Category: To Age (page 2 of 3)

Once Again the Boomers are Calling the Shots

Wondering how urban development will change over the next several decades? Just ask your nearest Baby Boomer. Since 10,000 American adults turn 65 every day, we foresee Baby Boomers being the ones to call the shots in the way urban areas are updated and designed. In his article, Golden Years, Ben Ikenson describes the way […]

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How Will New Technology Effect Specialized Healthcare Spaces?

In previous posts, we’ve written about the various ways architects adapt their designs to the ever-changing needs of the population. Examples of this include designs for aging in place, or the increasing need for shared work spaces due to the mobile workforce. Now, a recent Economist article about Bionic Kidneys has us thinking about how […]

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Affordable Social Housing for Seniors

One of the things seniors, and the rest of us, fear most about retirement housing, is the idea of leaving “home”. Our Homes represent our memories, and connections to family and friends. Fortunately the tides are turning. Thoughtful, affordable, senior care facility design ensures seniors have a warm and social place to go, while remaining […]

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Universal Design Living Laboratory: Putting Principles to the Test

Since one of our specialties is creating senior living facilities, universal design principles have long been at the forefront of our creative process. The concept of universal design was borne out of a desire to create inclusive spaces. This design philosophy differs from mere handicap accessibility because it is holistic, aiming to make spaces welcoming […]

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Architizer's Architecture for Aging Awards

Universal design elements are a cornerstone of senior care facility design. While that does require certain attention to “The Rule Book,” it doesn’t mean senior care facilities need to be boring or visually unappealing. On the contrary, Architizer’s Architecture for Aging has awarded architects world-wide for their senior living designs, creating facilities that are attractive, […]

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Architecture for All People

At some point in our lives each of us will experience a disability, be it a sports injury, arthritis, a bad back, or another condition. It makes good sense for a building to be able to accommodate every member of a family at every point in their lives. Think back to a time when you […]

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Designing Intergenerational Space

In our recent post “Designing Places for People,” we discussed the need for architecture to respond to the needs of the occupants, rather than just looking pretty. While visually stunning magazine spreads sure are nice, we believe that the way a space impacts the occupants- physically, socially, and emotionally- is of the utmost importance. Synthesizing […]

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Design for Seniors Must Balance Sensitivity and Practicality

At our Cambridge architecture and design firm, we have worked on a number of senior care projects. The field of design for seniors is extremely interesting- and challenging- because there are so many factors that must be taken into account. (Visit our portfolio on Behance to see some great examples of senior living facilities we […]

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Interior Design for Senior Living Facilities

Our Cambridge, Massachusetts architecture and interior design firm has worked on many senior living facilities. (You can check out our latest project in the previous blog post, Salem Towers, Part of Boston Capital’s #1 Portfolio.) We love this unique field of design, and recently came across a fantastic article in Environments for Aging that deals […]

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Designing for Seniors: It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

Designing homes and facilities for seniors is one our specialties at Leslie Saul & Associates, as is fitness projects. Creating efficient, comfortable and usable spaces means taking into consideration all the needs and desires of the occupants. The need for physical activity is high on the list of considerations when we’re working on an architectural […]

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