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An Evidence Based Educational Framework: Passive Architecture to reduce agitation in people living with Dementia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neveen Hamza


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This paper shares experiences of setting the design brief and teaching a graduation project using integrational and experiential architectural studio pedagogy. This is a live project that will inform decision makers in the University of Newcastle, UK, and its estates department. This paper aims to show how insights from environmental psychology and advances in building and urban performance simulation modelling can inform a dementia user-centric, energy efficient and sustainable architectural design approach in the pedagogy of the design studio. The educational framework, based on the Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO), allows the students to design buildings that provide meaningful multi-sensory experiences that compensate for cognitive decline, loss of agency to control personal comfort, while enhancing social engagement in an environmentally comfortable and energy efficient environment.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hamza N, Franklin S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: In Press

Conference Name: Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA 2024

Year of Conference: 2024

Acceptance date: 01/03/2024

Date deposited: 26/03/2024