Title

Casa Como Yo

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 5-15-2011

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Puerto Rico, life expectancy, housing, senior housing, aged

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"The key to addressing Puerto Rico’s increased life expectancy is to provide housing that improves people’s quality of life while growing older. I contend that the role of architecture is to encourage people to embrace aging through a re-conceptualization of senior housing: designed as “not so senior” (which stigmatizes the older individual as being less capable) and more focused on life satisfaction- promoting free will, flexibility, and program integration. Housing for the aging population should accommodate spatial needs over time in a self-directed personal environment, as well as provide interest and connection to the larger urban community."

Additional Information

Thesis located in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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