Playing with colours in senior architecture – removing barriers
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The following research has been designed to present solutions for buildings which were created for senior citizens. The purpose of this paper is to select methods that, by using colour, would greatly improve the quality of life for the elderly. Social psychology emphasizes the close relationship between humans and the environment they live in. A safe and friendly space adapted to the specific needs of its users has an important impact on their quality of life. I t also can be stated that there is a close connection and dependence between the quality of the living environment and the quality of life of senior citizens. Colour constitutes a vital component of the living environment design in senior architecture. I t is not only evidence of a building’s aesthetic value, but becomes an essential spatial mark.
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