Volume #27 Aging
With the Western world heading towards a life expectancy of 100 years, the question is: with the realm of architectural invention ready for the taking, are you ready to face getting old? While visions of a country full of geriatric hospitals and nursing homes come to mind, there is an urgent design task to reintegrate the aged into the labor market and also healthcare facilities into the domestic setting. And this population segment can provide a new capacity to capture wisdom and experience. The deterioration of mind, body and the urban environment suggests we have a fight on our hands to stay young: but do we really have the energy to live and build for eternity?
Amsterdam 2011, 27cm x 20cm, illustrated, 184pp. Paperback