Architecture In Political and Literal Views

Architecture In Political and Literal Views - ENVIROMENTS...

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ENVIROMENTS ACROSS THE LIFE CYCLE Social Factors April 12, 2010 One size does not fit all! - About kids and elderly The trees will outlast us all - Body is changing - “older age brings a closing in again. The body imposes some limits, and brief rides outside in a wheelchair on good days” - The environment around is changing too .- “For my father too the spatiality of life changed. No longer able to drive a car, but broken paving stones mean you keep your eyes down as you walk” Universal Design- implies a process that goes beyond minimum access codes and standards, to design environments that are comfortably usable by people from childhood into their oldest years - Extreme example- NICU the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit- “The colorful atmosphere makes for a very pleasant working environment” was the caption - Bad design because they are designing for the staff not the little babies KIDS Sensory Intervention - when external stimuli are presented out of sequence (Light then Sound), the stimuli trigger the onset of development of one sense modality like vision before the prior modalities are developed. - What about elementary kids?- class rooms what is better, hard and soft classrooms o A study of this came to the conclusion that soft classroom
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