Spatial management following Co-housing concept for elderly of Sri Khotraboon Asoke communityy


  • นเรศ วชิรพันธุ์สกุล คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์
  • วันดี พินิจวรสิน คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์
  • อรศิริ ปาณินท์ คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์


spatial management, Co-housing, elderly, Sri Khotraboon Asoke community


With tackling the situations of Thailand’s aging population, development of residential project in the form of Co-housing for the elderly, which can improve their quality of life, becomes concerned approaches. However, various Co-housing projects have confronted with the problem of common space management, leading to lack of living privacy and orderliness of those sharing spaces. The objective of this paper is, to present a case study of Sri Khotraboon Asoka community, Nakhon Phanom province, which establishes according to Co-housing living concept. Community members are elderly, living and working together following sufficient and buddhism economy principle for their daily life practice. The results of the study reveal that the grid and clustering plan of the community provide conveniences for the elderly to travel within the community areas. Appearance of multi-function spaces between buildings provides benefit for production activities. Moreover, housing characteristics and spatial organization support flexibility of daily usage. This creates not only balance condition between public and privacy as well as the ways to maintenance, but also the conditions of peacefulness and safety for the community members.


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