Often will public society limit architecture to the design of beautifull items. With housing is the architect confronted with a social aspect of his profession -human being and his needs. With my diploma, I chose to focus on the subject « cross-generational housing in the country ». Currently is our society facing new challenges impacting housing and the way it is designed: the population-s age structure is altering, the structure of typical nuclear families is diversifying... Cross-generational housing are getting popular. However is this new living form still unusual and hard to find in the relevant literature -especially in the countryside where according to planing, architectural and social components these need special design solutions. The project consists in designing a new housing estate for the center of Edlitz, a rural commune located in Lower Austria. The project aims to limit the urban sprawl and densify the center of the village. The flats composing the housing complex are dedicated to families, elderlies and young people, in order to increase communication and support among the inhabitants and the neighbourhood.