Archinect - News 2017-06-28T03:25:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150013838/ikea-designers-are-learning-about-compact-storage-from-nasa-s-space-architect IKEA designers are learning about compact storage from NASA's space architect Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-21T19:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T04:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/wetujs3n70pxbbnm.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Confined in Utah&rsquo;s Mars Desert Research habitat for three days&mdash;habitat diameter: 33 feet&mdash;the five-person team experienced the cramped living quarters and zero-waste living necessary to survive a journey to outer space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designers from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a> are exploring space-saving solutions for tiny homes by living in an actual Mars research station. During the immersion workshop led&nbsp;by Constance Adams, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/58983/nasa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NASA</a> architect behind the habitat for the first human mission to Mars, the team examines the ways in which astronauts' insight could be translated to innovative furniture solutions for dense urban environments.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;My dream outcome will be to solve the biggest problem on earth&hellip;storage,&rdquo; said IKEA&rsquo;s head of design, Marcus Engman. &ldquo;How could you design storage in a completely new way?&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67066965/design-for-an-aging-population Design for an Aging Population Anna Johnson 2013-02-06T23:23:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kc/kcqxnwzgy2sb5t5e.jpg" width="550" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new multidisciplinary field has emerged in several universities in which sociologists, psychologists and urban planners work to tailor architectural designs to seniors as that demographic continues to grow. In America, 54 million people are over the age of 55 and that number is predicted to increase over the next 30 years by nearly 50 per cent. Despite most people&rsquo;s desire to age in their own homes, most will be required to seek alternative arrangements.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>