Designing Residential Buildings for Older People in China to Promote Ageing-in-place

Tulika Gadakari, Jingjing Wang, Karim Hadjri, Junjie Huang

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Ageing-in-place is the most common ageing model in China. Therefore, design of age-friendly residential buildings and neighbourhoods becomes an important factor leading to improvement in older people’s health and quality of life. This paper presents the current situation of the ageing population in Chinese cities by qualitatively analysing existing literature, design standards and conducting stakeholder interviews to understand older people’s housing choices and aims to identify physical design factors, challenges and potentials of residential design for older people. The findings will fill the knowledge gap of age-friendly residential models in China and guide better design to meet older people’s needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-28
Number of pages11
JournalAsian Journal of Quality of Life
Issue number13
Early online date25 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018

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This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

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  • Ageing
  • Age-friendly Design
  • Residential Building
  • Spatial Design


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