Multi-generational living in contemporary Iranian housing

Multi-generational living in contemporary Iranian housing

Multi-generational living in contemporary Iranian housing

Multi-generational living in contemporary Iranian housings

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Référence bibliographique [1597]

Arasteh, Yassaman. 2009. «Multi-generational living in contemporary Iranian housing». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, École de service social.

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1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«The core purpose of the study is to verify and document the concept of multi-generational living in contemporary Iranian housing and to put forward the guidelines for future designs. » (p. 1) Also, « [t]he main objectives of the research are: 1. Verify the existing multi-generational dwelling as an alternative to affordable housing. 2. Analyze the accommodations in three multi-generational housing cases in Iran. 3. Draw up general design guidelines for new multi-generational housing or adapting the existing housing with this type of living arrangement. » (p. 19)

« [...] the central question of this research is; [sic] How was a connection made between units and areas of contemporary Iranian dwellings to meet the space needs of multi-generational residents? » (p. 18)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
- Données documentaires diverses
- Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé

« Multi-generational housing consists of two or more self-contained units within one building to accommodate families living together while preserving their own independent life. There are two main factors that have encouraged families to choose this type of living arrangement. First, to increase the level of the social and economic status in Iran. Second, to explain the positive effects of multi-generational living on the demographic, social and economic aspects of today’s Iranian society. The question that then arises is whether or not multi-generational housing can provide suitable dwelling for its residents. […] The author found that despite families’ tendency to modern living arrangements in Iran, there are some those who have accepted the new concept of multi-generational living which has coincided with a families’ requirement and has adapted to today’s society. But it should be signified that different areas and different conditions need different accommodations and distribution of the spaces for multi-generational living in Iran. This type of living arrangement has a direct relation with the family structure, level of the three types of privacy in households, residents’ religion, families’ culture, economy and society. Providing design guidelines based on some common characters in accommodation and the distribution of spaces in this type of dwelling, will lead architects to design better in the future. » (p. i)