The project aims to cater to the elderly, regardless of their age, gender, disabilities, & socio-economic backgrounds. It aims to be universally accessible for them. The project's design will stray away from conventional aged care designs & have an accommodating atmosphere that empowers the elderly by providing spaces for the elderly to live independently & treat them as equal human beings, not a burden on society. Thus, the project's main features will focus on social gathering spaces like a park & community hall while maintaining the privacy of individuals in residential units. Moreover, it will incorporate some medical & counselling assistance services to care for the elderly’s needs.

View of Block B from the Margaret Street Entrance

With the site’s location in between Margaret & Moffat street, the park takes advantage of this feature by being equipped with a playground, a pavilion stage & public benches to draw the community into Margaret Village to foster community engagement with the residents. Thus, from the appeal of the render, the site is opened to the public. No fences or gates to block off the community. Moreover, the site's connectivity between Margaret & Moffat Street could act as a new circulation artery for the local community.

Exploded Axonometric Diagram Scale 1:400 A3

The diagram shows the design aspects considered to cater for Home A & B residents' well-being & how it further contributes to the community.

Ground Floor Plan scale 1:100@A3

The ground floor plan shows the balance made between the private & semi-public community spaces. The circulations to the private dwellings on the upper floors are separate from the public ones. Therefore, ensuring the privacy & safety of its residents while still engaging with the community. Moreover, the floor plan also shows the different services located on the ground floor to suit the resident's needs, like the community mart to buy groceries & medical examination & mental wellness for regular well-being checkups.

First Floor Plan scale1:100@A3

The first-floor plan shows how the private dwelling spaces accommodate the resident's needs. An example of this would be having sufficient space for elderly resident's who have mobility impairments to turn & move through different rooms with a wheelchair. Another example would be giving different tactile flooring finishes helping visually impaired elderly residents as an identifying wayfinding tool within the house. Apart from catering to the basic needs, rehabilitation elements are incorporated into the design also to boost morale among residents through planting greenery, natural-looking finishes & inviting sun lighting in the spaces aims

Private Bedroom conceptual render

The natural & simple tone finishes like timber & the use of white colour helps to soothe residents when entering their most intimate & private spaces. The use of greenery at windows further complements it by introducing nature into the interior spaces while filtering out harsh sun rays, which is helpful for those who have limited visibility.

Section drawing A-A scale1:200@A3

The sectional drawing of both Home A & B shows the separation of private spaces from the public. Most of the public spaces are concentrated on the ground floor, while the residential private spaces are on the upper floors.
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