Metric Handbook Notes

Here are some of the notes I have taken from this book:

2. Basic Design Data

The topics I looked under are:

  1. Anthropometric

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  2. Ergonomics
  3. Worktop heights
  4. Serveries (example in big picture below picture 2.6 )
  5. Storage (example in big picture below picture 2.9)
  6. Maintenance
  7. Disabled people
  8. People in wheelchairs
  9. Ramps

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    Wheelchair ramp dimensions

  10. Width of Corridors (example in big picture below picture 2.23)
  11. Turning space
  12. Doorways (example in big picture below picture 2.31)

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    Wheelchair access through doorways

  13. People on crutches (example in the big picture below picture 2.32, 2.33 and 2.34)
  14. Circulation spaces

 

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Sheet with a few drawn diagrams on

 

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Chapter 18 seating chart

 

Summary:

By reading chapter 2 of this handbook I’ve learnt that there is a lot to consider when designing a space as you have a lot of factors to think of. I had a quick look through Chapter 18 as well for serving counter measurements.

Bibliography:

  • Adler, D. (1999) Metric handbook: Planning and design data. 2nd edn. Oxford: Architectural Press
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