Ottawa architect designs 'sponge house' for children with special needs
Home designed with rounded edges, soft surfaces helps prevent injuries
When a six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy asked for a house that she can't hurt herself in, an Ottawa architect and her team came to the rescue.
Sonia Zouari and her team came up with a house full of rounded edges and cushioned surfaces, as well as therapeutic open spaces, textures, smells and sounds to stimulate the brain.
Zouari was inspired by her two-year-old daughter, who has a rare genetic disease with symptoms similar to cerebral palsy.
Find out more about the "sponge house" in the video player above.