In our transformative “Home by Home – The architecture of residential social services for seniors focused on the ergonomics of provided care“ project, we looked at the critical role of interior design in senior living communities. Our goal was to create spaces that not only provide comfort, but also a sense of familiarity and personal identity.
By surveying 123 homes, we found that the choice of furnishings plays a crucial role in the daily lives of the elderly. From the mobility-friendly design of beds to the positioning that allows access from three sides, every detail matters to their comfort and safety.
Our findings also highlighted the need for flexible room design. This includes considering elements such as lighting and furniture materials to ensure they are not only durable and safe, but also aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. Our approach to space design also considers the acoustic properties of flooring and the use of non-slip surfaces to ensure a balance between ease of maintenance and safety.
These insights are encapsulated in our newly launched textbook, which provides comprehensive guidelines for architects and designers. It is a resource dedicated to creating living spaces that meet the personal tastes and needs of the elderly.
➡️ The project “Home by Home – The architecture of residential social services for seniors focused on the ergonomics of provided care” (reg. no. TL05000226) was co-financed from the state budget by the Technology agency of the Czech Republic under the ÉTA Program.