As the baby boomers grow older, they increasingly need places to do so with grace. Sometimes this is a design solution that converts a home so the elderly can “age-in-place,” but often it means relocating to an assisted-living facility or nursing home. This expanding architectural field is open to many design innovations, from technologies and ways of making spaces feel like home, to finding new ways for residents to make communities in their new surroundings.
Here are some of our favorite nursing homes in the Architizer database.
This home unites two old hotels, making the most of their programmatic similarities to produce a new nursing home complex.
Who wouldn’t want to retire in one of the most beautiful places on Earth?
In order to respect the residential neighborhood it resides in, this home is nine small house-like blocks with double-pitched roofs.
The goal of this complex is to foster as many social interactions as possible in the communal spaces.
Designed “according to the newest scientific knowledge about dementia,” the architects managed to achieve results: “The measurement of conflicts decreased with almost 80%!”
This nursing home was designed with the surroundings — both in terms of community and environment — in mind, with Mt. Fuji as a backdrop.
With four different styles of apartments in addition to temporary-stay facilities and group homes, this housing complex accommodates a variety of different needs and lifestyles.
This building meets passive house standards with the most up-to-date technologies.
Who says elderly housing can’t be fun?