Proportion and form – ACCESSIBLE DESIGN DIMENSIONS

Overall Dimensions for Adult Wheelchairs Architects must equally be familiar with the dimensions of those with special needs, specifically the constraints posed by wheelchair use. Design to accomodate wheelchairs and other special needs is increasingly the rule rather than the exeption, particulary as the concept of universal design gains more prominence. Universal design suggests making…

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria – AUSTRALIA

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known simply as “The G“, is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria. Home to the Melbourne Cricket Club, it is the 10th largest stadium in the world, the largest in Australia, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, the largest cricket ground by capacity, and has the tallest light towers of any sporting…

Computer Guidelines and Standards – OTHER SYSTEMS

Virtually all architectural drafting is now done with the use of computers. Computer drafting, modeling, and renedering progams are taught extensively in schools of architecture, and where once the odd computer coursee was novel anomaly, the situation is now reversed: Hand drafting is taught, but often as thought it were Latin (a good language to…

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Fairfax County -Virginia USA

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, also called the Udvar-Hazy Center, is the SmithsonianNational Air and Space Museum (NASM)’s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. It holds numerous exhibits, including the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Enola Gay. The 760,000-square-foot (71,000 m2) facility was made possible by a $65 million gift in October 1999 to the Smithsonian Institution by Steven F.…

Harbour Bridge – Sydney

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a heritage-listed steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia itself. The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based…