Accessible Housing: Quality, Disability and Design

Accessible Housing: Quality, Disability and Design

by Rob Imrie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415318912

ISBN-13: 9780415318914

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Considering the interrelationships between disability and housing design with a focus on the role of policy in addressing the housing needs of disabled people, this book sets out some of the broader debates about the nature of housing, quality and design. In what ways are domestic design and architecture implicated in inhibiting or facilitating mobility and

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Considering the interrelationships between disability and housing design with a focus on the role of policy in addressing the housing needs of disabled people, this book sets out some of the broader debates about the nature of housing, quality and design. In what ways are domestic design and architecture implicated in inhibiting or facilitating mobility and movement of people? What is the nature of government regulation and policy in relation to the design of home environments? The author addresses these questions, and brings a range of approaches to accessible design in housing to the forefront of debate, assessing how far policies and practices are equal to the challenge of creating accessible and desirable home environments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415318914
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IConcepts and contexts11
1Accessible housing, quality and design13
2Disability, design and the speculative house-building industry45
3Housing quality, standards and the domestic environment68
Pt. IISecuring accessible homes89
4'Ideal homes' : disabled people's experiences of domestic design91
Case study : domestic lives - Jenny, Elaine and Toniä110
5House builders, disability and the design of dwellings115
Cast study : constructing accessible dwellings on sloping sites135
6The regulation of the house-building industry141
Case study : securing accessible housing in two English towns159
7Experiential knowledge as a component of housing quality165
Case study : cultivating influence through disabled people's organizations182
Pt. IIIPromoting accessible housing191
8Inclusive domestic environments193

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