MUTABILITY AND PERMANCE OF PLACE FOR AGE
How can residential typology of a typical housing estate to be re-configured to accommodate multi-generation trajectories?
The idea of permuted ancillaries, first suggested by the Metabolists, it believe that architecture should allow human being to communicate their humanity need to architecture. Where it is the key to unlocking residential architecture for the Malaysian middle class in a future when growth in aging population overtakes the profit-driven sale-by-unit-cost approach of current developers. By 2030 this consumer group (elderly population) will comprise 15% of Malaysians, the life expectancy of elderly have shown that they will live longer, they will question the segregate residential models that isolate them physically and socially. And they will be more than ready for architectural responses that meet their silent yet persistently felt desire for multi-generational patterns of existence, for places of self-help accompanied by mutual support. In this design thesis the concept of metabolism with permutated ancillaries approach is suggested to provide limitless variety to accommodate multi-generational needs in typical housing estate.