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Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering, 2024, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/AJAGE.2024.060305.

Green and Low Carbon Design Strategies in Senior Living Buildings


Xiong Maohua1,2, Jihoon Kweon1, Zhao Gang2

Corresponding Author:
Xiong Maohua

1Department of Architecture, Graduate School Keimyung University, Daegu, 42601, Korea

2China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp, LTD., South China Branch, Guangzhou, 510000, China


As a group of buildings with both residential and public characteristics, senior citizen buildings provide space for the daily care and nursing functions of the elderly. In order to optimize the design effect of elderly buildings, the green and low-carbon design strategy of elderly buildings is proposed. Firstly, the concept of senior buildings is analyzed and compared with other building types, pointing out that senior buildings have various characteristics such as humanity, publicity and care. The meaning of green senior buildings is also analyzed, and it is proposed that senior buildings follow contemporary green building design concepts, combine regional characteristics, and produce characteristic building clusters under energy-saving technologies. Then the significance of carrying out green senior buildings is analyzed from the social level and low carbon level respectively. Finally, specific architectural design strategies are proposed, including optimizing the spatial layout of the building, deepening the application scenarios of green technologies, and rationally utilizing water resources, aiming to promote the transformation and upgrading of the construction industry and improve the quality of life of the elderly.


elderly buildings; green and low carbon; building design; building structure

Cite This Paper

Xiong Maohua, Jihoon Kweon, Zhao Gang. Green and Low Carbon Design Strategies in Senior Living Buildings. Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 3: 24-29. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJAGE.2024.060305.


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