Date of Award
Master of Architecture - (M.Arch.)
School of Architecture
Ezra D. Ehrenkrantz
Since the beginning of the 20th century, architecture went through several different developments. Throughout these developments a large number of movements and design models Emerged, based on different design knowledge. The motivation for design projects is related Mainly to historical, functional, or site related issues. Today's changes in social relationships and therefore living arrangements question the validity of existing traditional design solutions, especially in the case of disabled clients. A new or modified specific design knowledge base has to be considered in order to meet the specific client's needs. To satisfy the wide range of changing nontraditional criteria that face todays architects, the new design procedure has to result in a simple yet flexible model. This thesis proposes one such solution as it is applied to Alzheimer's disease patients and their caregivers.
Bannier, Karin S., "A knowledge-based design system for a housing project for altzheimer's [sic] disease patients and their caregivers" (1992). Theses. 1268.