|Comparative Analysis of the Spatial Characteristics of Nursing Homes in Korea and China
|양영명(Yang, Yong-ming) ; 황희준(Whang, Hee-joon)
| Aging Society; Nursing Homes; Spatial Characteristics; Space Syntax
|As Korea and China rapidly enter the super-aged societies, their demand for nursing homes will also increase sharply. The residential cultures
of the two countries have distinctive characteristics, which will certainly affect the planning and use of nursing homes. Accordingly, through
the comparison of the characteristics of residential spaces in Korea and China, this paper aims to obtain differences in spatial planning for
nursing homes. In the residential space in Korea, public spaces such as living rooms and dining rooms are placed at the center, while private
spaces are decentralized. These characteristics illustrate differences from China in the layout of the residential spaces. As a result of
comparing the characteristics of private spaces and public spaces in nursing homes in both countries using the space syntax, it is analyzed
that nursing homes in Korea place more importance on privacy than those in China. When compared to private spaces in Chinese nursing
homes, it is determined that private spaces in Korean nursing homes display relatively more independence. Also, in Korean nursing homes,
public spaces are more accessible than private spaces, and it is easier to secure privacy in private spaces than in Chinese nursing homes.
However, in China, private spaces have higher accessibility than that of public spaces, with more difficulty in securing privacy.