Urban Housing and the Elderly

  • Takashi Takahashi


To cope with today’s aging population, there exist many types of elderly housing and facilities for the elderly. Historically, there have been no special building types for elderly housing with the exception ofinkyo-beya (a small hut or a room for the aged) in Japan. This is mainly because the elderly have relied upon family or relatives.


Public Housing Floor Plan Urban Housing Household Good Elderly Housing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Takahashi
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  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Faculty of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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