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Oliver Heiss, Christine Degenhart, Johann Ebe

Birkhauser, 2010
112 pages
70 colour, 80 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 9783034605779

Building for Everyone - that is the definition of what lies behind the unwieldy concept of"barrier-free design" the complete and totally 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 pubic 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 the 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.


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