Designing Homes for the Aged

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20328765
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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Practice Note, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
ISSN0701-5216
Volume60
Pages30
Subjectold people's homes; accessibility; design criteria; retrofitting; Housing technology
AbstractThis Building Practice Note addresses the problem of retrofitting homes for the aged to meet the design criteria of the eighties. Part 1 develops the concept of a dynamic functional program and compares this to a static model used at the time of construction. It discusses how variables can be translated into an architectural program expressed in terms of performance criteria for the spatial and environmental elements. Barrier-free design is identified as the most critical issue in developing the functional and architectural programs. Part 2 assesses three case studies for their compliance to barrier-free design and recommends some solutions to the problems identified.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierBPN-60
NRC number764
NPARC number20328765
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Record created2012-07-18
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