Morris + Company clads Hampstead retirement home in modulated brick

Morris + Company has completed a retirement living scheme with a bevelled brick facade for developer Pegasus Life in Hampstead, London. Called Belle Vue, the development is sandwiched between the Royal Free Hospital and a series of 19th-century brick residential and civic structures in a conservation area. Belle Vue’s exterior has a textured brick base […]

ACDF builds Panorama retirement home for “sophisticated seniors” on outskirts of Montreal

Montreal firm ACDF Architecture has designed a 30-storey tower to accommodate elderly housing in Quebec featuring interiors that are more akin to a boutique hotel. The firm completed the project called Panorama in Laval, a city that is about a 40-minute drive from Montreal, Canada. It comprises a slender residential tower and a two-storey linear volume […]

IKEA and Queen of Sweden adapt modular BoKlok housing for the elderly

IKEA and Skanska are collaborating with the Queen of Sweden on an offshoot of their modular BoKlok housing that will meet the needs of the elderly and people with dementia. Named SilviaBo, the housing project is being developed in Sweden by IKEA, Skanska and Silviahemmet, a dementia-care foundation established by Queen Silvia of Sweden. The […]

Elena Tamburini’s Filotea objects encourage affection in old age

Italian designer Elena Tamburini has created a collection of four everyday objects that aim to facilitate affection in elderly individuals and couples. Comprised of a mirror, a brush, a table and a walker, each of the objects in the Filotea collection refers to an affectionate daily gesture, such as a caress, a touch, or looking […]

AZL Architects wraps wheelchair ramp around multi-generational house

AZL Architects has completed Song House, a concrete five-bedroom house adapted to the needs of its elderly and infirm occupants in the rural village of Nansong, China. The three-storey countryside residence was designed to provide comfort and accessible living conditions for a couple in their 50s. It is also home to three older family members, a […]

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