for De­sign­ing mo­bil­ity

Thea Mcmil­lan, de­sign di­rec­tor at Cham­bers Mcmil­lan Ar­chi­tects, has the low­down

Ideal Home (UK) - - Before & After -

1 sight­lines are Vi­tal It's im­por­tant to be able to see where ev­ery­one is, and what they are do­ing – we used steel frames to min­imise struc­tural el­e­ments.

2 floor­ing needs care­ful plan­ning Floors and thresh­olds must be ab­so­lutely flush, to make it as easy as pos­si­ble to move around.

3 ev­ery space should be con­nected This is im­por­tant for en­cour­ag­ing de­vel­op­ing in­de­pen­dent move­ment and use of a walker.

4 the gar­den should be ac­ces­si­ble This has both vis­ual and phys­i­cal ben­e­fits as it al­lows de­vel­op­ing in­de­pen­dence.

5 the House Has to work for ev­ery­one Con­sult the fam­ily to en­sure the space is de­signed for ev­ery­one, not just the dis­abled mem­ber.

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