Disability Space Architecture A Reader

Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader takes a groundbreaking approach to exploring the interconnections between disability, architecture and cities.

Author: Jos Boys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131719716X

Category: Architecture

Page: 318

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Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader takes a groundbreaking approach to exploring the interconnections between disability, architecture and cities. The contributions come from architecture, geography, anthropology, health studies, English language and literature, rhetoric and composition, art history, disability studies and disability arts and cover personal, theoretical and innovative ideas and work. Richer approaches to disability – beyond regulation and design guidance – remain fragmented and difficult to find for architectural and built environment students, educators and professionals. By bringing together in one place some seminal texts and projects, as well as newly commissioned writings, readers can engage with disability in unexpected and exciting ways that can vibrantly inform their understandings of architecture and urban design. Most crucially, Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader opens up not just disability but also ability – dis/ability – as a means of refusing the normalisation of only particular kinds of bodies in the design of built space. It reveals how our everyday social attitudes and practices about people, objects and spaces can be better understood through the lens of disability, and it suggests how thinking differently about dis/ability can enable innovative and new kinds of critical and creative architectural and urban design education and practice.

Doing Disability Differently

This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected.

Author: Jos Boys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317693825

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability – and ability – as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working from dis/ability actually generate an alternative kind of architectural avant-garde? To do this, Doing Disability Differently: explores how thinking about dis/ability opens up to critical and creative investigation our everyday social attitudes and practices about people, objects and space argues that design can help resist and transform underlying and unnoticed inequalities introduces architects to the emerging and important field of disability studies and considers what different kinds of design thinking and doing this can enable asks how designing for everyday life – in all its diversity – can be better embedded within contemporary architecture as a discipline offers examples of what doing disability differently can mean for architectural theory, education and professional practice aims to embed into architectural practice, attitudes and approaches that creatively and constructively refuse to perpetuate body 'norms' or the resulting inequalities in access to, and support from, built space. Ultimately, this book suggests that re-addressing architecture and disability involves nothing less than re-thinking how to design for the everyday occupation of space more generally.

Designing for the Disabled The New Paradigm

This is a book which will oblige architects to rethink the methodology of designing for the disabled. It is a book that no practising architect, building control officer, local planning officer or access officer can afford to be without.

Author: Selwyn Goldsmith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135141770

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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Selwyn Goldsmith's Designing for the Disabled has, since it was first published in 1963, been a bible for practising architects around the world. Now, as a new book with a radical new vision, comes his Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm. Goldsmith's new paradigm is based on the concept of architectural disability. As a version of the social model of disability, it is not exclusively the property of physically disabled people. Others who are afflicted by it include women, since men customarily get proportionately four times as many amenities in public toilets as women - and women have to queue where men do not - and those with infants in pushchairs, because normal WC facilities are invariably too small to get a pushchair and infant into. To counter architectural disability, Goldsmith's line is that the axiom for legislation action has to be 'access for everyone' - it should not just be 'access for the disabled', as it presently is with the Part M building regulation and relevant provisions of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. In a 40-page annex to his book he sets out the terms that a new-style Part M regulation and its Approved Document might take, one that would cover alterations to existing buildings as well as new buildings. But architects and building control officers need not, he says, wait for new a legislation to apply new practical procedures to meet the requirements of the current Part M regulation; they can, as he advises, act positively now. This is a book which will oblige architects to rethink the methodology of designing for the disabled. It is a book that no practising architect, building control officer, local planning officer or access officer can afford to be without.

Designing Disability

Author: Elizabeth Guffey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350004286

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Designing Disability traces the emergence of an idea and an ideal – physical access for the disabled – through the evolution of the iconic International Symbol of Access (ISA). The book draws on design history, material culture and recent critical disability studies to examine not only the development of a design icon, but also the cultural history surrounding it. Infirmity and illness may be seen as part of human experience, but 'disability' is a social construct, a way of thinking about and responding to a natural human condition. Elizabeth Guffey's highly original and wide-ranging study considers the period both before and after the introduction of the ISA, tracing the design history of the wheelchair, a product which revolutionised the mobility needs of many disabled people from the 1930s onwards. She also examines the rise of 'barrier-free architecture' in the reception of the ISA, and explores how the symbol became widely adopted and even a mark of identity for some, especially within the Disability Rights Movement. Yet despite the social progress which is inextricably linked to the ISA, a growing debate has unfurled around the symbol and its meanings. The most vigorous critiques today have involved guerrilla art, graffiti and studio practice, reflecting new challenges to the relationship between design and disability in the twenty-first century.

The Sound Studies Reader

The collection begins with an introduction to welcome novice readers to the field and acquaint them with key themes and concepts in sound studies.

Author: Jonathan Sterne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415771307

Category: Music

Page: 566

View: 989

"The Sound Studies Reader is a groundbreaking anthology blending recent work that self-consciously describes itself as 'sound studies' with earlier and lesser known scholarship on sound. The collection begins with an introduction to welcome novice readers to the field and acquaint them with key themes and concepts in sound studies. Individual section introductions give readers further background on the essays and an extensive up to date bibliography for further reading in 'sound studies' make this an original and accessible guide to the field"--

EDRA Proceedings of the Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference

Lifchez , R ( 1987 ) “ Rethinking Architecture : Design Students and Disabled
People ” , University of California Press Lifchez , R ( 1981 ) ... 4 , 1982 , pp9 - 14 ,
in Leach , N . ( ed ) “ Rethinking Architecture : A Reader in Cultural Theory ” ,
London : Routledge Healy , P ( 1997 ) ... Making Space : Women and the Man -
Made Environment ” , Pluto Press Montgomery , R ( 1989 ) “ Architecture invents
new People ...

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Category: Architecture

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Academic Ableism

Places notions of disability at the center of higher education and argues that inclusiveness allows for a better education for everyone

Author: Jay T Dolmage

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047205371X

Category: Education

Page: 254

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Places notions of disability at the center of higher education and argues that inclusiveness allows for a better education for everyone

The Disability Studies Reader

Fried's analysis of David's painting concentrates upon the use of architecture to
create a sense of space , focusing on the plane created by the Arch of Triumph ,
which makes it plain that the Belisarius was “ a painting not made to be beheld ...

Author: Lennard J. Davis

Publisher:

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Category: Social Science

Page: 451

View: 800

"The second edition of The Disability Studies Reader builds and improves upon the classic first edition, which has sold well over 6000 copies since 1999. As a field, disability studies burst onto the scene across the social sciences and humanities in the 1990s, and the first edition of the reader gathered the best work that had been written on the subject, including essays by famous authors such as Susan Sontag and Erving Goffman. The new edition is more global in its coverage and adds material on genetic testing, the human genome, queer studies, and issues in developing countries. The size of the audience has grown since the first edition's publication, and the second edition's new material will make it even more useful for courses on the subject. Courses on the subject have mushroomed in the past ten years, and can now be found across the social sciences, humanities, and behavioral sciences." -- Publisher description.

Accessible Housing

The book describes and evaluates the socio-institutional political, and technical relations that underpin the design and construction of housing.

Author: Robert Imrie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415318921

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

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"Accessible Housing considers the role and significance of house builders in influencing the design and construction of accessible housing that can meet the needs of disabled people. Its primary focus is the speculative house building process, and the construction of private (for sale) dwellings. The book describes and evaluates the socio-institutional political, and technical relations that underpin the design and construction of housing. These, so it is argued, shape builders' reluctance to design and construct housing that is flexible to accommodate variations in bodily needs and performance." -- Book jacket.

Barrier free Design

Item discusses the provisions required to provide access for disabled people in new and existing buildings.

Author: James Holmes-Siedle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750616369

Category: Architecture

Page: 190

View: 356

This book for architects, interior designers, building managers, students, conference organisers looks at first principles to provide the user with the 'tools' to make their own decisions rather than a 'cookbook' approach. It is intended that designs and product information can be taken straight from the manual and inserted into ongoing projects. For the first time the book considers the needs of people with visual, hearing and mental disabilities, who make up the majority of disabled people in the population, alongside those of people with physical mobility disabilities. Practical low cost solutions to retro-fitting existing buildings are discussed, as well as the methods used to assess the suitability of an existing building, and assembling a project to improve access for disabled people. Specific products and designs are illustrated and discussed - with full working technical drawings, and full specification details. These will reduce considerably the research time needed to produce a cost-effective solution that will improve access for disabled people. A perspective of the standards and legislation dealing with access issues in the UK is compared with those in other countries, and the standards mentioned are compared with the realities of practical implementation carried out in 4 years of design in this area. *Detailed design specifications *Case studies and worked examples *Includes manufacturers and product details and costs.

Universal Design

Universal Design is Selwyn Goldsmith's new authoritative design manual, the successor to his internationally acclaimed Designing for the Disabled.

Author: Selwyn Goldsmith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136350837

Category: Architecture

Page: 116

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Universal Design is Selwyn Goldsmith's new authoritative design manual, the successor to his internationally acclaimed Designing for the Disabled. A clear and concise design guide for practising and student architects, it describes and illustrates the differences there are between universal design and 'for the disabled' design Universal Design presents detailed design guidance for architects in an easily referenced form. Covering both public buildings and private housing, it includes informative anthropometric data, along with illustrative examples of the planning of circulation spaces, sanitary facilities, car parking spaces and seating spaces for wheelchair users in cinemas and theatres. It is a valuable manual in enhancing understanding of the basic principles of 'universal design'. The aim - to encourage architects to extend the parameters of normal provision, by looking to go beyond the prescribed minimum design standards of the Part M building regulation, Access and facilities for disabled people.

Landscape Architecture

BE up to $ 45 million in lottery money to fund open - space projects and
earmarked $ 1 million to fund the Front Range Trail in 2003 . ... the disabled .
Some 94 per cent of Coloradans used a trall last year . In an effort to maintain
enthusiasm and ... MD 208 W 2011 KORRUSERESANTE 19 2005 # 150003 - 03
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Category: Landscape architecture

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The Accessible Home

"The idea of the accessible home has evolved beyond grab-bars and ramps to one where accessibility is built into the design, making living in the house easier both for people with disabilities and those without disabilities, young and old"- ...

Author: Deborah Pierce

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781600854910

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

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For those strapped for time but still hungry for a great dinner, Fine Cooking Make It Tonight is a better and less expensive choice than takeaway! This collection of 150 (yes, 150!) quick-and-easy recipes for every night of the week have all been triple-tested by the Fine Cooking test kitchen staff to ensure delicious results. But this lifesaver of a recipe book doesn't stop at mouth watering taste, because we know the clock is ticking. That's why most recipes are prep to plate in just 30 minutes as you serve up the tastiest, freshest dishes, including chicken, steak, fish, main course salads, sandwiches, pasta, vegetarian dishes and more. Dinner is served!

The Architects Journal

I Maguire about the disability food that takes hours to prepare . Our home pages
hope he is not a practising archi - lobby going too far . One should won ' t be full
of absurdly minimal loft spaces . ' The tect , but he seems unwittingly to not design
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Progressive Architecture

Circle 101 on reader service card Elevator position indicator combines clear ,
natural - sounding speech and a visual display ... The Bather fits in the same
space as a standard tub / shower unit . ... Barrier Free Architectural Products , Inc.
Circle 202 on reader service card Lifts to aid the physically disabled include
stairway ...

Author: Eugene Clute

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Category: Architectural drawing

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RIBA Journal

The architect dropped the ground floor of Dukes to form a new kitchen and
excavated a cellar which serves both . A new lift at the heart of the complex
provides disabled access to upper floors . ... The traditional views flow on a north
- south axis through the brick of the older building contrasts wtih the space ,
linking the Bridgewater Canal to ... Specifications Carpets by Ege ( Reader
enquiry no 600 ) , ceramic tiles by Domus ( no 601 ) , fire - rated glazing by
Fendor Hansen ( no 602 ) ...

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Design for Dignity

A guidebook to architectural design for accessibility, this book is heavily illustrated to convey both individual details as well as the overall design of spaces and how they work or don't work for disabled users.

Author: William L. Lebovich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 253

View: 396

Written as a reference for architects designing facilities for the disabled, this volume explains how to design buildings with ease of access in mind. It studies accessibility in the design of offices, schools, homes, churches, theatres, stadia and other p

Architectural Science Review

Handbook 3594 Handbook of Architectural Technol . ogy , edited by Henry J .
Cowan . ... In Metals , the reader is given fundamentals of metallurgy , the
properties of ferrous and non - ferrous metals , alloys , and methods of jointing . ...
Due to the large numbers of materials described each item is given limited space
, and the chapter is suitable as a ... Some mention of telecommunications and
computer installation , and reference to the disabled in safety would enhance
these chapters .

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Universal Design Handbook

As a reference guide to designing for ADA and other international and American standards, this guide covers accessibilty for the disabled, elderly and children and encompasses vision, touch, hearing and motor impairment.

Author: Wolfgang F. E. Preiser

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071376051

Category: Architecture

Page: 1216

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As a reference guide to designing for ADA and other international and American standards, this guide covers accessibilty for the disabled, elderly and children and encompasses vision, touch, hearing and motor impairment.

Disability Studies Quarterly

For example , " Parallel Lives : Working on Identity in Virtual Space , " written by
Sherry Turkle , seemed like it would discuss different aspects of the Internet . ...
Accessibility in architecture has enjoyed some recent prominence in light of the
ADA ( Americans with Disabilities Act , 1990 ) ... It is additionally rewarding to the
reader when it is discovered that this project was completed several years pre -
ADA .

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Category: People with disabilities

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