Rear Window quarantine

"You, unknown neighbor,
went up to the roof every day with your children
and made me smile,
despite the heavy, leaden mood
that surrounded us."

In Milan, during this Covid-19 lockdown time, balconies, terraces and roofs have become the only useful places to get our yard time. We took a walk on the roofs transformed into gyms, solariums, libraries... balconies and windows were the escape route, the holiday, the break from a monitor-shaped job.
One of the consequences of the pandemic will be to rethink the design of houses, especially as regards the common parts, in order to make cities more resilient . In Italy the debate,involving architects, physicians, sociologists, has already opened.

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