As the quantity of the urban population is increasing, and the demand of people for quality of life has gradually increased, so the demand for pension apartments has increased year by year. However, the large number of elderly existing apartments only provide limited single space to meet the needs of ordinary living and neglect the life experience and spiritual needs of the elderly. As the result, the project aims to inject vitality and convenience into the lives of the elderly.
▼ 公寓中心休闲区Apartment center leisure area
Beijing's neighborhood elderly apartment is designed to redefine the concept of an old-age apartment in order to change the condition of old and poor, which is 4,500 square meters. Design hopes to meet ‘lively, modern, share, comfortable’ needs,which help the old man can find a comfortable feeling like home in the apartment , feel the company of friends, have a little tender loving care and experience young people's activities. Through comprehensive control of internal and external space, sound effect and demand, the overall space is optimized and maximized, which is the best choice for the second living space of the elderly.The whole design has used many green elements, and the center space has carried empty to make the space feel the best.
▼ 一楼水吧休闲区The first floor water bar leisure area
In the third floor space, we integrate the original outdoor space and indoor space, enlarge the public area, make the space feel more open. At the same time, we bring the landscape in to make the whole space more elegant.
▼ 三楼平面图 Floor plan on the third floor
The apartment has standardized front desks to look after the elderly better. Considering the various physical conditions of the elderly, different equipment should be provided according to different needs.
▼ 适老策略 Strategy
2. 设置方便老年人入门打开卧室灯和储物台顶侧灯带的开关，它的位置根据老年人实际情况设置，比正常人高度较低，距地面距离在90CM 处，洗手间门把同理。
3. 在入口处下侧储物柜底部设置放置拖鞋处，方便老年人进屋后换鞋。其高度根据老年人站立能看到拖鞋为依据，距离地面30CM 高。
1. We set up storage space at the entrance of the room, a storage platform with random objects, and the open clothing room so as to provide convenience for the elderly to place clothing.
2. We set switch provide convenience for the elderly to open the bedroom lights and storage platform top side belt, it is arranged according to the actual situation of the elderly, lower than normal height, the distance from the ground at 90CM, Restroom knob is the same way.
3. Place the slippers at the bottom of the storage cabinet at the bottom of the entrance, so that the elderly can change their shoes after entering the house. Its height is based on the ability of the elderly to see the slipper, which is 30CM above the ground.
4. It is more convenient and eye-catching to set the lamp belt on the inside of the slippers.
5. The bathroom door has a circular observation window at 1.75M from the ground to ensure the privacy of the elderly. If the elderly in the condition of restrooms in the toilet accident, it is convenient for the maintenance worker to see the situation on tiptoe.
6. Considering the elderly physical strength is weak, so we set up the chair and auxiliary armrest which can be folded up and put down in the bathroom shower part. It is convenience for the old people sit down in the shower and safely to stand up.
7. Folding seats can be erected when it is not in use at ordinary times, ensuring the space in the washroom is enough for the wheelchair to rotate internally for the convenience of the elderly in wheelchairs.
8. The TV cabinet can set up 85CM so that the elderly can support the standing and walking. Besides， at the corner, we make rounded corners to prevent them from touching the elderly.
▼ 细节设计Detail design
▼ 其他空间 Other Spaces
▼ 其他平面方案 Other Floor Plans
设计团队：申江海 任晓伟 许云飞
Architects: DAGA Architects
Location: Beijing, China
RenovationArea: 4500 ㎡
Project Year: 2017
Architect in Charge: Bear Shen, Xiaowei Ren, Yunfei Xu