Loud silence : aging and environment

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dc.contributor.advisor Mendelsohn, Stanley B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hillinger, Hubertus J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:03Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z73 1997 .H55 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186030
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to present, illustrate and systematize documentation on projected and existing international examples and housing conditions for an aging population and to question the architect's role in terms of person-environment relations.As architects we often base our design on assumptions. A thorough training in the techniques of systematic observation can provide information, and data for improvements and necessities.The paper consists of two main parts. The first part focuses on research of theoretical and practical design aspects through a retrospective look at the history and the physiology of aging.Major goals are:• To increase the knowledge of person-environment interactions through a better understanding of behavioral systems of older people (environment as a stimulant).• To examine environmental attributes constituting an appropriate environment for an independent life (therapeutic aspects of design).• To identify necessities and ways of filling gaps in the relationship between theoretical design aspects and their practical application.•To refelect on historical aspects of aging by showing the ambivalence and changeability in man's systems of values.The second part of the paper considers several international innovative housing and living arrangements in an illustrative way.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent 173 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Barrier-free design for older people. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Older people -- Dwellings. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- Human factors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Congregate housing. en_US
dc.title Loud silence : aging and environment en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1041807 en_US


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