Today, architects should not consider accessibility as a set of technical answers but as an architectural desire which gives everyone the feeling of being the same.
I am inspired by the principles of Universal Design, a method of designing accessible and inclusive spaces and environments suited to all users, regardless of their needs, size, age, motor, sensory and mental abilities.
For more than 15 years, I have been helping professionals in the hotel and tourism industry to develop comfortable and accessible rooms where it is pleasant to stay.
It simply requires ergonomics that respects comfort, safety, simplicity, ease, but certainly not in response to excessive standardization that has been frozen for over 50 years! According to my international experience as a wheelchair user, 90% of hotel rooms reserved for people with reduced mobility (PMR - Personne à mobilité Réduite) are only accessible with pain.
This image shows my vision for a Universally Designed small hotel room (25m2 - 269 ft2) with flexibility, simplicity, intuitive-use, security and, of course, comfort and accessibility as my major point of view. I am wondering when I could have such a bathroom like the one I have in my mind. Would you like to help me?
For more information and contact: https://pantou.org/jyp-conseils-0
Jean Yves Prodel
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