Current architectural theory and practice deal mainly with the issue of buildings for social services in the urban environment. Life in the countryside has its differences, so does caring for the people in need outside the city. The aim of the project is to compile professional and study materials providing comprehensive information on current practice in the implementation of buildings for social services in the countryside (housing for the elderly, day hospitals, community centers, low-threshold facilities for children and youth, etc.). First of all, the creation of a clear database of such buildings, sorted according to criteria relevant to architecture and typology. Using case studies, the project will assess whether the current practice meets the specific needs of the rural population. Interviews with users and staff of the analyzed objects will provide a deeper insight into these needs. The database will also make it possible to compare new buildings for selected purposes with the use of reconstructed historic buildings, both in terms of the frequency of individual solutions and to determine whether this difference universally affects the spatial quality of buildings. The project will include an analysis of existing subsidy programs which support the development of buildings for social services in rural environment. The aim of the project is to determine the specifics of buildings for social services in rural areas and to enable the definition of appropriate approaches to the design of such objects. The output of the project will serve not only as a basis for further research on the topic of buildings for social services, but also as a reference base, especially for studio teaching of similar typologies. At the same time, it will supplement the publications of the Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on the issue.
The aim of the survey is to get the data to support project "Design of space for people with Parkinson's disease" solved at FA CTU. The survey will be designed to verify existing knowledge by addressing patients with Parkinson's disease.The survey will be developed and evaluated in cooperation with the 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University and the General University Hospital in Prague. The outputs will be useful also for scientific research in the medical field. The funds will be used mainly on cooperation with the statistician / sociologist and material to ensure the survey.
The aim of the project is the expansion of technical and educational materials, providing comprehensive information about using of space by population with special needs. Parkinson disease is neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system, directly connected with decrease of nerve cells in the brain, producing dopamine - transmitter of information. Due to the lack of dopamine, the brain can not transmitt information to the muscles which leads to loss of control over movement. The aim is to show diverse needs of people with Parkinsons and the impact of architectural and material solutions to their orientation and self-sufficiency.
Architectural space and orientation of persons with sensual handicap - material solution of surfaces is a project which task is to explore and to learn from situation of cities and places which are important and also difficult to solve from the point of accesibility a easy spatial orientation. Material solutions of surfaces directly influence the quality of the space, so do influence possibilities of sensation and usage of concrete space by persons with sense handicap. Cities and buildings which have been chosen are visited not just by persons with handicap. One of their highest priority is comfortable surroundings for everyone and they pay attention in the idea of universal design Design for All. Design for All is defined in so called Stockholm declaration European Institute for Design and Disability as:...design for human diversity, social inclusion and eqality. These cities and places are located in various states of Europe with different attitude to solutions of the problem.