Hand Drawing

Dementia Care Facility

This architectural project is a proposal for the design of a care facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of the project was to create an environment that gave individuals a level of independence through the navigation of space using sensory perception, not memory. In order to do this, there needed to be gradual changes in the space, from open to closed, from dark to light, from public to private. The use of shading and shadow in this set of drawings was an important tool to communicate the mood of the space as well as communicate how someone with Alzheimer’s disease could sense a change in the environment and navigate freely.