Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : Alaa Baqer Bayram, Sarah


Concept of Social Support for Willness Supportive Design Theory in the Interior Spaces of Senior Living

Shamael Mohamed Wajeeh Al Dabbagh; Sarah Alaa Baqer Bayram

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 1, Pages 22-37

Seniors represent an important category in any society being one of the most important institutions of community, Thence the Society is utterly responsible for providing seniors with the healthiest services. Architects, planners, psychologists and sociologists have taken into account major considerations when designing the interior spaces in health institutions to help reinforce a curing environment. This is hoped to decrease pain, fear and anxiety , which in turn would enhance the feeling of security and safety for seniors and fasten his cure .The description of modern spaces of seniors living shows lacking in full range of Supportive Design of wellness , which are not present in most modern spaces . They have also been neglected by designers: both by not being consciously manipulated and by not allowing them to happen. The research problem identified by the lack of a clear perception of the concept of social support of the theory of supporttive design, In relation to internal space elements and their role in promoting recovery within the atmosphere of the internal environment of the elderly residence, the main hypothesis of the research, which were represented by {The elements design of internal spaces that achieve social support contribute in promoting the recovery of elderly residents in care homes.The research reaches to the definition of Supportive design of wellness as : ((A design that enhances interior environments possibilities for constructors care for the elderly to make a positive psychological changes for residents in this role and urged the curability and enhance deal with stress and cope with stress by attracting the attention of the elderly and try to create a pleasant atmosphere characterized by motivation and creativity challenge of anxiety and dispersion of mind for pain and diseases that afflict them, and healthy indoor environments based design to provide functional and safety requirements in addition to achieving psychological comfort through the budget between the various design factors, climatic, and psychological...)).
In view of the problem under investigation, the goal of the present research is defined as arriving at the establishment of a theoretical framework of the design factors supporting wellness, in an attempt to find a clear vision about the concept of social support to the theory of supportive willness design, in connection with the internal space elements and their role in promoting willness within the atmosphere of the internal environment of Senior Living.
To achieve the aim of the study , a theoretical framework has been set up first and then applied to selected architectural environment in order to verify the hypothesis adopted in this research and to infer the influence of the wellness stimuli hoping to get an ideal architectural design for the future building of seniors living. Where research focused on three models of the theory of reinforcement recovery within the physical environment of the nursing homes: 0.1) Enhancement Homelike environment; 0.2) Enhancement Small Scale Clustering Approach; 0.3) Enhancement a variety of common spaces. The results of the analysis shows the important actors of the internal space elements in promoting recovery within the atmosphere of the internal environments of the senior living. Finally displayed some of the conclusions and recommendations of all.