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Opening a closing door : a co-housing alternative for the elderly MacDonald, Richard Scott 1994

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OPENING A CLOSING DOORA CO-HOUSING ALTERNATIVEFOR THE ELDERLYbyRICHARD SCOTT MACDONALDA THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OFTHE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OFMASTER OF ARCHITECTUREinTHE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIESSchool of ArchitectureWe accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard.:::::.:THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIASeptember 1994© Richard Scott MacDonald, 1994In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanceddegree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make itfreely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensivecopying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of mydepartment or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying orpublication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my writtenpermission.(Signature)_________________________Department of__________________The University of British ColumbiaVancouver, CanadaDate dVLAI 1DE-6 (2)88)TABLE OF CONTENTSTable of Contents iiAcknowledgement iiiSite Location Map and Title 1Ground Level Plan 2Upper Level Plan 3Unit Types and Floor Plans 4Typical Unit Sections 5Group Eating Options DiagramPublic and Private Spaces Diagram 6Detail of Site and Context Plan: Site ContextSite and Context Plan 7Upper Level Floor PlanLower Level Floor Plan 8Detail of Lower Level Floor Plan: East Access Concourse 9Detail of Lower Level Floor Plan: Allotment GardensDetail of Lower Level Floor Plan: Park Area 10Detail of Lower Level Floor Plan: Pedestrian Walkway 11Sections Through Public Square 12Detail of Section Through Public Square: View to DiningDetail of Section Through Public Square: View to Pub 13Elevations of ProjectDetail of Elevations of Project: East Elevation 14Detail of Unit Floor Plans and Sections: Unit Types A and BUnit Floor Plans and Sections 15Perspective of ConcoursePerspective of East Access 16Perspective of Public SquarePerspective of North Garden 17Perspective of Indoor StreetProject Model: North View 18Project Model: East ViewProject Model: View From Davie Street 19Project Model: View From Chamberlain StreetProject Model: Top View 2011ACKNOWLEDGEMENTFirst and foremost, I am deeply indebted to my mentor, Professor Dm0Rapanos for his thoughtful discussions, guidance and inspiration throughoutmy explorations into this meaningful topic. I would also like to thank mycommittee members, Steve Taylor, Doug Robinson and Rainer Fassler, who tooktime out from their busy schedules to review and comment on my progress.Among the many people I consulted on aging and the elderly, I would like toexpress my sincere appreciation to Marian Hargrove who took the time toexplain the finest details that can make such an improvement to the lives ofthe elderly.•‘ll•enq sapg. med cmy[] c,pqote site Ioaitia7 OPENING A CLOSING DOOR:A CO•HOUSING ALTERNATIVE FOR THE ELDERLYRICHARD SMDol4%LD94Title panel with map showing appropriate site locationsadjacent to Neighbourhood Villages in southern Victoria.I ke2 *ee4 ,IIe3 & *3 .IbgI. & xdcm IIage5 teowcod I3e6 da Ike7 oak bay I cbambaoa, oilloge8 ta,rbeld viUeAppol,r St. LO SdntW.igkb..h.Sd vII1.9 Sooth VioSorb1LEVELCthE *2I.EE(JjL=Jn‘-7’Il4KIT n LIVT1r=SECTIONS------K-if--. LIV rI.15oj=:ci 2frimicnresidents mJbCLps aridmeds frcuht infrom//. residents bm3 ejbo.tpi.ati & paIet renxiaUyDINING & qKIICHENGROUPEATING OPTIONS3 meidE pixatases& u.s trodididuoiIy.w A resident eats‘j. CE omiTI deing1A. Diagram of possible individual and group eating options.a a °0L aPUBLIC SEMI PUBLIC SEMI PRIVATE PRIVATE—SI-- .B. Diagram of public and private spaces within the project.6A. Detail of site and context drawing.iEl LJ.*ILiKEY PLAN•1s— ISITE & CONTEXT___N- --B. Site context and location drawings.NLOCATh)N7-LAC.L.rvjNr., t1•A W]’—A A B .- B 8 A••UPPIR 1.lflA. Upper level plan indicating unit locations.B. Ground level plan showing units and outdoor spaces.8____________________h.Detail of east access concourse near passengerdrop—off area. The concourse constrictssomewhat before opening up to a forecourt andlarger square. The common activity spaces canbe accessed from the “public square” or fromthe interior corridors.9A. Detail of the allotment gardens to the south of the publicsquare with compost yard, greenhouse and garden equipmentshed.vJrii8. Detail of park area to the north of the public square withwater feature and spiral ramp down to gazebo and lowerseating area.10Detail of pedestrian walkway from the publicsquare to the west end of the site. The brickpaved walkway is wide enough to allow smallerservice vehicles access to the square. On thenorth side of the building an “indoor street”provides an alternate access to common areas.11Sections through public square showing the scale of buildingsand the relationship of square to those units overlooking it.zz12_•r_____•L.dhA. Detail of public square section looking at dining hail andmeeting hail entrances. Upper balconies and low sillwindows provide residents with views and contact withothers below.B. Detail of public square section looking at the club room,pub and games room access doors. A large introducedspecimen tree in the raised planter provides some shadedseating opportunities.13cNORTH COUR1WDSOUTH wuwy —— I )A. Elevations of project including sectional elevationthrough the site.WEST CHAMBERLAINEAST f1’IEB. Detail of east elevation (Davie Street) at site entry.EASTDAvIE1412 3A. Detail of unit types A and B showing standardizedcomponents in the accessible bathrooms and kitchensand the “pocket wall” optional separation for sleepingareas.:iFUNIT TYPESIUT11.1 B TPE B’B. Residential unit floor plans and sections.154//7URSEA. View from concourse to the public square.B. View from east access looking into concourse.if4,4\\ \‘ IEAST ACCESS16B. View of sunken park area looking to the southeast.17NcRTI-I cALRJrJINDOOR STREETA. View of the “indoor street” at a unitentrance.%_.___ 4—4 \I I-B. Model showing north side of project.18A. View of model from the east.B. East elevation of model facing Davie Street.19A. View of pedestrian access from Chamberlain Street.B. Top view of model from the west end.20


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