Strong commitment in design is good for dementia, where challenges in memory about time are frequently attended by confusion about space—where I am now, where I was before, where I’m headed next. Memory care facilities that use architecture well depend much less on anti-anxiety drugs for their patients compared to control cases. It’s architecture as mitigation, even treatment. Strong commitments and specificity instead of the good intentions in “multi use.” Physical environment as tool and treatment.
design is commitment + provisionality by Sara Hendren from undefended / undefeated ✉️