“Unfortunately, design for dementia hardly registers as an area of academic or professional inquiry, compared to ostensibly glamorous project types like skyscrapers and museums. Health- and elder-care projects in general are red-headed stepchildren, receiving too little recognition from peers and the media (mea maxima culpa). The AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards are one welcome exception, another is the […]Read more "Studio’s dementia research featured in international press"
The Hammersmith Ibasho-Hub project is a proposal for a new form of dementia care on the banks on the Thames, opposite the WWT Wetland Centre. Its programme was established by collating research from across Europe, which suggests that the ‘Hub-and-spoke’ model currently being trialled in the Netherlands and Switzerland represented the most sustainable and appealing […]Read more "Hammersmith Ibasho-Hub"
Jack Sardeson, has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship by The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT), a UK charity set up in 1965 on the death of Sir Winston Churchill in tribute to the former prime minister. Some 150 Churchill Fellowships are awarded each year to UK citizens aged over 18 who want to research innovative […]Read more "‘Jack wins backing for research’"
Jack Sardeson has been asked to give one of the principal lectures on his research on architecture and dementia at the University of Cambridge Neurological Society Annual Lecture. If you are interested in attending please use the link below: https://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/hhevents/dementia-event-240418/Read more "DEMENTIA, ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC & TECH: MANAGEMENT BEYOND PHARMACOMEDICINE"
The linked report outlines possible typological alternatives, generated through innovative evidence-based design methodologies, that may more suitably and sustainably meet the needs of the projected dementia prevalent population. This research was carried out over a two year period in collaboration with the Departments of Architecture and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. Neurodegenerative City- Rethinking […]Read more "Neurodegenerative City: Rethinking architecture and dementia prevalence"
In collaboration with the Dementia Research Centre, UCL, the studio conducted a dementia inclusive design study for Morrisons supermarkets, specifically their newly completed store in St. Ives. Though the store had incorporated a number of architectural features that would specifically benefit the elderly and those certain types dementia, the subsequent report highlighted how further adaptations […]Read more "Morrisons Supermarket study, St Ives"
The implications of this distinction between implicit and explicit memory for AD care have been developed by the neurophysiologist, Soledad Ballesteros. In a recent experiment, Ballesteros demonstrated how HM’s symptoms are also experienced by those living with AD. Ballesteros asked three groups; one made up of undergraduate students, the second of healthy older adults and […]Read more "Haptic-recall Grab-rail"
The Winston Churchill Trust Fellowships were established when Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965. Thousands of people, out of respect for the man and in gratitude for his inspired leadership, gave generously so that a living memorial to him could benefit future generations of British people. As Sir Winston’s national memorial, the trust carries forward his legacy by funding UK citizens […]Read more "Winston Churchill Trust Fellowship"
The Wellcome Labyrinth was submitted as part of an open competition being held by the Wellcome Trust. Though unsuccessful, the proposal has been entered as part of a second bid with in collaboration with a number of institutions, headed by The University of Cambridge. The objective of the installation was to both describe and test […]Read more "Wellcome Labyrinth"
Gemma Burgess, Calum Mattocks, and Jack Sardeson outline some of their respective research into urban design for the elderly as part of the Ageing and the city CRAASH lecture series at the University of Cambridge. A recording of the lecture and the following discussion can be found using the link below. https://twitter.com/hashtag/ageingandthecityRead more "CRASSH Lecture: Ageing and the city"
The care home is the typology most commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and with dementia more generally. With approximately 80% of resident in the UK care homes living with some form of dementia, this association is not without current statistical foundation. Additionally, the archetypal association of retirement with a withdrawal from public life to the […]Read more "Mapping Care, UK"
The Park Farm House project is an extension of a 19th century farm house in the small village of Ewerby, Lincolnshire. The house is situated near the centre of the village adjacent to a 14th century gothic church from which the farm house derives some of its architectural language. The primary architectural strategy was to […]Read more "Park Farm House"
Doing Dementia Design was a two day conference organised by the Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance to promote the adoption of dementia-friendly principles in the design of all buildings, places and spaces, sharing latest research developments, aiming to influence public policy, professional practice, education and training. The video installation designed for the reception of this event invited […]Read more "Doing Dementia Design Conference"
Location: Stuttgart, Germany Architect: S Heeg, Herrmann + Bosch Project Year: 2001 (Text provided by Homes England): Architecturally inspiring buildings with a strong environmental focus seamlessly into an established residential neighbourhood. The accommodation for dementia sufferers is arranged in 2 loops of 12 dwellings focused onto courtyard gardens. Communal living spaces and kitchens are located […]Read more "Gradmann Haus"
Location: Cologne, Germany Architect: ASTOC Project Year: 2012 (Text provided by Inhabitat): Buchheimer Weg is a new social housing complex in Cologne that replaces a dusty and out of date series of row houses. Designed by ASTOC Architects and Planners, the collection of 18 green-toned buildings were constructed with natural lighting, ventilation, open space, comfortable interiors and […]Read more "D-Cologne Housing Complex"
Location: Groningen, Netherlands Architect: Arons en Gelauff Project Year: 2007 (Text provided by architect): In 2003, Groningen municipal council launched a project “The Intense City” to keep the city compact by increasing the building density of districts around the Centre. The Rokade Residential Tower Block is situated on one of the first increased density locations, and marks […]Read more "de Rokade"
Location: Paris, France Architect: Philippon-Kalt Architectes Urbanistes Project Year: 2012 (Text provided by architect): After having delivered the first social housing building with a thermal solar panel façade in 2010 for Siemp on a listed site, the architects Philippon – Kalt have once again demonstrated their taste for experimentation in renovating Paris’ rue Blanche with an […]Read more "Experimental Alzheimer Nursing Home in Paris"
Location: Zurich, Switzerland Architect: Opfikon Project Year: 2010 (Text provided by Opfikon): The Gibeleich retirement center provides a home for people of the third age. The aim is to promote and maintain the independence of senior citizens who have come to the retirement center and to ensure their further care in Opfikon if they are in […]Read more "Gibeleich Alterszentrum"
In collaboration with the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge the objective of the pictured installation was to record users navigation through a series of urban conditions. These routes were displayed via three projectors in the format of first person perspective videos. Participants were asked to watch these journeys and then recall which […]Read more "Do you know the way? London Festival of Architecture 2017"
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands Architect: Arons en Gelauff Architecten Project Year: 2006 (Text provided by architect): In 2001, a competition by invitation requested a design for a retirement housing project. The objective of this competition was a design to set a standard of architectural quality for upcoming projects in the ambitious redevelopment of the centre of […]Read more "de Plussenburgh"
The Hydrophobic Turbine project explored the hypothetical incorporation of organic material properties in hydro-turbine design with a view to improving energy output efficiency. The final turbine design drew inspiration from the Basking Shark, mimicking the layered openings found in the shark’s mouth. This design allowed water to pass through the turbine at different speeds, thereby […]Read more "Hydrophobic Turbine"
The number of antibiotic- resistant pathogens has been steadily rising over the past two decades with fewer new antibiotics being discovered to counter this increase. This is in-part a result of our over-reliance on antibiotics, particularly in hospitals, where reports of potentially fatal ‘super-bugs’ are becoming increasingly common. The architecture of the NHS in a […]Read more "NHS Farringdon Clinic"
The Fleet River is a subterranean river that flows beneath London from Hampstead Heath to the Thames. Though now hidden to the world above, the river used to provide fresh spring water and hydro-power for industry until the 1700’s, when it was buried due to a series of cholera out-breaks. Presently there are plans to […]Read more "Fleeting Glances"