26 Apr '12, 10am

Yawning Bread: A window to the importance of design

I think we can be a little bit charitable here, and not blame it on poor design. Let’s be generous and credit HDB with trying to keep cost down. This was especially so in the older estates when the early-generation flats were built with only 3 lift landings each – at the bottom, at the middle-storey and at the top floor. Since then, the government has been cognizant of the rapidly aging population and has started to install lift landings at every floor. So, in the same vein, the HDB should not replace all the windows with what Alex has proposed here, now that maids falling to their deaths are becoming a common occurence. In fact, this is cogent not just to address the issue of maids falling to their deaths. We also have had many cases of window frames falling down and becoming killer litter. So, yes, have a programme to replace all windows with these “safety” windows.

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