Perhaps no other commercial design market is evolving faster than senior living. What started as a targeted push in the 1990s toward scaling down and decentralizing developments for the elderly—creating models less institutional in aesthetics for aging residents with challenges in health, cognition, mobility, and sensory abilities—has, in recent years, exploded into a full-on typology reboot.
Condensation has confused and frustrated the construction industry for decades. It can occur on visible surfaces or within concealed assemblies, such as wall or roof cavities, and on just about any type of building material.
Spacesmith’s design for Part of the Solution (POTS) office in Bronx, New York, includes a full-service kitchen and dining area, food pantry, counselling offices, a clothing exchange, showers, a barber shop, and medical suites.
With the rising popularity of the al fresco experience, windscreen systems are increasingly being incorporated in outdoor areas. These post-supported glass railings have been growing in popularity due to their ability to provide unobstructed views and wind protection, and as a visual complement to outdoor amenities such as rooftop decks, pools, and healing gardens.