BETA Office for Architecture and the City create a five-story residence designed to accommodate and adapt to the needs of a couple with young children, as well as their elderly parents.
This five-story tower, designed for three generations of a Dutch family, is an example of how multigenerational living benefits city dwellers of all ages. Two separate apartments are stacked directly above one another to create a home where the family and their elderly parents can enjoy each other’s company without sacrificing the advantages of privacy.
Unlike many multistory homes, the elderly couple live on the top-floor apartment which has been accessibly designed to accommodate wheelchairs and reduced physical ability. When needed, the entire building can be reconfigured into four apartments, allowing the children to have their own space once they grow up.
See the full story on Dwell.com: A Multigenerational Home in Amsterdam Can Be Reconfigured for Changing Demands