Neural Networks and Neighborhood Inclusion: A Paradigm Shift in Senior Housing
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Given that seniors today are more active, living longer, and have a wider variety of needs, the composition of a senior living residence should likewise evolve. This thesis proposes a network of smaller scale facilities that allow for greater personal autonomy, yet engage with the neighborhood through public space and programs. The building proposes a program of senior housing combined with a public education component in the context of a music school. Concurrently, the building scheme is based around maximizing lighting according to natural circadian rhythms in order to reinforce daily cycles, aid cognitive function, and instigate neurogenesis.
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