01 Jun '15, 5am

Retirement home in China emphasizes communal living in a natural setting

Though many in China choose to forget much of the Cultural Revolution, architects Atelier Alter have used lessons from the period to inspire the design for a senior's home in the city of Nanning. People of retirement age in China grew up during the Cultural Revolution, during which they were taught the value of communal agrarian living. Community and the natural world became the inspiration for the Nanning retirement home, which provides residents with easy access to the outdoors and plenty of space to gather. Atelier Alter says the home aims to provide "a sense of belonging in an era of uncertainty" for the residents.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/retirement-home-in-china-emphasizes-...

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