Enable Prefab

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Year
2024
Client
Private
Location
Various
Size
33 sqm
Photography
Renders by Patrick Jago

Comfortable accessible living for your home.

A result of the studio’s research into aged care, dementia support & post-op at home rehab, ‘enable prefab’ is a prefabricated home designed to accommodate the needs of older Australians to support aging in place. Adhering to Liveable Housing Australia’s guidelines the home’s interior design prioritises easy movement, with widened doorways and safe access between the living space, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Internal features include accessible power points and light switches, low window sills, and level floor surfaces.

Living spaces are designed for comfort, while the kitchen is easily adaptable, accommodating wheelchair users with lower work surfaces and modular joinery for easy modification. Safety measures include appropriate manoeuvring space, contrasting colours for the visually impaired, and additional built-in task lighting.

The bedroom is designed for ample manoeuvring space, with additional services for personal safety devices. The bathroom design prioritises accessibility and safety with nonslip surfaces, and reinforced walls for grab rail installation. Removable walls and fixtures provide flexibility for easy adaptation accommodating changing needs without extensive renovations.

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