Reimagining Age-In Living: An Exploration Into the Second Half of Life

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Virginia Tech

The concept of home is one that has existed since humans first sought a place of refuge and shelter. These spaces have certainly evolved and been adapted over time, however, the logic behind this drive to create spaces that protect and envelope is the same. To have a home is to establish a space that is all your own. In its most basic form, it is essentially a container for the love and memories that are tied to home life and the relationships forged there. The concept of age-in living is one that can and should be elevated to the level of dwelling rather than living or simply existing. This thesis analyses the home at a fundamental level and fosters a way forward for families choosing to remain in their personal residence as long as possible.

Age-in Living, Architecture, Design, Seniors