|Bulletin boards and common house design||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bob Morrison (morrisonnetcad.ENET.dec.com)|
|Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 15:49:26 -0500|
I have a thought about common house design. If you have a bulletin board, which I assume most common houses do, there should be enough space in front of it so that people can stand and read the notices without blocking traffic. In the design phase, groups should decide where they want to put the bulletin board and ask the architect to design in plenty of standing room in front of it. This may seem obvious, but it apparently isn't to some architects. In the town where I live, the town hall was rebuilt about 20 years ago and the main entrance is in the new section. The bulletin board is located such that all people entering the building must walk past it. This is an ideal location in terms of visibility, but there is not enough space for people to stand in front of the board and read it. When they do so, they block traffic. This is a major nuisance both for people reading the board and people trying to pass by. A serious design error, and prohibitively expensive to fix, so we will probably have to live with it for another decade or two. I should mention that I live in the frost belt, so am assuming the bulletin board for the common house would be inside. I realize that outdoor bulletin boards are an alternative in a warm, dry climate. Bob Morrison Home: Boxboro, MA Work: Digital Equipment Corp., Littleton, MA
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