Oversight at home
Take care of good oversight for the resident
Architectural spaces (sightlines)
In order to
provide the quiet of spatial clarity.
In the introduction of the context independent living it was emphasized that one has to be suffiently self-reliant, something which depends mainly on the ego-functions, while the problems on the autism-dimension may be considerable. This implies, among other things, that one may have difficulties with spatial orientation. For this reason it is advisable to provide the home with a clear physical and visual structure.
Arentzen & Steele suggest the following to implement this advice:
“The spatial layout should be easily understood by providing clear visual access into and between rooms. Use half-walls, vestibules, and cutouts to allow residents to preview a space before entering it. People will be more apt to use (…) rooms if they can assess the space (…) before entering them. Minimize the unknown.”