The transformer apartment is created to help trauma survior who is suffering PTSD to gain a sense of control and new experience by implementing convertible furniture.
Why create supportive housing for Trauma surviors?
Due to trauma, PTSD sufferers frequently experience anxiety and a continuous sense of threat.”Everyone who has been through a trauma is afraid it will happen again,” says Debra Borys, Ph.D., a practicing psychologist in Los Angeles. Therefore, we should create housing and offer surviors a safe setting in which to feel comfortable and help them overcome PTSD.
In this design, I incorporate the Trauma-Informed design.
I have the sleep/wake and relaxation area closest to the window because that’s where the user be spending most of their time. On the other hand, A 2010 study surveyed 16 combat veterans who returned from service with combat-related PTSD symptoms. The study found that those who received bright light therapy experienced significant decreases in sleep disturbances, depressive symptoms, and PTSD symptoms. This shows how important light is for people with PTSD.