Team UOW will further develop our philosophy of creating architecture that ‘celebrates human life rather than itself’ by constructing a house that is suitable for those from retirement age (sixty-five years) to end of life. Our Desert Rose will grow and adapt to the occupants needs as they age. It will cater for those with the most active lifestyles and for those with age-related disabilities. It will celebrate life by helping the elderly to live a life of enjoyment in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible.
Desert Rose Goals
- Change the way the world views homes for the elderly by designing a house that is architecturally inspiring, celebrates life and demonstrates a house that is adaptable to an aging person’s needs.
- Reduce the stress placed on health services by including intelligent design that supports independent living for occupants suffering from aged-related disabilities and diseases including dementia.
- Provide an innovative HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system that utilises solar cooling technology and takes advantage of passive design where energy efficiency is just the beginning.