc.subjectDalian (Shi), Chinaen_NZ
dc.subjectChinaen_NZ
dc.subjectolder peopleen_NZ
dc.subjectaccommodationen_NZ
dc.subjectaged care facilitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectfilial piety (孝道)en_NZ
dc.subjectretirement villagesen_NZ
dc.subjectmental healthen_NZ
dc.subjectcasbah concept (architectural design)en_NZ
dc.subjectsocial engagementen_NZ
dc.subjectmulti-generational livingen_NZ
dc.subjectchildcare facilitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectindependent livingen_NZ
dc.titleSocial living project for Chinese elderly people without family supporten_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110308 Geriatrics and Gerontologyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationZhang, S. (2018). Social living project for Chinese elderly people without family support. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, N.Z. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4593en
unitec.pages135en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, N.Z.en_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalFrancis, Kerry


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