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Building for Dementia

Author/EditorMetzger C (Author)
Publisher: JOVIS Verlag
ISBN: 9783868594782
Pub Date27/06/2018
BindingPaperback
Pages160
Dimensions (mm)240(h) * 165(w)
Exploration of the aspects of design that need to be rethought in the light of the need for architecture for an ageing population including those with dementia.
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As a consequence of demographic change, it is increasingly necessary now and in the future for the architectural profession to rethink the design of residential solutions for ageing people and especially those with dementia. With advancing age we are increasingly dependent on a spatial environment that not only has a positive effect on us, but also supports our everyday activities and takes age-related restrictions into account. A focal point of the new requirements is multisensory architecture: colour and lighting design, sound design, tactile materials and surfaces, and haptically attractive forms, creating a spatial atmosphere in which the resident feels comfortable, providing security and orientation and fostering motor skills and cognitive abilities. Building for Dementia has been developed as a guideline for contemporary and dignified architecture that meets the requirements of people with dementia and views them as an integral part of society.

As a consequence of demographic change, it is increasingly necessary now and in the future for the architectural profession to rethink the design of residential solutions for ageing people and especially those with dementia. With advancing age we are increasingly dependent on a spatial environment that not only has a positive effect on us, but also supports our everyday activities and takes age-related restrictions into account. A focal point of the new requirements is multisensory architecture: colour and lighting design, sound design, tactile materials and surfaces, and haptically attractive forms, creating a spatial atmosphere in which the resident feels comfortable, providing security and orientation and fostering motor skills and cognitive abilities. Building for Dementia has been developed as a guideline for contemporary and dignified architecture that meets the requirements of people with dementia and views them as an integral part of society.

Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. Ing. habil. Christoph Metzger wurde im April 2016 in das Kuratorium des renommierten Urban Future Forum berufen. "Die Berufung erfolgte nicht nur wegen seiner interdisziplinaren Forschung im Zusammenhang von Architektur und Klang, sondern auch im Hinblick auf Prof. Dr. Metzgers nachste Publikation. Diese erscheint im September 2016 und tragt den Titel ,Bauen fur Demenz'. Die Schrift ist als Leitfaden fur eine zeitgemasse und wurdevolle Architektur entwickelt, die Menschen mit Demenz gerecht wird und sie als inklusiven Teil der Gesellschaft versteht. Das Konzept der Smart Cities, die ihre Bewohner im urbanen Alltag massgeblich stutzen und begleiten, ist ein zentrales Thema des Urban Future Forum."

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