The RIBA has released a collection of research into ‘Design for an Ageing Population’ to provide access to resources on creating buildings and places that meet the needs of an ageing society.
The research is the result of an open call for evidence on design for an ageing population. 450 items of research, guidance and case studies have been collected into one online bibliography. Divided into themes, each section has been introduced by an expert from architecture practice or academia to provide an easy way into the key items of research.
In addition, RIBA has published:
- ’Insights, from me to you’ – a short series of semi-structured interviews with older retired RIBA Chartered Members to communicate their deep understanding of design and the profession for newer RIBA members;
- ‘An Alternative Age-friendly Handbook’ – a reference for architects, designers, artists and ‘urban curators’ who want to support age-inclusive (re)production of the city – together with, on behalf of, or for older people. The handbook was written by RIBA Research and Innovation Group member Sophie Handler (from Age-Friendly Manchester and the University of Manchester School of Architecture) and produced in partnership with the RIBA, the UK Urban Ageing Consortium, MICRA and Age UK with funding from the ESRC
- A report on the ‘RIBA Research Symposium 2014: Design for Ageing’ by Matthew Barac, London South Bank University. The symposium was structured around case studies: a series of 6 critical reviews of case studies (by their architects and ageing experts), followed by a narrative keynote case study (of a pre-planning study for a contemporary alms-house, by Stephen Witherford from RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 winning practice Witherford Watson Mann Architects) and panel debate
Notes to editors
- The research collection is at: www.architecture.com/ageingresearch
- For further press information contact the RIBA Press Office: 020 7307 3662 email@example.com
- For research enquiries please contact the RIBA Research Team 020 7307 3611 firstname.lastname@example.org
- The online bibliography is hosted on Zoetro, a free, easy-to-use tool to help collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
- The RIBA Research Symposium 2014: Design for Ageing took place on 18 November 2014. More information at: http://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Professionalsupport/Researchandinnovation/ResearchSymposium/DesignforAgeing2014.aspx
Posted on Friday 27th February 2015