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Day Centres

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

When we think of a residence we imagined a place where, probably, we will finish our days, boarding schools. With the speed with which everything happens, with every day that weighs like a slab to the family environment is it increasingly difficult to be responsible for the care of their older dependents. However, we think evil. To start because there are day centres. We are different (that we know) and so our needs are also so.

Diverge our conditions, each person requires a different care, so may not offer all the same. Day centres, in reality, are not special residences, but is rather a different regime attached to some of its users. I.e., there are people that are internal, who spend all day and night in the residence. However, there are who only spend a few hours. Until it returns the son or daughter of work (for example) and takes her to the family home.

The day Center is an alternative to the internal regime. It is aimed, mainly, to people who need help for self-care, but that does not require special or comprehensive care, and that at home they cannot find that helps during the day, or at least a few hours. In this way, can be the person dependent in the family home, although in specific moments spoilage is hand of the day Center. But, just as all people are different, so are the residences. And that is something to bear in mind if we want to respect the needs and dignity of (finally after all) our father, our mother, our brother or sister to begin with, is essential to take into account the opinion of the person to which it is addressed service. It should always be the priority. Of course that also must take into account the possibilities and resources of the people who surround you (family, friends), but that does not prevent to not respond to anything else. In the latter case we would be being purely selfish. The dialog is very interesting to know the requirements and needs of all. And, even when the person that is going to be at the Centre day is considered incapable of making decisions (by any cognitive disease or senile dementia may suffer), always we can, and we must respond to their needs and requirements.

Alfredo Munoz

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

His work with Toyo Ito in Tokyo led to his appointment as the Manager of Toyo Ito s office in Spain at the early age of 23 years. Alfredo moved then to Barcelona for this task and to manage the expansion of the Barcelona Fair locally, to large scale project (3 million sqf) of mixed use in the city. During this period in Barcelona, Alfredo kept combining an intense professional and academic activity, working on his PhD at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia on the combination of creative processes in Asia, Europe and America, establishing new ways of architectural creation. His architectural vision and the result of this research, Alfredo allowed to teach and lecture in prestigious international architecture schools, such as Columbia University in New York, UPenn in Philadelpia, Pescara in Italy, Royal University in Stockholm, Tongji University in Shanghai, European University in Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, along others or. After this experience in Toyo Ito Spain, Alfredo Munoz accepted the offer of the large multinational Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) to join their senior team in New York, giving up the Executive MBA from the University of Chicago where he was accepted as the youngest person in the program Hasta fecha in the more than 100 years of history of the institution. During 4 and a half years at SOM, Alfredo Munoz worked as Technical Coordinator and Project Manager of Large projects in the USA, Kuwait and India, like the Alhambra Tower or the USA Army National Museum, just to mention a few.

His last 2 years at SOM, already as an associate, Alfredo took charge of the operations of the firm in India, and after this period, I have left the company to be able to work on his own projects. After some other experiences, Alfredo Munoz started the international studio ABIBOO Architecture ( with headquarters in Spain, USA, India and, and with projects in Spain, Norway, Sweden, Peru, USA, Taiwan, Viet Nam, India and. Such projects go from villas for celebrities to large building developments. In alignment with his association with Academy, Alfredo Munoz currently works as assessor at the Advisory Board of Directors of MARG Institute of Design & Architecture Swarnabhoomi to create an international renowned university located in Chennai, India. He is as well assessor for the Board of Directors of two companies in the Real Estate area, one in Spain and one in the USA. Alfredo Munoz keeps touring the world managing ABIBOO Architecture projects, growing his anthropological knowledge and applying, along with his team, all I’ve learned in the Projects he performs.