At a very young age, Valérie Barth was involved with people suffering from disabilities, and, in particular, worked with and helped young people on events organised by the French organisation for paraplegics (APF).
Over time, she carried this sensitivity across into her work as an architect through various projects, starting in in 2004, for private clients wishing to improve the interior of their home while preserving its aesthetics.
Since 2012, she has been a pioneer in incorporating accessibility into architectural and property projects.
So, through her studio she proves that luxury, authenticity, diversity and disability can be combined.
This societal concern has led to laws that mean that certain considerations and investments are necessary, which can sometimes be costly.
Accessibility has an impact on design and the use of space
- regulations regarding families and handicap
- differences between new builds and existing buildings
- accessibility to the service within the construction