chapter  2
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People and space

WithUpdated by Professor Norman Wienand

KEY POINTS: x Certain dimensions are crucial to individual use and health x Satisfying the average situation is unlikely to help the majority x Each case must be carefully considered with all classes of users,

particularly people with different abilities, in mind

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Anthropometrics 3 Ergonomics 4 Sanitary facilities 5 Domestic space standards 6 Bibliography


1.1 Universal design As a general aim, this chapter should be viewed primarily as a starting point in the design process, as a guide to the principles and conventions that govern how particular building types are planned to suit their eventual occupants. A primary and guiding principle adopted throughout is the concept of universal (or inclusive) design.