Creating Meaningful Senior-Friendly Spaces - PDF by ProQuest


If you have visited the Louisiana Museum north of Copenhagen and were surprised to enter through a modest country cottage connected to a series of intimate modern spaces that presented works of art one room at a time, each with its own special light and height and colored walls, then you have experienced a place where you can dwell together with each art work as it radiates its unique presence. Older-adult-friendly criteria for the new campus building, for which we were then busy raising private funds, would address "warm feet and cool heads" in thermal comfort and with glare-free surfaces, carpet patterns that wouldn't make you dizzy, and balanced lighting that included transitional zones with varying lighting intensities for the eye to adjust when passing from interior to exterior spaces and vice versa.

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