A week ago I had a little domestic accident. Maybe I would not have given much importance to this little accident, but it does not let me work, sleep, and even climb the stairs of the apartment. I feel like I’m a bad robot. I had to take a break from work and stay at home, and here I found it hard to get out of bed or go to the kitchen on the ground floor.
All this pain made me wonder what was at the head of the architects who, all over the UK, built houses that have the kitchen on the ground floor and the upstairs bathroom. How can a man with disabilities or an elderly man handle himself in such a home? As long as you’re young, it’s a pleasure to climb and descend stairs. You strengthen your leg muscles, keep in shape, as you would say. But what do you do when old age or a health problem prevents you from going to the bathroom or kitchen without the help of others?
Did the architects also think about these difficult moments in human life? Has he suffered from the suffering that those left alone will endure, when they will struggle to warm up their tea or go to the toilet, climbing and descending all the steps of the house? Read More