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Equitable use

Volume 8 May 2017

THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN

We begin a series on the Seven Principles of Universal Design, their history and their application to our current legislation and daily lives.

Project Updates, Team news, Calendar....

Principle 1: Equitable Use PDF PDF  Text TEXT
Wedge Wood House

Volume 7 November 2016

DISABILITY AND INCLUSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE
Part 3 of 3: Diverse Facilities

Diverse Facility provision is required within educational infrastructure so that participants with disability and/or long-term health conditions and/or SEN can fully engage in all learning and developmental activities.

Team news, Project Updates, Client Testimonials, Calendar.....

Launch of a new Service: HOME ACCESSIBILITY SERVICE

Above: The Wedge Wood House. Architect: Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd. Builder: Mick Pierce, Mitty and Price. PDF PDF  Text TEXT

Framing

Saumya

Volume 7 May 2016

DISABILITY AND INCLUSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE
Inclusive infrastructure: why?

Overall, approximately one in five (20%) Australians is a person living with disability. However the incidence of disability increases with age to more than four in five (80%) beyond around 80 years of age.Part one of a two part series.

Saumya Kaushik (left) has recently travelled to Bangladesh in January to work hands-on with Building Trust International on Cyclone Housing Design.

Project Update - Accessibility, research and architecture project news.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILING PROGRAM
In-house Construction Detailing training program, designed and delivered by Managing Director, Mary Ann Jackson

Calendar of Events and more......

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Social housing
Floating

Volume 6 November 2015

Communicating Architecture, Setting Parameters

How does one ‘communicate’ architecture? Or more specifically, how are the parameters of accessible architecture communicated?

Marginalisation, Disability and the Built Environment

An inaccessible built environment is unnecessarily further marginalising still. Join us in our campaign to eradicate Avoidable Inaccessibility, in both mainstream and marginalised settings.

Project Updates

Social Housing
Floating + Competition Entry
Team News and more.....

Left: top - Social housing completed, bottom - Floating + presentation

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social housing

water collection

Volume 6 July 2015

Design, Technology and the Built Environment

"The enabling success of assistive technologies however reflects the failure of the built environment to provide access to the spectrum of human ability within society. Technology alone should never be seen as a panacea."

Read the final Report from the Parliament of Australia’s Senate Inquiry into ‘Young People in Nursing Homes’ and more VDD Studio actitivites. News from Dencity - a design competition encouraging architects and planners to think about how to handle the growing problem of substandard housing.

Project Updates:
Alterations & additions with Heritage Overlay
Accessible parking reviews and reports
Social Housing under construction

Team news, calendar, ACCA Conference 2015, Universal Design resources....

Photos:
Top - Social housing under construction
Bottom - Water collection station from Dencity submission

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Building Trust International BBQ
Social Housing

Volume 6 March 2015

Why Universal Design Matters
“Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by
all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or
specialized design.”

Project Updates: Inner City Terrace, Social Housing, Accessible Carparking.

Universal Design Resources

VDD Studio submission: ‘Young People in Nursing Homes’

Team News, VDD Studio activities, Calendar and more....

 

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Top - Building Trust International Luncheon
Bottom - Accessible Social Housing

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house for waste picker

Volume 5 November 2014

Why Transdisciplinarity Matters
The need for co-operation and co-ordination between experts and the inclusion of stakeholders in defining objectives. Why open discussion and dialogue is essential.....

Featured Project
We are currently finalising our report on accessible carparking in the City of Port Phillip council area. Data collection and analysis combined with extensive community consultation brings together traffic engineering, accessibility and urban design.

VDD Studio
A report on the recent studio activities including; House for Waste Picker, Affordable, Accessible Modular Living and responses to calls for public consultations.

Projects Update, Team News, Calendar and more.....

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good access
eyecare

Volume 5 June 2014

Project Update: Latest news of our recent projects.

Why Community Development Matters: (cont. from April 2013)
Increased equity and quality of life or the recently touted "Equality of Opportunity?"

This issue explores the integral components of Community Development; Accessible community health care, affordable housing, inbuilt accessibility for all and why everyone suffers in an unequal society.

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Kensington fieldworkRestorative community

Volume 5 February 2014
Why Research Matters - continued from October 2012
Research can be considered as a continuum. Learn and Investigate, Propose and Practice, Teach and Review, Learn ….

Featured Project: Restorative Community
Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd is very honoured to announce that the latest iteration of our Restorative Community concept has been selected for publication in a book showcasing the best submissions entered in Self Sufficient Habitat, an international competition organised by the Catalonia Institute for Advanced Architecture.

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Nov 2013

Volume 4 November 2013
Competition winning Wet + Dry House (Muhammad Kamil, Lead Project Designer) project is now constructed in Phnom Penh.

Why Architecture Matters.....continued from January 2013
Good architecture brings people together in new ways, stimulates sensorial experience and promotes health and well-being.

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Aug 2013

Volume 4 August 2013
Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd’s Restorative Community (Nick Shearman, Lead Project Designer) project continues to accrue accolades internationally. We are very proud to announce that Restorative Community, one of the projects selected from over 200 entries from 35 countries, is on display in the Architecture of Necessity exhibition, Virserums Art Museum, Sweden.

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January 2013

Volume 4 April 2013

The importance of community development in our work is reflected on VDD's recent Cambodian Sustainable Future Housing competition win and, with Here Studio, an exhibtion of our interpretation of Emergency Shelter.

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January 2013

Volume 4 January 2013

We are keeping ourselves busy early this year with social housing, competitions and planning for conferences. Also our Latin America representatives have done a great job at the trade mission. Check out the news letter for more.

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July 2012

Volume 3 October 2012

In this issue we look at VDD's research and educational activities. Also our featured project: Upgrading Apartments - Improving Existing Building Stock, and see what we can do for you.

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July 2012

Volume 3 July 2012

VDD’s Advanced Access Auditing Methodology (AAAM)was successfully implemented earlier this year for a project involving an Access & Mobility Audit of 50 Strip Shopping Centres and one Major Activity Centre for an inner Metropolitan Melbourne municipality.

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January 2012

Volume 3 January 2012

A fabulous spatial feel and excellent accessibility outcome. Universal design considerations included ageing in place and vision impairment (macular degeneration)

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Mid 2011

Volume 2 Mid 2011

VDD are proud to have been the access consultants for this important health facility located in the heart of the Pacific.

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December 2010

Volume 1 December 2010

An adaptation of VDD’s Affordable Australian home design in conjunction with Wheeler Design & Construction (Builder, Dan Wheeler) was judged one of the winners of the Victorian ...

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July 2010

Volume 1 July 2010

Warmest mid-winter greetings from everyone at Visionary Design Development. We would like to take the opportunity via this newsletter to update our clients, colleagues and associates on the first half of 2010...

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January 2010

Volume 1 January 2010
Happy new year for 2010 from everyone at Visionary Design Development. We hope this will be a productive and prosperous year for all our clients and associates. An appropriate time to reflect on the accomplishments and completed projects of 2009.
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