End Stages: The Future of Hospice Design

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p4/p4ss6bo1o6fotwrp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>As hospice design becomes more formally ambitious &mdash; and standardized &mdash; we should remember there is no universal model for &lsquo;dying well.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>What is the ideal setting for the end of life?&nbsp;The dominant templates of the mid-century mega-hospital and the domestic hospice set the rational spaces of medical institutions against the familiarity of home. Yet, we are increasingly seeing hybrid forms that deviate from these two distinct models. Nitin Ahuja looks ahead to the future of palliative architecture, and argues that in one's final needful hours, the most comforting hearths are those that feel serendipitously constructed.&nbsp;

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