How Gallaudet University’s architects are redefining deaf space

Autor/a: KOLSON HURLEY, Amanda
Año: 2016
Editorial: Curbed
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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The world’s only liberal arts institution for the Deaf creates an architectural movement. To operate it, you would stand in the hallway and pull a chain. Then, inside, a lead weight would drop to the floor. Vibrations from that thunk alerted residents that someone was calling. A standard doorbell wouldn’t have worked because residents wouldn’t have heard it: Gallaudet is a university for the Deaf.