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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 :)
Stairs with built-in wheelchair ramp. Robson Square · Vancouver, British Columbia How is it that I've not seen These???
Wheelchair Accessible Stairway by Architect Arthur C. Erickson. Vancouver, British Columbia
The 55 Most Oddly Satisfying Images on the Internet. You’re Welcome, Perfectionists…
epic grinds star wars
Meat Art, Meat Sculpture, Death Stars, Ground Meat, Ground Beef, Dort Stars, Stars War, Grinding Stars, War Meat
Star Wars Meat Art (by Epic Grinds)
Using Ground Meat, Man Creates Playful Sculptures - DesignTAXI.comUsing Ground Meat, Man Creates Playful Sculptures - DesignTAXI.com Here’s a man who certainly knows his meat. Using ground beef and pork, meat manager-cum-sculptor Kieran Gormley creates playful sculptures of iconic characters from video games and movies. From Pokémon and Mega Man to Star Wars and Sonic, Gormley’s meat sculptures certainly look too good to be cooked.
Choose between a ground pork Death Star and a ground beef R2D2. | 26 Meat Sculptures That Will Excite Your Inner Geek
Yarnton Manor was built by Sir Thomas Spencer, whose father bought the estate at Yarnton in 1580. The house retains some Jacobean features it was largely restored by Thomas Garner in 1897. Thomas Garner (1839–1906) was one of the leading English Gothic revival church architects of the Victorian era.
Yarnton Manor, Oxfordshire
Stones Step, Lakes House, Stairs, Oxfordshir England, Yarnton Manor, Gardens Structure, Gardens Gates, Ruins, Photo Shoots
photo shoot any one Yarnton Manor, Oxfordshire
gate to what used to be Yarnton Manor, Oxfordshire, England
soon to be entrance to Tinacre lake house
#garden #gate #folly #britain #england
Stairs: Stone #steps of beautiful ruin.
"follies" were garden structures that had no true use except beauty.
Stairs, Window, Abandoned Home, Urban Decay, Architecture Interiors, French House, Urbandecay, Abandoned Beautiful, Abandoned House
abandoned French house. ⭐D I love the stairs!
Abandoned house in France - love the windows and how the stairs wrap along the wall!
pinner said "abandoned house in France - I would love to know the stories behind these abandoned beauties!" - I agree!!!!
Urban Decay. -Abandon house in France
Abandoned home with beautiful windows and stairs
movie set, stairs coming down into the great hall in Avengard
If this house become renovated, it would be a beautiful mansion, look at these fabulous stairs.
what beautiful stairs, I wonder where they lead...some place beautiful? Never know unless you make the climb
Stairway: Prague, Czech Republic- wish this was part of my house!!! :)
Gothic Stairway. Mansion or Opera house.
Stairway to make a grand entrance and a half
Stairs, Grand Stairca, Grand Entrance, Movie Sets, Czech Republic, Places, House, Mansions, Stairways
Stairway in the Little Theatre -- Pompeii
Amazing places to go to.
Take in the view
Xian, China. Part of the Great Wall ?
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Mount Hua, or Hua Shan, or Xiyue is a mountain located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 kilometres east of Xi'an. It is one of China's Five Great Mountains, and has a long history of religious significance.
Firday Dopamine Dump funny 10 Photos | Online funzone | Funny Photos and Funny Videos and fun zone
?? / Hang #travel tips #travelling collections| http://travellingcollections613.blogspot.com
Xian, China #Beautiful #Places #Photography
The Great Wall, The View, Beautiful Places, Travel Tips, The Cities, The Offices, Amazing Places, Funny Photo, Xian China
Kew Garden Stairs, England
COOL outdoor stairs -- Kew Gardens perhaps?
Kew Gardens, England. This spiral staircase leads to the upper walkway of the Palm House where visitors can view the tops of the palm trees grown here.
Spiral stairs at Kew Gardens, London, England.
#Spiral #stairs at Kew Gardens, #England #stairway #Style #up #Entry #spiral
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Lovely spiral stairs at Kew Gardens, England. this would go nicely with the idea of a 'disoverable' house
Spirals Staircases, Spirals Stairs, Kew Gardens, House, Outdoor Stairs, London England, Ferns, Stairways, Gardens Stairs
Staircase | Entwined Branches
artful staircase hand rail
Laura Spector: Saving Trees Rustic Style | FarFetchers.com
Laura Spector Stair Railing
☷☷gorgeous stair railing made from vines and twigs and branches. Love this. I would hate to DUST it, but still, love it.
Stairs Railings, Staircases, Vines, Hands Railings, Rustic Style, Art Stairca, Laura Spector, Stairways, Branches
License plate stair case.
Ideas, Stairs Risers, Basement Stairs, Licenseplates, Basements Stairs, License Plates, Licen Plates, Bonus Rooms, Man Caves
basement stairs!!! License plate stair case.- what a cool idea!
Basement Stairs Remodel: man cave- Stair treads are painted black & the risers are covered with license plates & some other signs. The stairs then become a kind of display case for the license plate collection.
Amazing Idea! #LicensePlate
License plates as stair risers: from home state of family and friends using upstairs guest suite. Maybe every other done with decoupage maps? Bonus room stairs
Stairstep Art, Creative Funny, Cute Ideas, Rollers Coasters, Escal Funny, Funny Commercial, Crazy Stairs, Floors Graphics, Rollercoast Escal
floor graphics on stairs
Funny and cute idea!!!
roller coaster stairs :)
Creative Funny And Crazy Stairs Escalators #funny commercial ads #funny commercial| http://funnycommercialadsphotos46.blogspot.com
STREET ART UTOPIA - how fun would this be to do at home! Maybe on the basement stairs...
Street art // little people going up the stairs
graffiti or art? #art by caro schnyder
wall art street - Cerca con Google
Wall Art, Street Art Utopia, Little People, Streetartutopia, Graffiti, Basements Stairs, Step Stones, Help Hands, Sidewalks Art
A fallen tree is artistically carved into stairs at Mystic Beach in Sooke, BC
Fallen Trees, Chris Jansen, Artists Carvings, Usabl Stairs, Photo, Mystic Beaches, Gardens Stairs, Heavens, British Columbia
stairway to heaven.
A fallen tree is artistically carved into usable stairs on the trail to Mystic Beach in Sooke, British Columbia. ♥ Photo via Chris Jansen.
cool garden stairs
Look at Nature: A fallen tree is artistically carved into usable stairs on the trail to Mystic Beach in Sooke, British Columbia.
Ornate Staircase, Sicily, Italy
Ornate Stairca, Art Nouveau, Stairs, Sicily Italy, Waves, Interiors, Staircase, 18Th Century, Stairways
Ornate Staircase, Sicily, Italy~ beautiful wave
Staircase at Palazzo Biscari. Sicily Italy AN | Stairs
wow! Interior staircase at Palazzo Biscari - mid 18th century - Sicily Italy
Art Nouveau - Staircase at Palazzo Biscari. Sicily Italy AN
Ornate Staircase, Sicily, Italy And she's buying a stairway to Heaven......................
Blue Pueblo, Ornate Staircase, Sicily, Italy photo via ancien
Constructed in 1¼” hot-rolled steel and taking six months to be built, the stair landscape weighs 55 tons and is an installation of ribbon-like forms that divide and converge to form a topography of walkways, landings and steps.
Longchamp Stores, Heatherwick Studios, New York Cities, Thomas Heatherwick, Staircases, Traditional Stairca, Stairca Design, Cool Stairs, Stairways
Beautiful, creative caramel colored stairway. La Maison Unique « Heatherwick Studio
More cool stairs
Wavy Staircase at Longchamp Store in New York City. Design by Heatherwick Studio.
This staircase can be found in the new Longchamp store in New York, designed by Thomas Heatherwick. The steps are formed by continuous steel ribbons that stretch the length of the building and to the ceiling.
Horten Headquarters, København, Danmark.
Toilets Paper Tube, Spirals Stairs, Spirals Stairca, Stairca Design, Cool Stairs, Future House, Stairs Design, Design Blog, Horten Headquart
cool stair design
Why do I feel like I'm looking inside a toilet paper tube.
I want this in my future house!!!!
This isn't a roller-coaster; it's a 249 step staircase.
Sculpture, Buckets Lists, Rollers Coasters, Staircase, The Great Outdoor, Rhine Valley, Public Art, Coolest Stairca, Steel Arches Bridges
Stairs that look like a roller coaster in Duisburg, Germany -thinkin this goes on the bucket list....
It looks like any old roller coaster, with curves and heart-stopping loops. But instead of zooming by, people are walking—on inclines fitted with steps. This creation in Germany's Rhine Valley is an interactive sculpture, but it’s also one of the world’s most unique staircases.
World's coolest staircases Whether in shops, museums, or the great outdoors, the staircases we’ve found are inspiring works of public art.
Pink Pink Pink, Bright Pink, Color, Pinkpinkpink, Hot Pink, Pink Wall, Stairways, Pink Stairs, Heavens
Bright pink stairway. Wonderfully unexpected but not overdone.
Pink stairs and pink wall
pink pink pink stairs
Stairway to hot pink heaven, via buddha interiors. #pink #colors #colours
Handcrafted Modern by http://pinterest.com/lwilliamson/ | My current favorite house book
Well look who's on the cover! Great book about mid century designers!
#steamboatsmyhome #mountainliving #skitown #resortliving #smalltown #colorado #mountains #stairs #handcraftedmodern #midcenturymodern
Old wooden stairs. Wharton Esherton's home. Photo by Leslie Williamson from the book Handcrafted Modern. Via: wallssurroundyou.com
Leslie Williamson stairways
Handcrafted Modern, Stairs, Spirals Stairca, Handcraftedmodern, Book, House, Mid Century Design, Leslie Williamson, Stairways
The emerald staircase
Emeralds Cities, Walks, Stairs, Paths, Natural Beautiful, Color, Emeralds Green, Stairways To Heavens, Step Up
Nonicknameneeded - Step up to Green [someone else's great caption]
Green Color | emerald city
Emerald green steps
Would love to walk up these stairs. :)
stairway to heaven?
The Rookery's Light Court
Modern Interiors Design, House Design, Luxury House, Living Rooms Design, Design Interiors, Home Interiors Design, Frank Lloyd Wright, Franklloydwright, Design Home
#5Dinspiration - Burnham and Root Rookery (1888), Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned the stunning two-story, skylit lobby in 1905 #franklloydwright (at Inspiration)
The Rookery, #modern interior design #interior design #living room design #home interior design #luxury house design #home decorating before and after #living room design| http://interior-decorating-337.blogspot.com
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Grand Staircase, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia – photo by Philip Johnson. / M C ESCHERESQUE???
One of the most beautiful buildings in #Sydney is the QVB - Grand Staircase, Queen Victoria Building #Australia #BlackAndWhite #AndyMoine
Stained glass and stairs.