Intergenerational housing works particularly well as a model for supported housing. It is a neighbourly, supportive community where residents of all ages engage and interact on a regular basis. It can have a positive impact on the individuals and the community.
The space I designed specifically focuses on those with dementia. So it was important for me to get a better understanding of the disease, and how design can help to impact their lives in a positive way. While also creating a space for students in the field of care and how living in the intergenerational home can benefit both themselves and those with dementia.