When All Ages Come Together to Build a Better Life

Text by Matthias Hollwich

Skyler is a prototype that redesigns the classic aging typology to allow residents to shape their own futures. The concept visualizes the principles of Matthias Hollwich’s book “New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever”, published in 2016 by Penguin Random House. 

600 residential units offer space for an intergenerational group of 1,000 people with tailored amenities placed throughout the building. The building offers a mix of micro studios to maximize economy, pooled apartments that eliminate isolation, and duplexes that act as single family homes.

Skyler invites people to live cooperatively and share amenities, like transportation and workspace, to stay healthy, social, and active at every age.