Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(1), pp. 97 - 111
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100109
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Towards Developing the Renovation Design Guidelines for Aging Low-Cost Residential Buildings in Thailand: A Case Study of 5-Story Baan Eua Arthorn Condominium


Natapong Puangpinyo *, Sulawun Thanjaichon
Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-OK (RMUTTO), Thailand

ABSTRACT

Nowadays, many developing countries have become aging societies that are effective for dwelling preparation in the future, especially Thailand. Thailand has entered an aging society and becomes a "Super-aged society" (Society or country with population aged 65 and over, more than 20% of the entire population) soon. These have increased the elderly housing projects of both the private and government sector, and most of the high-cost elderly housing projects in Thailand are related to incremental payback opportunities following the business investment plan [2]. The elderly housing projects for the low-cost project of the Thailand government are still not enough to demand because of an interruption in the government process for the new project. The renovation of the existing building for low cost was a simple way to solve the inequality problem of housing in an aging society. Nowadays, Thailand government still has a low-cost housing project which is Baan Eua Arthorn condominium that can be renovating existing building for the elderly. The case study research is Baan Eua Arthorn condominium project spreading all over the country with the same pattern design that can emphasize design renovation guidelines for generalized the low-cost elderly dwelling. This research focuses on the 5-story Baan Eua Arthorn condominium project that has two problems. The first problem is that a public area cannot support emergency assessment in a vertical assistance system. The second problem in the unit resident in the bathroom does not have assistive devices for the elderly and an available area for the elderly caregiver. This study found two solutions. First, equipping a public elevator with four install options can connect to the cluster building. Second, designing area of the resident unit and adding assistive devices of the elderly and for the elderly caregivers can encourage life quality of the elderly.

KEYWORDS
Aging Society, Condominium, Low-Cost Residential, Renovate

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Natapong Puangpinyo , Sulawun Thanjaichon , "Towards Developing the Renovation Design Guidelines for Aging Low-Cost Residential Buildings in Thailand: A Case Study of 5-Story Baan Eua Arthorn Condominium," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 97 - 111, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100109.

(b). APA Format:
Natapong Puangpinyo , Sulawun Thanjaichon (2022). Towards Developing the Renovation Design Guidelines for Aging Low-Cost Residential Buildings in Thailand: A Case Study of 5-Story Baan Eua Arthorn Condominium. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(1), 97 - 111. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100109.