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The A&D community + coronavirus, May 22

May 22, 2020
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In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of postponed design events, infection-free playgrounds and social distancing office spaces of the future.

Venice Biennale postponed to May 2021

This year’s international architecture show has been moved to 2021, and the next art exhibition will also be delayed a year, to 2022. Read on the NYT >

Open House Melbourne goes digital

The festival scheduled for 25-26 July will be held online this year, engaging audiences in architecture and design events leading up to a hive of activity during the Open House Weekend. Read on Open House >

“It was like having the ground taken away from you,” say designers of COVID-19

Australian interior designers felt vulnerable, embarrassed and out of their depths in the first weeks of the coronavirus lockdown. Read on ADR >

Biennale Interieur postponed to Autumn 2021

The Belgian design fair has been postponed until next year thanks to ongoing uncertainty around major events due to COVID-19. Read on Biennale Interieur >

Rimbin is an “infection-free” playground concept designed to look like water lilies

Berlin-based designers Martin Binder and Claudio Rimmele have designed a concept for an “infection-free” playground where children could play together safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Read on Dezeen >

Daniel Andrews rolls out $2.7 billion construction package

The Victorian government has announced its latest tranche of funding to get the economy moving following COVID-19. Read on the ABC >

Vollebak weaves seven miles of copper into virus-killing Full Metal Jacket

Clothing company Vollebak has made its Full Metal Jacket from copper as the first step in developing intelligent and disease-resistant clothing in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Read on Vollebak >

Weston Williamson + Partners envisions social-distancing office

Weston Williamson + Partners has outlined its plans for a social-distancing workplace, with transparent screens around desks (pictured above), hands-free doors and a barista, to allow employees to safely return to its office following the coronavirus lockdown. Read on The Architect’s Newspaper >

The 37 most important interior design moments from the past 100 years

From Jackie Kennedy’s TV tour of the White House and the midcentury sets of Mad Men to Wes Anderson’s singular style and Snøhetta’s nature-first rooms, these interior design moments will cheer you up on a Friday afternoon. Read on Architectural Digest >

Architecture and design projects for kids to do at home

We’ve put together a selection of great architecture and design projects for kids to enjoy while they’re sheltering in place. Read on ADR >

Watch our Working from Home series

In this week’s collection of WFH videos, we hear from Architectus’ Marina Carroll and more. Watch the videos on ADR >

IKEA designs forts for children in lockdown

Furniture company IKEA has designed six play houses that can be built with its products to entertain children in coronavirus lockdown. Read on Insider >

How the coronavirus pandemic will change the way we travel

Trips will return, but they won’t be the same. Read on Architectural Digest >

Marc Goodwin photographs Madrid architects’ studios before coronavirus lockdown

Architecture photographer Marc Goodwin has shared photos of architecture studios in Madrid taken just before the country went into lockdown along with messages from the studios now. Read on Dezeen

Bates Smart releases Remote Working Survey

Bates Smart has distilled its findings from a survey it conducted with practices across the country. Read its findings on Bates Smart > 

Lead image courtesy of Weston Williamson + Partners.

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