Wheelchair Accessible House by Acton Ostry Architects

Wheelchair Accessible House by Acton Ostry Architects

Sarah Coffey
Aug 19, 2008

In Vancouver, BC, architecture firm Acton Ostry renovated a 1950s ranch house on a sloped site for a partially paralyzed man. Partition walls were removed and open spaces were preserved. Architects added large sliding doors and louvered skylights to flood the interior with sunlight...

Detailed features designed for wheelchair accessibility include the open bathroom shower, low cabinets that serve as built-in closets, and counter areas with clear space underneath.

Outside, native plants and a rock garden cover the gentle slope of the site. For more information on Acton Ostry Architects, click here. For more photographs and a detailed explanation of the house's wheelchair-accessible features, see this article from the Slow Home.

Photos: Acton Ostry Architects

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