Accessible Dwellings: Accessible Dwellings in Seest

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Mette Daugaard Houe
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
‘Accessible Dwellings’ is addressing the physical living
environment for intellectually disabled adults. Working
with the aspects of promoting inclusion in the surrounding
society and to foster a high degree of self-determination,
the dwellings are perceived as a foundation
of ‘the good life’. Within a broad emphasis on sustainability
the social and environmental aspects are main
focus in this project.
Mentally disabled are often requiring clear boundaries
and a structured everyday. This will be facilitated by
enhancing the zoning of the housing with a distinction
between private areas and social spaces. This will
contribute to an increased wellbeing of the inhabitants.
Physically disabled require accessible dwellings with optimized
solutions regarding to access routes and stationary
solutions. On the basis of an analysis of the user’s
needs design guides will be determined.
Environmental sustainability is to be adapted to this
specific project. Active and passive means shall be balanced
on the behalf of a good and healthy indoor climate
and an energy reduced building. Passive means as
the shape and construction of the building envelope, its
position and orientation will be dealt with along with
considerations of active means as energy-producing
Publication date28 May 2014
Number of pages101


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