ELDERLY HOUSING | MA ARCHITECTURE FINAL PROJECT

THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE 5 SENSES

IS THE ARCHITECTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HUMAN HEALTH?

THIS PROJECT IS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FIVE SENSE IN ARCHITECTURE AND IT'S CONSEQUENCES IN HUMAN'S MIND, SPECIFICALLY IN THE ELDERLY. I'VE EVER WONDERED HOW PEOPLE REACT WHEN IN TOUCH WITH SOME MATERIALS, COLOURS OR DISTANCES.

IN MY THESIS I'VE CHOSEN TO FIND OUT IF ARCHITECTURE COULD HELP THE ELDERLY'S LIFE, SEEKING FOR ANSWERS AND TOOLS TO INFLUENCE THEIR ACTIONS AND BEHAVIOURS THROUGHOUT THE ARCHITECTURAL SPACE, LOOKING FOR S SPECIFIC SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE.

HOW CAN ARCHITECTURE HELP IN ELDERLY'S PROBLEMS?

THROUGH THE HUMAN SENSES

THE MENTAL HEALTH IN THE ELDERLY IS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT FOR THEIR PHYSICAL HEALTH, THAT'S WHY I'VE FOUND THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING ARCHITECTURAL DECISIONS TO PROVIDE A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC SPACE. BEING AWARE OF ELDERLY'S NEEDS, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT WAS BASED IN A BALANCE OF HOME AND HEALTH CLINIC SPACES, WORKING WITH UNCONSCIOUS ACTIONS, INFLUENCED BY THE ARCHITECTURE TOOLS.

WHAT IS THE INFLUENCE OF THE COLOUR?

THE COLOUR AND TEMPERATURE OF THE SPACE HAS AN INFLUENCE IN HUMAN'S HUMOUR. AT THE SAME TIME, ELDERLY PEOPLE USUALLY SUFFER FROM EYE CONDITIONS AND THERE'S SOME COLOURS THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO SEE ANYMORE.