The Innovation in Social Housing 90 Day Project was a collaborative study seeking new forms of social housing in South Australia for the over-50s. It was a partnership between Housing SA who own the Government’s housing assets, Renewal SA who are responsible for managing their procurement and delivery, and the South Australian Department for Health and Ageing’s Office for the Ageing who advise on age-specific requirements. The project is the first stage of the development of new design briefs for Housing SA projects aimed specifically for older tenants.
This Design Principles Report was undertaken with Master of Architecture students of the University of South Australia as a response to observations during project workshops involving current social housing tenants and housing industry members. Design Principles that respond to the concerns and desires of tenants and industry representatives are described in this report, along with precedents of housing projects that offer tangible examples of innovative design approaches.