Book Name: Senior Living Architecture

  • TianJin Ifengspace Beijing branch  
  • Phoenix Publishing Limited
  • 978-988-16528-6-7
  • English
  • 56.00  U.S. dollar
  • Hardcover
  • 1
  • 2013.01
  • 230×305
  • 320
  •  

Editor' Review

This book is about senior living. It includes 40 senior living architecture projects from the developed countries such as UK, France, USA, Japan, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, etc., so as to introduce the experience of these countries with advanced elderly care systems.

The book is divided into 7 chapters according to different regions, which are Western Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Central Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania, each covering several elderly care projects of developed countries. In the beginning of each chapter, it introduces the aging status of these countries as well as the development, present situation and prospect of senior living architecture.

At the end of the book, there is "Code for Design of Buildings for Elderly Persons JGJ 122-99", providing effective and accurate references for architectural practitioners.

Summary

WESTERN EUROPE
SOUTHERN EUROPE
CENTRAL EUROPE
NORTHERN EUROPE
NORTH AMERICA
ASIA
OCEANIA

Introduction

The world is stepping into an aging society. The number of people aged 60 and over on the globe reached 600 million in 2000. The number will rise to 1.2 billion by 2025 and 2 billion by 2050.

China has the largest old population in the world, and the number has been constantly increasing with the continuous aging trend. Therefore, improving the social security system, living condition and living environment of the elderly is of significant importance. The elderly care facilities have been increasing in recent years. By the end of year 2010, China had established 40,000 various elderly care facilities, including welfare house, nursing home, rest home, care home for disabled soldiers, apartment for the elderly, etc. They provide 2.89 million beds which had nearly tripled the number in the past.

However, the works mentioned above are not nearly enough. There still remain many problems with the elderly care system, such as insufficient nursing homes, out-of-date concepts, incomplete facilities, uneven distribution. In addition, nowadays elderly people’s perception, cognition, physical health, physical mobility and mind sensitivity have been greatly improved. The old-fashioned designs cannot meet current needs. Facing severe situation of elderly care, we spent a year collecting more than 40 senior living architecture projects from the developed countries such as UK, France, USA, Japan, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, etc., so as to introduce the experience of these countries with advanced elderly care systems.