The Amphibious Living for

Later Life

A later life project that designed for the boat community. As people grow older and their mobility decreases, living on a canal boat becomes relatively hard. This project imagines a retirement home for the boating community in Camden, enabling people to continue living in their own boats for as long as possible, while providing necessary help/facilities throughout different times within the building.

 

Besides, the slow way of life travelling by canal boat has further adopted as a design metaphor in the building. Not only using water as a medium to bring the slow paced of life into the building, but also use water to energize the livelihood of the elderly.