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Academic year
AUT162 - Future visions for healthcare, housing and work 1: Residential healthcare - Housing for Seniors
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
15,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture
Department: 55 - ARCHITECTURE

The same requirements as to MPARC
Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: X

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Project, part A 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    
0208 Project, part B 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

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Bitr professor  Inga Malmqvist


AUT161   Space for healtcare, housing and work 1B. Elderly


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

To be admitted to the course you have to meet the entry requirements for the master's programme Architecture, MPDSD or MPDCF.


To practice the design, of housing for elderly, in the context of real problems and plans in society. This design project is an application that offers to combine aspects of space for healthcare, housing and work.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

At the end of this course the students shall
- Be able to take place in a design team for housing for elderly
- Be able to communicate on their design with relevant parts in real planning
- Understand the prerequisites of housing for old persons
- Be able to handle the specific constrains when physical space has more than one purpose.

In this course the generic skills of communication and visualization, oral and in written will be trained.


Students will do a design project on a real problem and site on Senior-housing. Senior housing means forms in between the ordinary housing and the specific housing-units for elderly, including services and space for common activities. The dialogue with external persons is vital and also the presentation to different external experts.


The course is based on team work in a design-exercise and supported by lectures, seminars and study-visits.


An example of literature is Reginer, Victor, FAIA: Design for assisted living; guidelines for housing the physically and mentally frail, ISBN 0-471-3518-2


To obtain the grade passed, the following is required:
- To take active part in the team work, lectures and seminars
- To present the results, orally and in drawings in an external context.

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