NEW Designing to meet needs

Zoe Phillips offers insight into INTERGENERATIONAL living and explores how different generations may use the same space to interact, with the focus usually being on the young and the old. Zoe believes that tis is an important contemporary driving force in the world of design. ICON’s spring issue looks beyond that, arguing the focus should be less on age and more on the needs of individuals, avoiding making assumptions about the homogeneity of generations. This issue leads us through great examples of design concepts and looks to the future of designing intergenerational spaces and
places.

Filled with inspiring interviews that guide us through the meaning of intergenerational and what should come next. What does it take for a space to become age-inclusive, what are the principles to make it functionally work?