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Additionally, communities must consider
temperature and furniture when making
design decisions. The idea of dining al fresco
isn't always supported in the way that it
should be-for example, metal tables and
chairs placed in the hot sun aren't very inviting. These considerations along with heating
and cooling systems will inspire seniors to
spend time outdoors.

Be entertained
Seniors take pride in the spaces they use
for entertaining guests, and communities
should take pride in the spaces they create
to entertain their residents. Companies are
trying to attract prospective residents from

THREE: LIVING ARCHITECTURE

Dining out
Dining outdoors has become a popular
activity for today's seniors, while the silent
generation was more accustomed to formal,
sit-down occasions. To provide that type
of desired venue and consider comfort
levels, more and more communities are
using enclosed patio areas as additional
dining spaces because the environment
can be controlled. Others have put outdoor
dining areas around fire pits and fireplaces,
extended seating from an indoor bistro or
café to an outdoor space, or placed seating
by grilling and pool vicinities.
For example, Franklin Park Alamo Heights,
located in San Antonio and scheduled to
open in August, has an outdoor dining venue
that features a private courtyard with a
tranquil fountain. This restaurant is situated
on the second level of the community, giving
it an elevated, rooftop feel. Dining venues
located on upper levels create a differentiator in the marketplace, as they can leverage
views while at the same time act as a beacon
to the larger community about the lifestyle
found within. Outdoor rooftop decks are also
popular for entertaining, and designs should
consider creature comforts in regard to wind
and shade, with orientation being critical.
Solid overhangs or open trellises can be
used to manage light, while movable walls
and curtains can be manipulated to deflect
or direct breezes.

their homes-homes that may have outdoor
entertainment luxuries. So it's important to
appeal to seniors with features similar to
what they already have.
For example, Nakoma Sky, a community
situated north of Tucson, Ariz., expected to
be completed in 2018 or 2019, includes a

yoga lawn, a sculpture garden, courtyards
with splash pools for children, dog parks,
hiking trails through the surrounding desert
landscape, a playground, fireplaces, barbecue grills, outdoor dining venues, an aerobics pool, desert gardens with local plant
life, as well as an infinity pool. Next to this

pool is an outdoor room with a misting water
curtain with spray jets and a rear projection
video system that can present movies, still
images, or lighting scenes for entertainment and social gatherings in the evening.
Additionally, an artisans pavilion will be home
to an outdoor and shaded balcony boasting expansive views to the desert mountain
landscape. Other concepts in use within the
industry include open lawns that serve as a
blank canvas for a variety of purposes, such
as farmers markets or exercise classes.
To determine the right fit for a community,
it's important to consider solutions that are
appropriate to residents' life experiences and
capabilities. Appropriateness embraces both
cultural and geographical affinities-what's
appropriate in New York might not be appropriate in Arizona, for example.
Designs should provide a choreography
of experiences, too. How will seniors move
through the community at various times of
the day? Where are the kitchens located?

The Solana Germantown, located in Germantown,
Tenn., and opened in fall 2013, features an
expansive event lawn in the center of the
community that serves as a backdrop for a variety
of activities intended to draw residents and guests
outdoors to enjoy the weather.

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