On Thursday 17 June I wasted a day at the Design Museum and hobnobbed with Wayne Hemmingway and Charles Leadbeater! http://enabledbydesign.org/blog/2010/06/iframe-srchttpembedscribblelivecomembedv4aspxid17484themeid204-width400-height300-frameborder0.html http://www.hemingwaydesign.co.uk/ Mr Hemingway designed Kioskiosk so I was able to name drop my niece who had been the tenant of one outside Boris’s house! http://www.jo-davies.com/ Mr Hemingway grew up in a home … Continue reading A Wonderful Day by Tower Bridge
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/09/AR2006080901625_2.html I understand Boris wants similar.
This very strange word is used in chemistry and architecture with very different meanings! The following is from an architectural perspective and has other strange words, like ocularcentrism, deliberately put here to get google hits! It feels a bit postmodern, but stay with it! http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3575/is_1239_207/ai_64720968/ " Hapticity And Time Architectural Review, The, May, 2000 by Juhani Pallasmaa … Continue reading Hapticity
http://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Accessible-Hotels.pdf Best practice suggestions for accessible hotels and accessible rooms include: adopting a clear and easily understandable layout to the hotel as a whole and to the room itself. This will help all visitors to comfortably use the hotel facilities and removes the need for unnecessary assistance offering equal standard of use in all public … Continue reading Accessible hotels
In the fifteenth century in Renaissance Italy, the main cities like Venice and Florence had groups of influential individuals who met together regularly to think about and plan about the issues they were facing. These were called Operas. The terms universal design or inclusive design are now being used - how might we enable sustainable … Continue reading Community Architecture
We suggest a project of a group of young disabled people tasked to report on their experiences of being disabled and accessing services, access to life chances and transition to adulthood. We would ask each young person to complete a life diary and to detail their experiences of being a disabled person, accessing services … Continue reading Lived Experience
Visual Anthropology” has a Shooting guide for a Photographic Survey of an Urban Neighbourhood that is a very valuable contextual checklist for design for all. If we map various locations from a disabled person’s viewpoint - both a specific destination and its context - we are building a very valuable tool for others to decide … Continue reading Visual anthropology – guide
The introduction notes: The story begins at age seven when John was hit by an automobile, suffering a fractured skull and what later was demonstrated to be severe damage to the left hemisphere of his brain; he became severely handicapped in spelling and mathematics....The hearing centers were so traumatized as to impair permanently the integration … Continue reading Visual Anthropology
#mce_temp_url# is a very beautiful wave shape in the walls and roof. A commentary notes that this design has a greater volume and uses less materials than an ordinary cube!