Three generations live together, until the child is capable of going to school by themselves which is usually after completing elementary school. So the multi-generational living lasts approximately 12 years. Grandparents then either move out or move into nursing homes, which are now better designed in China.

 

China ranks the top with most internet users among major countries. So China is extremely tech savvy. If you get into a subway, you can see everyone on their phones. The activities are mainly social media, online shopping, online banking, news reading, and scheduling their next transportation. Since most of their daily activities rely on their mobile device, it is crucial to bring the technology to the place they live as well.

 

Since the world is changing with technology, people think different in China. They look for a proactive living style in a well connected community. They want their kids to have a good education, they focus on their family wellness; exercise; and the environment.

Since the world is changing with technology, people think different in China. They look for a proactive living style in a well connected community. They want their kids to have a good education, they focus on their family wellness; exercise; and the environment.

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SITE  The site is located not far from the center of Shanghai, has great view, and is calm and peaceful. The area is rapidly developing with new buildings every year. If a smart community is located in this area, it would create a harmony between three generations. While elderly and children spend time together within the community, parents have the flexibility to engage both inside and outside the community.  Around the site, there is a major hospital;  a few middle; and entertainment areas.

SITE The site is located not far from the center of Shanghai, has great view, and is calm and peaceful. The area is rapidly developing with new buildings every year. If a smart community is located in this area, it would create a harmony between three generations. While elderly and children spend time together within the community, parents have the flexibility to engage both inside and outside the community.

Around the site, there is a major hospital;  a few middle; and entertainment areas.

Cloud Community stores all resident's information on CLOUD, it allow residents to live, learn, shop, stay healthy, exchange, and gather all in one space.

Cloud Community stores all resident's information on CLOUD, it allow residents to live, learn, shop, stay healthy, exchange, and gather all in one space.

FORM - I'm inspired by how each family are individual hubs that are connected seamlessly with technology.   MATERIAL - I understand the danger of technology related project, surface being overly smooth and cold. Therefore I'm incorporating warm material with textures to engage residents in a sensory level.

FORM- I'm inspired by how each family are individual hubs that are connected seamlessly with technology.

MATERIAL- I understand the danger of technology related project, surface being overly smooth and cold. Therefore I'm incorporating warm material with textures to engage residents in a sensory level.

PROGRAMS- Resident areas are shifted to create a sense of privacy, and they are interlocked with market, school, clinic, and activity center. Which allow residents to have a seamless interaction.

ENTRY - Facial recognition will recognize who you are, it will send you greetings and reminders.

Inside of the community you will see everyone engage in different activities and that all the programs are connected in proximity.

Inside of the community you will see everyone engage in different activities and that all the programs are connected in proximity.

RESIDENCE- there are two levels with separate entrances to create privacy for different generations, there is another stair inside. The lower level is for grandparents, it has kitchen; living space; their room and gardening space. When grandparents move out parents will occupy the lower level and kid will occupy upper level.

Kitchen has interactive surfaces which allow residents to watch a cooking tutorial or order missing ingredients from the market downstairs, which will be delivered to the door within an hour.

Remotely connect to family and friends.

Remotely connect to family and friends.

Younger generations teach elderly technology to build the bund and common language.

Younger generations teach elderly technology to build the bund and common language.

SCHOOL- The school experience is like a level up process, the lower level has game zones. Cafeteria and sleep hubs located in the core, and curated classrooms are upstairs.

Gaming programs being displayed on the floor to train kid's memory, logic, etc.

Gaming programs being displayed on the floor to train kid's memory, logic, etc.

Kids could attend curated classes if they reach the capabilities.

Kids could attend curated classes if they reach the capabilities.

Residents could use the app to check how their kid is doing at school.

CLINIC- Lower level has self medication pick up area and one on one couucultant space. Upper level provides more private and personal care that solves resident's mental and physical issues.

Even their medications would be delivered to them, residents also have the flexibility to pick them up in clinic. With RFID technology the medication cabinets will light up to remind them which medicines to pick up.

Because all the informations are stored on cloud, resident's information would be synced everywhere to drive a more convenient and focused discussion. 

ACTIVITY CENTER- Activity center is connected with Clinic and has community seating, event space, and information hub.

Residents could invite speakers to discuss their favored topic such as health and wellness.

Residents could invite speakers to discuss their favored topic such as health and wellness.

Residents could use the app to book events, check event schedule, and RSVP.

Information hub allow residents to get newest informations that are happening across the globe.

Information hub allow residents to get newest informations that are happening across the globe.

The top of the Activity Center is a place without technology. 

In the morning, elders could use the community gardening space to plant veggies or they could rest in lounge to enjoy the view.

In the morning, elders could use the community gardening space to plant veggies or they could rest in lounge to enjoy the view.

When whole family is back at night they could spend time chilling on the bridge.

When whole family is back at night they could spend time chilling on the bridge.