AD222V Architecture for an Ageing Society 10.0 credits
Arkitektur för ett åldrande samhälle
This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2022
Decision to discontinue this course: No information inserted
The course focuses on the task of designing an appropriate architecture for an elderly person experiencing a need of assistance and care. The task concerns to an equal extent ageing in place in the ordinary offer of domestic buildings (senior housing, Community-with-Security Housing) as ageing in a sheltered housing (residence for frail elderly people, nursing homes). The course assumes that architecture can be perceived as the physical framework around the ageing person’s existential space, and consequently subject to individual adjustments to improve accessibility, usability, recognition, security, safety and provision of tactile, visual and social stimulation in everyday life. Lectures and a compulsary exercise to evaluate a residence for elderly frail persons will highlight how architecture may contribute to create a supportive and therapeutic framework in a situation of assistance and care for an elderly person. The course is entirely internet-based with two compulsory seminars in the beginning and at the end of the course.