The AARP hopes ADUs, or small homes on the same lot as a primary home, become more common to address a shortage of senior housing
This past year we were pleased to assist AARP with design competitions specifically geared toward the design of ADUs suitable for older adults. We were lucky to team with AARP North Carolina, and the City of Raleigh on one of those competitions. Today, we're happy to highlight the Winner of the ADU for U Raleigh design competition.
Winner: Reservoir Studio Architecture Team Members: Nick Roberts and Will Sendor
Highlights: The design was characterized as being thoughtful, well-proportioned, and livable.
The dwelling integrated age friendly features in a way that resulted in a package that could be easily customized later, but without the stigmatizing and stereotypical features that would be off-putting to a broad audience. The design revealed a well-articulated, integrated, covered step-free route into the house. The kitchen had a front control stove, moveable work/dining table, drawer base cabinets as well as pantry style-storage. The bathroom features a curb-less shower with a hand-held shower and room for equipment or caregiver for assistance.
Look for more blogs on these competitions, and the winners, in months to come.