|Re: Porches||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jenn Cartee (jcarteegmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 19:17:38 -0700 (PDT)|
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 13:37:50 -0700 > From: Joani Blank <joani [at] swansway.com> > You are right about porches being "wonderful transitional > spaces." However, they have a (to my mind serious) drawback. That is, they > make every unit that has one inaccessible to persons in wheelchairs > (unless, of course the porches are in the unit's "back yard) and the front > of the unit is on grade, but then they only are transitional between the > unit and its semiprivate "backyard." if there is one.) Why do porches need to have steps? Why not a railed patio sort of area in front of each home leading to common pathways? Or a ramped approach? Presuming porch=steps strikes me as a unnecessary assumption. But likely closer to the common definition of porch than what I was thinking. Hmm. My family had a concrete slab with rails we called our porch growing up, so that likely goes into the difference. Jenn Cartee
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