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LOST IN SPACE: ARCHITECTURE AND DEMENTIA. Ed. by Eckhard Feddersen and Insa Ludtke. Birkhauser-Verlag fur Architektur, Basel, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Walter de Gruyter, GmbH, Berlin. 224 pp. with 219 ills. (183 col.). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 9783038215004 In English.
Publisher's description: More than 35 million people worldwide currently live with dementia, and the number will double by 2050 according to professional forecasts. This development also presents a unique challenge to architecture and urban planning, because dementia is associated with problems in orientation and, hence, is closely related to spatial contexts. How can apartments, homes, public buildings, outdoor spaces, neighborhoods, and cities, even environmental design and infrastructure be designed, in order to meet the needs of people with dementia as well as their caregivers? What significance do light, color, and acoustics have? Questions such as these are addressed extensively in a selection of professional essays that also carve out specific requirements for various disciplines. Moreover, documentation of several international projects identifies concrete specific solution models. Therefore, this book is a useful guide to all disciplines involved in design and planning: architects, interior designers, engineers, builders, town planners, local authorities, industries-but also to friends and family members.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 159183
Hardcover $84.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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