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dc.contributor.authorDemirkan, H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:14:55Zen_US
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:14:55Zen_US
dc.date.issued2007-04en_US
dc.identifier.issn1813-7253en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/23502en_US
dc.description.abstractBased on the concept of 'aging in place,' design of houses in the past years are explored. Design features in the built environment become barriers for aging people with functional limitations. Initially, houses were designed according to the required needs of the user with the physical limitations. Later, adaptable house design was introduced that allows the house to meet the specific needs of the user, while maintaining the appearance of the house until more obvious accessibility features are needed. Today, 'design for all' is recognised as a tool for ensuring physical accessibility for aging people. The holistic perspective embedded in the universal design theory should be systematically and consistently developed during the design process. © European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREPA) 2007.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleEuropean Review of Aging and Physical Activityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11556-007-0016-zen_US
dc.subjectAgingen_US
dc.subjectFunctional limitationsen_US
dc.subjectPhysical accessibilityen_US
dc.subjectUniversal designen_US
dc.titleHousing for the aging populationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Interior Architecture and Environmental Designen_US
dc.citation.spage33en_US
dc.citation.epage38en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber4en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11556-007-0016-zen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US


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