The degradation of cognitive function (memory) is one of the senile symptoms. The elders with age over 60 years old have a higher risk of having this disease. A design approach that can fulfill these needs is called biophilic design. The biophilic design gives a sustainable design strategy that considers the relationship between human and natural environment. The biophilic design aims to create a natural-based habitat by integrating nature with natural materials as well as natural shape into space. This research aimed to find how biophilic design could help to improve the elder's memory in Sasana Tresna Werdha. An Instrument used in this research was 43 biophilic design assessment instrument points, which were developed based on 14 biophilic design patterns to identify the presence of biophilic design quantitatively. To measure the elder's memory, this research used The Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) table. This research conducted for 1.5 months. The biophilic design could affect the decrease in dementia level in elders with ages ranging from 60-85 years old that located in STW Ria Pembangunan, Cibubur. It will be a great implementation in any building function to improve the human's quality of life, in this case, is increasing human memory.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 13 May 2020|
|Event||5th Friendly City International Conference: Enhancing Culture, Community and Environment, FCIC 2019 - Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia|
Duration: 12 Sep 2019 → …