In the October issue, Metropolis Magazine took a deep dive into design for aging—a field that presents enormous design opportunities and a daunting challenges.
“Hospice is as much for the staff and relatives as it is for the patients,” says KKE Architects' director, Phil Kavanagh.
Innovative projects, like architect Junya Ishigami’s assisted living community of salvaged houses, point the way forward.
In 1967, this part of the Lower East Side was demolished—now some former residents are returning there to live in this Dattner Architects–designed senior housing project.
With Apartments, Gardens, Plazas, and Restaurants, Singapore Tests a Bold New Model for Intergenerational Housing
Designed by WOHA, the complex is a one-stop hub with 104 senior apartments and a host of connected facilities and amenities, including an embarrassment of outdoor riches.
Metropolis spoke with architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld about strategies for designing affordable, high-quality homes for the elderly.
Parsons School of Design and AARP's "Disrupt Aging Design Challenge" asks students to design solutions for older clients. Camila Chiriboga's winning design helps blind wearers navigate the world, fashionably.
A speculative installation from U.K. design firm Future Facility uses the idea of consumption via smart systems to make home life easier for the elderly.
Two projects in the “New Old” exhibit at London’s Design Museum—a robotics-enhanced suit and a desktop companion—demonstrate a sea change in attitudes towards aging and technology.
Senior facilities are transforming into open centers that expand the concept of personal well-being
The winning proposals for Tomorrow's Workplace Design Competition provocatively look to the broader community.
Every generation shapes its own lifestyle. But how can design build stronger bonds between people of all ages?
The Sabi Space system is a sleek bathroom solution that plays both to millennials and the aging.
Designer Patricia Moore on the shortcomings of minimal compliance, and why she’s hopeful that technology can create a more inclusive built environment
A multigenerational recreation complex in Fort Washington, Maryland, sets a high standard for community facilities.
As the price of energy efficient construction rises, some look for alternative approaches
The Runners-up: A new generation of designers takes on an ambitious set of pressing social challenges.
For decades the popular image of the typical nursing home has been one of confinement—a sort of hybrid hospital/prison. It features zonked-out old people tied to wheelchairs nodding off in long, featureless corridors or crying out for help from steel-framed…