Interesting things in Internet
Interesting things in Internet
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Idea, Squares, Landscape Architects, Univ Design, Stairca Design, Wheelchairs Ramp, Stairs Design, Stairways, British Columbia
i really admire the design of these stairs and how they incorporate a wheelchair access ramp. in a world were barrier free design is essential to living a full and happy life, its amazing to see architect Arthur Erickson and landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander hava taken literal steps to design stairs AROUND a ramp, instead of the other way around. RE: in response to amount of discussion ive been getting with this photo, id like to put my opinion in the mix, as some people have been getting quiet upset about this. for those of you who arent studying architecture, the inclusion of barrier free design in modern architecture and civil projects has been a very positive addition. with a large portion of north america’s population entering their elderly age, the need for barrier free entrances, exits, pathways and vertical elevation devices is a must, and it makes sense. there are a few people who have negatively commented that perhaps the ramp is a a little too steep, that including the ramp in the middle of the stairs is degrading to a person with a disability and that these citizens are “getting in the way” of able-bodied people, who are walking up the stairs. i am very glad this design has brought up these issues, and it only continues to prove that there are still kinks to work out in barrier free design. my take: after analyzing the picture, i have discovered 2 things: 1. as i live in Ontario, Canada, i will reference the Ontario Building Code: “barrier free ramps” are allowed a maximum slope of 1:12 (4.7 degree slope). my best guess from the stairs in this picture, there is a 1:2 (26.5 degree slope). that being said, this stair design is in Vancouver, British Columbia and doesnt follow the Ontario Building Code. fortunately, BC does have a similar building code, and the 26 degree slope makes this a non-barrier free ramp. on the other hand though, there was no mention of this ramp even being built to barrier free standards, BUT persons with wheelchair-required disables could still find this ramp useful if used with an able-bodied care taker. 2. my response to the idea that the ramp degrades disabled persons since they are crossing the path of able-bodied, and have a longer route, is the exact OPPOSITE. please think to yourself the last time you noticed a barrier free ramp that was one of the main entrance ways, and not off to the side, away from the main set of stairs. the idea of this design was to incorporate the ramp into the stairs, thereby giving respect to the disabled persons, and combining both entrances into a single, equal entrance. i strongly believe this is a fantastic way of viewing society as one group of people with different needs, rather than separate groups with different abilities. thanks for your time guys, i appreciate the feedback. let me know what your take on it is :)
Stairway designed with wheelchair ramp.
Stairs with built-in wheelchair ramp. Robson Square · Vancouver, British Columbia
Big Cat, Old Circus, Animal Kingdom, Take A Bath, Wash Tubs, Vintage Circus, Christian The Lion, Lion King, Bath Time
Big Kitty Taking A Bath
big cat bath time
Bath time. reminds me of christian the lion. and i love that story.
Lion in the wash tub
Old circus inspiration. Washing a lion.
Bath time Kitty! #vintage #circus
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
Anchors, Remember This, Smooth Sea, Business Quotes, Motivation Quotes, Skills Sailors, Inspiration Quotes, The Waves, Smoothsea
A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor. I must remember this!
A smooth sea never made a skillful #sailor. Ride the waves... just keep sailing!
a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor quote anchor navy
A Smooth Sea, business quotes
Step into the future - NOW. A swarm of nano Quadrotors -
Labs, Agility Nano, Nano Quadcopters, Videos 1 43Min, Flying Robots, Cool Technology, Nano Quadrotor, Quadrotor Videos, Drones
Flying Robots Called 'Nano Quadrotor' Drones Swarm Lab
Flying robots - a.k.a "nano quadcopter robots" - that can work in formation. ((drools))
Nano Quadrotors - cool technology developed by University of PA in collaboration with MIT and others. Check it out.
KONY 2012 - Need to Take Action