Show Notes

Minh recently travelled down to Sydney to attend the Sydney Disability Expo. While there, he met up again with Tina Kordrostami from MHA DESIGN, based in Ryde (Sydney) to record a second episode on our show. This time, they discuss "spaciousness" from a physical, abstract and social standpoint, and the important role it plays in the design of an SDA home.

Tina discusses the importance of recognizing how space is experienced from the perspective of potential participant residents when in the design phase of an SDA home. Further to this, also considering staff comfort and necessities through the separation of the office space from their habitable OOA space. Understanding the impact that space makes on neuro divergent residents can be the determining factor between a supportive home and a compliant institution.

Much is discussed about the impact of land size on the house design, and the consequences of not creating privacy and independent living, for participants to live in. The outdoors, and the indoors, both have a vital role in the delivery of a "home" for participants that they can enjoy living in.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”


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