Tom Klingholz writes about the potential benefits of intergenerational living

Chapman Taylor UK Residential Director Tom Klingholz has written an Insight paper examining intergenerational living as a possible solution for some of the life challenges faced by individuals of all age groups and society at large.

Tom argues that disintegration of the communal family model and the rise of transient individualism has created societal challenges such as isolation, loneliness, economic hardship and a higher need for support or life mentorship

To solve these challenges, Tom makes the case for building arrangements that provide opportunities and spaces for interaction – spaces people can share and use to support each other, as well as to engage with the wider local community.

Tom’s paper suggests that intergenerational living can be the basis for sustainable and mutually supportive communities which increase the social and economic wellbeing of the people within them.

To read Tom’s paper, please click here

Tom Klingholz (Dipl.-Ing. Arch ARB)

Director, UK

Tom joined Chapman Taylor’s International Concept Design team in 2008, becoming a Director in 2015.

With over 25 years' design experience in the residential sector, he is part of our UK residential leadership team with an overview of design on residential-led mixed-use projects and masterplans.

Tom has led design teams on mixed-use and residential masterplans and buildings in the UK, Middle East, Russia, Asia, North Africa, and Europe. The diversity of this experience provides Tom with a versatile design approach which responds to a project’s context and culture to create design solutions that deliver our clients’ aspirations.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Residential / Masterplanning / Urban regeneration

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