Residential Architecture for Senior Citizens

Braun Publishing

2012

English and German edition

Hardcover with dust jacket
22.5 x 29.5 cm
256 pages
ISBN 978-3-03768-108-4

Citizens in retirement age are becoming an ever greater but also more active part of society.

Architects and designers have discovered that this requires a new way of thinking and detected nursing homes and senior citizens’ residences as a new area of professional interest. They apply creative concepts and intricate designs to increase the comfort and quality of life for the elderly.

The projects presented in this volume are outstanding examples of architectural and interior design solutions that meet the complex and special needs of senior citizens. It presents newly constructed and converted buildings that contradict the common perception of "old folks' homes". They show that it is possible to reconcile nursing and medical requirements with an attractive design, skillfully combining functionality and aesthetics.


From the Contents:

Perkins+Will: Skyline at First Hill in Seattle, USA

feddersenarchitekten: Elbschloss Residenz in Hamburg, Germany

PTW Architects: Apartments for Life in Sydney, Australia

HWKN: Aging in Africa in Lagoon Aby, Ivory Cost

BAR Architects: Sun City Park Machida in Tokyo, Japan


German Edition here