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Wider design focus for Michael Graves

Now relying on a wheelchair to get around, the distinguished US architect creates buildings for survivors, reports BARBARA SADICK

He cares: Mr Graves says people need 'buildings, rooms and objects that are easy to use and understand'. His Wounded Warriors Home Project in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. - MICHAEL GRAVES AND ASSOCIATES WEBSITE/FILE PHOTO

[NEW YORK] IN 2003, Michael Graves had just returned home from a business trip to Germany and Switzerland. He wasn't feeling well and told colleagues at his architectural firm that he was leaving early to go home and rest. By the next morning, Mr Graves - one of America's most prominent