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Q+A The disrupter Architect and author Matthias Hollwich was on the cusp of age 40 when he turned his design eye toward senior living-and realized he didn't like what awaited him and the majority of seniors By Anne DiNardo Environments for Aging: In the past, you've said nursing homes are "storage facilities." What's the biggest issue you have with the current approach to senior care? Matthias Hollwich: Never in our lives are we age-segregated. We might be in school with our You cofounded architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) nine years ago and then decided to write a book. What inspired New Aging? At 38 years old I realized I had already lived half of my life for the average German man, which made me appreciate how short and precious life is. Further, I realized that most people do not live the lives they want when they get older because we don't have the 72 EFAmagazine.com * Fall 2016 can compensate for the social and physical deficits that come with age, such as loneliness, mobility, vision and hearing impairments, and loss of independence. There's an emphasis in senior living design to deliver more residential-scale settings. How would you like to advance that model? These changes are a good first step and make care environments better for many, but the changes need to be more radical. Nobody in society Matthias Hollwich is looking forward to moving into a nursing home, so why not find a infrastructure and facilities that can make way that services and care can be provided that happen. My initial reflex was to redewhere people want to be-at home. With sign retirement communities, assisted living incredible opportunities in technology and facilities, and nursing homes-but with logistics, I'm waiting for the "Uber of care" to thousands of these places already turn the industry upside down. in existence, it's an incredible uphill battle. I wrote New Aging to redesign What do you think needs to happen what people think about aging and to foster a new attitude and approach to help society understand that toward aging and design? everybody can and needs to make We have to make it personal. We need a difference. to ask, "Where do we want to live in our You're an advocate for community-based living options and have created conceptual designs for such communities as the LGBT-focused Boom in Palm Springs, Calif. How future?" and then make sure we don't work on anything that we ourselves wouldn't like to experience. It's that simple. EFA Anne DiNardo is senior editor of Environments for Aging. She can be reached at anne.dinardo@ emeraldexpo.com. BRUCE MAU DESIGN (BOOK COVER) peers, but once we leave the building we're with our family, friends, and people of all ages. A nursing home aggregates seniors for efficiency reasons. This is how we're able to bring services to the masses, but it's counterproductive. Taking people out of their favorite living environment is never a good idea, and surrounding seniors with more seniors is directly contradictory to healthy living, intergenerational exchange, informal support networks, and general happiness. We have to find a way to either diversify nursing homes or bring all levels of nursing services to homes. does this approach fill a void in senior living? Boom was one of my first designs that tapped into the question of aging, and my own critique is that we focused only on seniors and advocated a specialized environment. My other designs look more into intergenerational living that http://www.EFAmagazine.com

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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016
Contents
EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Bulletin
Community
Bigger in Texas
Exterior Expectations
Personalized Care
High Design
Creative License
Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
Design Profiles
Product Gallery
Q+A
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