Melvin Chan

More Than Housing: A New Suburban Model

Australia’s ageing population have called for the need to reconsider the care of our elders in delivering accessible, affordable and high quality care services with people’s desire to remain living at home as they age.

Additionally, due to unaffordable housing options, a growing number of young families and couples have returned to live at generational households.

This thesis will explore an alternate co-housing scheme accommodating for a mixed and multi-generational resident group in the middle suburbs of Melbourne – by creating a living environment that focuses on community spirit, care and social connection while at the same time maintaining a sense of privacy.