Downsizer Typologies

Building upon the HAPPI design principles, DWELL researchers have been involved in the developing a series of co-designed typologies that respond to third-agers’ aspirations and represent a new approach to age-friendly general-needs housing. Original pdf versions of the typology drawings are available below, or download the Designing with Downsizers report for full details.

These drawings are accompanied by two outline specifications: one for the low rise typologies, and a separate specification for the high-rise typologies.

The DWELL research team commissioned housing experts at Faithful and Gould to provide supporting high level elemental cost analysis for these typologies. Their report can be downloaded here: DWELL High Level Elemental Cost Analyses Report_web version (pdf, 4.5MB).