Ramps may be difficult for designers and architects to work with. They are helpful (and often needed by law) for strollers, wheelchairs, and other wheel-equipped devices. They can be visually intrusive and out of place with the rest of the design. In the image below, we look at a collection of ramps that have been expertly merged into sets of steps.
Ramps are inclined surfaces that join different levels of a space. Commonly used at the entrances of buildings to accommodate level changes from the exterior grade to the interior floor, ramps provide accessibility for wheelchair users, individuals with disabilities, and wheeled equipment. The maximum slope of a ramp is calculated to provide comfortable and easy access to the building. Low ramp-slope ratios will require longer runs, while steeper slopes can have shorter lengths.