Increasing urbanization has given rise to the phenomena of vertical aging: seniors downsizing into apartment buildings, co-ops and condos not originally built for seniors.

Working together with our partners at UHN’s Open Lab, this report studies this trend from a spatial stand point to understand the architectural characteristics of these buildings and how we might modify them to adapt to their new users.

Cite: Humanics, & UHN OpenLab (2020). Vertical Aging: The Future of Aging in Place in Urban Canada, Social Spaces (No. 3). UHN OpenLab.

︎ Kathleen Fu
︎ Jonathan Enns
︎ UHN OpenLab

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Dome Kit


Using off the shelf geodesic connectors from ‘Hubs’, Humanics produced a set of carefully detailed Oak dowels to complete an ‘enclosure kit’ for a 4.5m dia geodesic frame.

These were sized to allow domestic shipping and have been sent off to the Arctic via Canada Post and are now awaiting assembly.

︎ Jessie Croll
︎ Jonathan Enns


2022    Natalie Kopp       
2021    Kathleen Fu         
2020    Maighdlyn Hadley 
2019    Aleks Gontarz    
2018    Jessie Croll        
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