UD in prefab affordable housing

picture of a kitchen with a lowered section of kitchen bench with sink and kneespace belowThe FastCo Design website has an interesting article about ageing in place using universal design principles in prefab housing. Some of the designs pictured include sections of kitchen and bathroom benches suited mainly for wheelchair or seated users. This is not necessarily universal design. The design focus is on an unknown person with a disability rather than external view of a pre-fab houseall the potential occupants. Indeed, not all older occupants, or people with disability will need to sit to do everything. However, the article is moving the agenda forward into the pre-fab and affordable market in America, and also meets with the Green agenda.

 

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