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Aging in Africa

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Located on a portion of land between the Atlantic and an inland lagoon, Aging in Africa is organized like a typical Cote D’Ivoire village. It sets out to be the first age-valued community in Africa. It provides a comfortable and safe environment for retired Catholic priests. The architecture is shaped by using a holistic set of social, economic and environmentally sustainable theories relating to elder living and care.

Perforations along the perimeter let the natural vegetation grow into the village. Single story residential buildings frame the village and submerge into nature at their back-ends to facilitate drainage and to blend the site’s edge with the environment. Based on simple geometries, the building shapes tilt and fold in relationship to each other, yet with an individual expression.

culled from Architizer

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