ARCHITECTURE AND AGEING: SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY IN NIGERIA.
Publication Date : 29/06/2020
The architecture of housing for the elderly though has become a global phenomenon is still a relatively new concept in Nigeria. This paper developed a framework for the design of housing for the Elderly in Nigeria using the principles of universal design, practice design and biophilic architecture. The methodology of study include both theory and practical involving review of literature, case studies; use of questionnaire to collect information on the desirability of the project and architectural design principles to formulate and produce design model for elderly housing in Nigeria. Purposive sampling was used to select 100 respondents aged 55 years and above. Findings revealed that out of the few old people’s home in Nigeria, there is no state owned or purpose-design housing for the elderly. The study recommended that due to the less care and attention from children to their aged parents as a result of work pressure, privacy and other engagements, there is the need for the establishment of elderly housing across the cities and urban centres of Nigeria to give the desired care to the elderly.
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