Aging is physiological changes which take place until a person reaches senescence consistently defined as 60 or 65 and more years old. The senior population in the UK is growing inevitably. How do seniors want to live? Building design which withstands and accommodates the preferences of the elderly and aging process is the challenge. There is a unique opportunity to increase the comfort and shape the way that buildings affect the user utilizing and considering aging. The baby boomer generation will be very significant for the discussion since they are the intended users. The generation of people born between 1946 to 1964.
Research is crucial to a successful design. Initial research and studies can be done to present the importance of good design for the elderly, the effect on mobility, comfort, community and happiness. The legislation and standards set out by the UK will be studied to ensure the maintenance of these standards. Following the research which will be presented within a literature review there will be design process following the RIBA work of plan as close as possible.