New Aging Research

New Aging investigates and applies recent advances in architecture and urbanism to address age-related challenges that assures the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age.
There are 17,000 Medicare and Medicate certified nursing homes in the United States, which basically store old people away. Some of these places are decorated to seem “home like” with floral wallpaper and vinyl wooden floors, but these homey touches do not disguise the fact that our culture shuns the aged and prefers them out of sight. We are interested in the alternative. From “Geropolis, the city of the elderly” to “BOOM” our research is intellectual, human, and architectural.

  • Status: Ongoing
  • Team: HWKN, University of Pennsylvania, Matthias Hollwich, Karen Wong, Dwight Engel, many students of the University of Pennsylvania, and more