Eidfjord Bygdaheim - A complex of buildings comprising domestic units and functions for elderly.
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With the wish to make a good place for old to live, the project is inspired by Florence Nightingale's book Notes on Nursing (1859). At a time when medicine has reached a high status for its technical skills and ability to cure, nursing homes have learned from hospitals when they have been built, resulting in clinical and institutionalized homes. Nightingale's theories can remind us of the unchanging basic human needs that exists regardless of the advances of medicine. She defines nursing as an act of putting the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him; the project seeks to do the same. By studying spatial qualities in connection to the qualities of the place, the project endeavours to respond architecturally to Nightingale's hints.