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Building For a Lifetime: The Design and Construction of Fully Accessible Homes.

Author: Wylde, M, Baron-Robbins, A., Clark, S.
Year: 1994
Type: Book


This book signals an important change that is taking place in the way we design, build, and remodel houses.Traditionally designed houses work well for young, able-bodies adults, but not so well for people who are injured, chronically ill, or simply aging. But with houses designed and built to accommodate change, people of all ages can enjoy an independent and satisfying life without having to move. It shows how such houses are planned, built, and appointed, and how they can be attractive and distinctive architectural creations as well. Whether you are planning a new house or undertaking a small-scale remodeling project, this book will inspire and inform you. It will force you to think about the broader issues of esidential architecture, construction, and product design. Building for a Lifetime will help you choose an appropriate site and design accessible approaches, driveways, pathways, ramps, and entrances; select the hardware, appliances, and systems that work best for all people, regardless of their abilities or disabilities; design better doors, windows, and stairways; build or remodel kitchens and bathrooms; and understand accessibility goals and standards.

Further Details

Pages 281 p.
Publish Location Newton, Conneticut
Publisher Taunton Press
ISBN/ISSN 561580368
Accession Number 24.10.02
Keywords mobility, universal, product, design, regulation compliance, lighting

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