Collection by Brittany Perez

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The Siple Life
A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house.
This Home Proclaims Wheelchair Access Shouldn't End Outdoors
A barrier-free house enables a family to come together amid the vineyards in Northern California.
An all-green nursery in Florence, Italy
Meet the first zero-emission nursery in...
Highly Accessible
Having lived in, and loved, a modern house built in 1954 in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood since buying it in 1996, architect...
Camp Counsel
Architecture professor Laura Terry and her students spent a summer designing and creating new facilities for young campers with...
Eight Questions for Graham Pullin
Graham Pullin is an interaction designer who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults
Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.
Maria Alejandro: Growing Old Is a Blessing
Maria Alejandro, director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement, inspires us to see what’s beautiful about aging.
Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.
How to Age Gracefully in Japan
An architect designs a retreat of pointed huts to serve an elderly community.
The Obstacles That Drive Wheelchair Users Crazy
An architect imagines solutions to the accessibility problems in our buildings.
14 Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Safe and Accessible
If a house is a machine for living, an occasional system update is necessary.
A Hands-On Renovation Makes a Cramped City Kitchen Wheelchair-Accessible
A renovation in Boston helps bring a family together—at home and in the kitchen.
This Impressively Accessible Home Has a Tower That Can Be Reached by Wheelchair
A Baltimore father builds a house with accessibility in mind—and finds a new calling in the process.
Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum
Tours of the Ken and Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Wright's only accessible building, start June 7.
A Family Guesthouse Made for Accessibility, Aging in Place—and That View
With both an aging relative and a wheelchair user in mind, architect Neal Schwartz creates a family guesthouse designed to be...
This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
The Winning Vision From a Universal Design Competition Is Brought to Life For a Veteran
After months of planning and construction, the Memphis house that's been renovated as a result of the Home Today, Home Tomorrow...
Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole...
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