Come Together. The Architecture of Multigenerational Living

Three or four generations living under one roof, sharing their rooms, meals, and lives—this is multigenerational living. Around the world this more communal approach to living is getting increasingly popular. It’s not just within the family. Intergenerational community living is also making a comeback: Architectural experimentation is also creating space for new models of coliving that are bringing people from different backgrounds and generations, who might not typically live together, all into the same shared home.
So what’s the difference between a multigenerational home and simply a big house? Come Together explores the why, the what, the where and, most importantly, the how of the homes that succeed at being liveable for all ages—with designs created by architects around the globe that are not only stunning, but balance flexibility, age-inclusivity, privacy, and communal spaces for multiple generations to come together.
In five essays, ranging from rethinking Asia’s centuries-old tradition of multigenerational living, to Australia’s emergence as an epicenter for a new expression of multigenerational housing in the western context, and new approaches to intergenerational community living coming out of Europe, five in-depth profiles and 29 case studies, this book shows that through carefully considered design, it’s possible to live your own life and share it with others-all under one roof.

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    Come Together. The Architecture of Multigenerational Living
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    gestalten & Joann Plockova
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Cite: "Come Together. The Architecture of Multigenerational Living " 21 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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