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Architectural Competitions for Care and Caregiving
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE). (arc@plan)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9715-9656
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9715-9656
2016 (English)In: Cure & Care: Healing Spaces then and now / [ed] Juulia Kauste & Hennu Kjuskik, Helsingfors: Museum of Finnish Architecture , 2016, 38-53 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article will discuss architecture and architectural competitions that are related to ageing populations of the modern welfare society. The emphasis lies on the need for new buildings for care and caregiving. The realization of these buildings demonstrates beliefs and notions about the appropriate interaction between the human being and architectural space for the senior part of the population. Architecture for residential care homes organizes space around individual and collective life stories, which evolve in private zones and in communal space for dining and socializing.  It is our hope that this article will encourage reflection, so that the architecture profession and potential organizers of architectural competitions are to explore the capacity in architecture to improve the quality of everyday life for those whose self-image has been changed by age and who find themselves with an increasing need of care and caregiving. In the quest for such an architecture, architectural competitions provide a professional laboratory for innovation and spatial experiments (Rönn, Andersson & Kazemian, 2011).

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Helsingfors: Museum of Finnish Architecture , 2016. 38-53 p.
Keyword [en]
Architectural competition, care, caregiving, illustration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-196903ISBN: ISBN 978-952-5195-48-4OAI: diva2:1049584

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Available from: 2016-11-25 Created: 2016-11-25 Last updated: 2016-11-29Bibliographically approved

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