[community] Design for Autism

Justin Obara obara.justin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 15:07:50 UTC 2016

Fast Company’s summary of DaSilva Architects design for the new Center of Autism and the Developing Brain. ( http://www.fastcodesign.com/3054103/how-to-design-for-autism ). Part of their approach was to pay specific attention to the sensory sensitivities that often affect those with autism. That influenced the lighting and materials used, and resulted in the design appearing more like a small village/town rather than a typical space.

The post end’s with the quote:

"There's a joke that if you know one autistic person, you know one autistic person," Black says. "Each autistic person is very different: it's a whole spectrum of different conditions."
But we might argue that this is true of everyone.



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