The co-founder and principal of New York–based firm Hollwich Kushner Architecture discusses the inspiration behind his new book, New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever in this video from BUILDER sister publication ARCHITECT.

"It's basically a manifesto on aging that helps people make adjustments to their life very early on to be able to live better forever," says author/partner Matthias Hollwich in the interview. Hollwich looked at seven key components that people have to consider in regards to aging, such as being social and turning a house into a home. He continues, "what can we do to our house or our apartments so that these places are there for us when we're getting older and some possible physical deficits are kicking in?"

Hollwich points out that the book isn't just for the older crowd, but for younger homeowners in their 30s, 40s and 50s that will age in their home. "When you do these kinds of advancements early in your own life, it makes a much better life today and tomorrow," he says.

Continue to to watch the interview.

Correction: An earlier version of this story mis-identified the video subject. It is Matthias Hollwich, not his partner Marc Kushner.

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