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Barrier-Free Design: Principles, Planning, Examples (Detail Practice) (Paperback)

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"Building for everyone" - that is the best definition of what lies behind the unwieldy concept of "barrier-free design": the complete and total usability of buildings, including for those with disabilities, for the integration of all of society's members can only succeed when their environment is made accessible to them.
Demographic changes demand new qualities of private and public space, qualities that are also required by new legislation. The Detail Practice volume "Barrier-Free Design" provides all planners and architects, but also interested building sponsors, with basic practical information and a range of possible planning implementations in the domain of barrier freedom. It shows how corresponding requirements can be turned into aesthetically distinguished architecture. And it demonstrates that taking barrier freedom into account in the early planning stages of a project need not lead to additional costs compared to "classical" construction and design. In addition to an overview of planning fundamentals, the book also includes the associated body of rules and regulations as well as examples of how they are embodied in actual projects and perspectives on their development in the larger European context.

About the Author

Oliver Heiss, Architect, Urban planner. Christine Degenhart, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Architect. Johann Ebe, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architect, Urban Planner.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783034605779
ISBN-10: 3034605773
Publisher: Birkhauser
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2010
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Detail Practice