家的記憶
Memory of Home

從前我們把年長者當病人,集中照顧,不讓老人參與日常工作。現在我們讓年長者帶入家的記憶,從房間及客廳佈置,到日常用餐。將護理人員管理模式,成為與年長者一起生活、煮飯等。目的是延續年長者對生活與家的記憶。

In the past, we treated the elderlies as patients and provided care collectively. We excluded them from daily activities. Now we let them bring their memories of home into the decoration of their room and living room and into daily dining. We transform the management pattern of healthcare providers into living and cooking with the elderlies. The objective is to extend the elderly’s memories of life and home.

以單元的觀念為出發點,房間單元、生活空間單元、樓層單元,考慮年長者對空間的尺度感、辨識度及歸屬感,合理規劃各種不同單元所需的尺度、材料、照明與單元間彼此的互動關係,維持年長者原本的生活模式與社交關係。

Setting out from the concept of units (units of room, units of living space and units of floor), considering their perception of dimension, degree of identification and feeling of belonging, we rationally planned the dimension, material, lighting and interaction between each unit for different units to maintain the original life pattern and social interaction of the elderlies.

本案的設計僅提供空間的基底與空間組構模式。我們更希望的是,空間是配角,居住的長者才是主角,讓居住者來定義空間。讓居住者將原本住家的擺設、照片、甚至是家具,移到這個空間,讓長者延續對原本家的空間記憶,進而產生歸屬與認同感,能安心居住下來。

The rationale of design for this project is to simply provide the basis of space and spatial configuration. Our hope is the space itself is a supporting role whereas the elderlies living here are the main characters. Let the residents define the space. Let the residents bring their decorations, pictures or even furniture from home into this space. Allow them to extend their spatial memories of home and in turn create the feeling of belonging and identity so they can settle down with peace of mind.