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Designing a More Optimistic Attitude Toward Urban Aging

How one architect plans to change the way all generations think about growing old.
A model hallway inside Skyler, Hollwich's proposed multigenerational living building.
A model hallway inside Skyler, Hollwich's proposed multigenerational living building.Courtesy of Hollwich Kushner

There’s childhood, young adulthood, adulthood, middle age. Then there’s the one we’re supposed to dread: old age.

The architect Matthias Hollwich thinks we should think about these age brackets simply as different stages of the same life.