Inclusive Design for Historic Buildings: Architectural Approaches to Accessibility (Paperback)

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Inclusive Design for Historic Buildings: Architectural Approaches to Accessibility (Paperback)

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Historic-listed buildings continue to be enjoyed in the UK as places of work, education, entertainment, worship, and more. However, in order to retain and enhance their value to society, they must function inclusively and provide easier access for disabled visitors. Inclusive Design for Historic Buildings explores how this challenging ambition can be reconciled with the long-standing objectives of building conservation. Experienced Access Consultant David Bonnett clearly sets out the qualifying elements for inclusivity and explores the architectural methods available, identifying five key typologies. Over twenty-five case studies are examined in-depth, each illustrating a successful solution. Topics covered include:
  • the history of inclusive legislation
  • access auditing
  • working on-site and on-plan
  • consultation with disabled clients
  • creative problem-solving skills
  • social dynamics of the future.
Inclusive design is now a fundamental consideration whenever a historic building is being adapted, upgraded, or remodeled. This book will be of great value to students and practitioners alike, as well as all creative professionals working in the built environment. It should inspire those responsible for historic buildings to prepare demanding briefs when considering change.
Dr. David Bonnett FRIBA has advised on inclusive design for over thirty years. His personal knowledge of disability and architectural experience in historic buildings led to founding David Bonnett Associates, now a leading UK Access Consultancy. He is also a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University and a Design Council built environment expert. Pauline Nee is a surveyor who specializes in building conservation. She has combined this with an interest in universal design. In 1989 Pauline carried out research in the US, which led the way in today’s accessible design. She joined David Bonnett’s practice in 2013, working with him on a range of historic buildings.
Product Details ISBN: 9781785009006
ISBN-10: 1785009001
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English