Homes for Senior Citizens
Humankind's increased longevity and the younger population's lack of time and space to adequately care for a growing elderly segment of society have given rise to this unique architectural field. To the functional requirements - including medical facilities and adapted furniture - which such spaces demand can now be added an increased awareness of the vital need for creating comfortable and attractive homes where community life is fostered while also guaranteeing individual privacy. The projects included show a particular sensitivity to the therapeutic value of natural light and wide-open spaces, while also successfully integrating functional aspects. Architectural commentary, full-colour photographs and ground plans help provide thorough understanding of each project.