Lifetime homes

These town houses were designed to high standards of environmental performance and constructed to life time home standards. They are located in an urban extension called Upton on the edge of Northampton, UK. Life time home standards are part of a raft of policy approaches adopted by some statutory bodies and local authorities to encourage home builders to craft dwelling design to respond to the needs of people with mobility impairment, particularly those who use wheelchairs. They offer some potential to provide ease of access to domestic space, but they fall short of responding to the manifold complexities of bodily interactions in space.

Imrie, R., (2006), Independent lives and the relevance of lifetime homes, Disability and Society, 21, 4, 359-374.