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Student Design Awards winners: Home sweet home

Brief 6: How might we harness age-friendly design to 'future-proof' homes so they are sustainable, safe and inclusive places to live and enjoy? 

Winners:

  • Four Walls - Athul Dinesh, National Institute of Design, India

Commended

Winner: Four Walls

An app and service design concept which helps individuals to update their homes by signposting accessible home design options.

In India only three percent of buildings are accessible according to the Department of Empowerment of People with Disabilities (DEPwD). This is despite a significant number of people with physical disabilities and a population of over-60's expected to increase from 8 to 20 percent by 2050. Four Walls is a platform and service design concept which helps users to learn about accessibility upgrades and products that can be applied to their homes. The platform provides advice and solutions while also showcasing existing ready-made products on the market. A small network of local experts and labourers is also available to consult with and source for bespoke products.

Athul Dinesh

National Institute of Design, India

Centre for Ageing Better Award of £2000

Athul's work

Commended entry

Highly Commended

 A visual of an adaptable wall insert that can separate a living space

Frankie Woolf and Leonie Woolf, Northumbria University and University of Bristol

Nifty Wall : A product that reimagines internal home partitions as tools to support community and wellbeing, creating adaptable multi-generational living environments.

 

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