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The A&D community + coronavirus, May 15

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 15


In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of screens for social distancing on planes, guidance on how to thrive in a new post-COVID-19 reality and Russia’s online pavilion for the 2020 Venice Biennale.

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 >

Factorydesign proposes Isolation screen for social distancing on planes

Aviation consultancy Factorydesign (pictured above) has envisioned how social distancing could be achieved on planes after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic with its Isolation screen divider kit. Read on Factorydesign >

Caret Studio installs gridded social-distancing system inside Italian piazza

Italian practice Caret Studio has installed the StoDistante installation in an Italian square to encourage social-distancing as a temporary solution for reactivating public spaces. Read on Caret Studio >

BQE Software Australia releases The Future of A&E Firms in Australia and New Zealand Post COVID-19 report

The company has put together a collection of ideas and strategies to provide Australian and New Zealand architecture and engineering firms guidance on how to “survive, thrive, and conquer” post COVID-19. Download the free ebook >

“You can’t stay stagnant” during COVID-19, says Carley Nicholls

Practices and studios need to think beyond the now to how they want to be positioned when the coronavirus pandemic passes, says interior design strategy and practice director Carley Nicholls. Read on ADR >

Space Popular launches virtual reality art gallery

The London design studio has created a gallery in virtual reality for the Architectural Association. Read on Space Popular >

“Teamwork is more crucial than ever” during COVID-19, says Miriam Fanning

In another of our virtual fireside chats with Australian architects and designers about leadership in the time of COVID-19, the founder of Melbourne’s Mim Design Studio is committed to staying positive. Read on ADR >

“A crisis poorly seized upon,” says Dr Crystal Legacy of urban planning post COVID-19

Dr Crystal Legacy discusses the creative opportunities of re-negotiating urban planning’s prejudices post COVID-19. Read on ADR >

Architecture’s vernacular in a post-COVID-19 world

For the first time since League of Nations was founded, a future of universal aesthetics may cease to be the academically sanctioned Architectural Canon. Read on ArchDaily >

Designers imagine ways to socialise in a post-coronavirus world

Dezeen asks designers focused their efforts on creating objects for life after COVID-19 lockdown, from blankets and frames for social distancing in parks to unconventional face shields. Read on Dezeen >

AIA publishes guide for re-occupying shuttered buildings post-quarantine

The American Institute of Architects has published a tool designed to help make the re-inhabitation of existing buildings take place more safely as the initial round of nationwide shelter-in-place directives begins to fade away. Read the Re-occupancy Assessment Tool >

The Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020 goes completely digital

The Russian Federation Pavilion announced that its exhibition Open! will “move to an entirely online presence”. The online platform will release over the course of several months, podcasts, video interviews and lectures, films, a video game and a live music act. Read on the pavilion’s website >

Milan calls on architects and designers to create social-distancing devices

Architects and designers are being asked to devise social-distancing devices to allow Milan’s bars, shops  and public spaces to reopen safely following the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Read on Dezeen >

Preview The Met’s postponed About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has created a virtual version of its About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Watch it on YouTube >

Lead image courtesy of Factorydesign.


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