Rise of the 20-minute neighbourhood

The ability to work, live and play all within 20 minutes’ reach is the new gold standard. In planning circles, it’s a concept known as the 20-minute neighbourhood, and it has surged in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The rise of the 20-minute neighbourhood has come from people’s desire to return to living locally and […]

Woods Bagot designs office layouts for workplaces post-coronavirus

Woods Bagot has designed four workplace templates that merge working from home and office life during and post coronavirus restrictions. The Working from Home, Working from Work project was designed to “help clients restore business productivity with long term, sustainable solutions”. The templates move beyond health and safety to encourage collaboration and creativity during and […]

ACA’s third pulse check reveals “widespread concern about the pipeline of work”

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia’s (ACA) third pulse check reveals architecture practices’ continuing concerns about the work pipeline disruptions caused by COVID-19 and uncertainty about transitioning back to offices. Pulse check No. 3 builds on the knowledge developed through the pulse check surveys No. 1 and No. 2 to inform the ACA’s advocacy and […]

Take the ACA’s third ‘pulse check’

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia’s (ACA) third ‘pulse check’ continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on the architecture industry,  increasing knowledge of what is needed to ensure a robust future for architectural practices. The ACA’s second ‘pulse check’, conducted at the end of March, revealed that 89 per cent of respondents had had […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 22

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of “coronagrifting” designers and architects and sanitising bubbles and seaweed capsules. COVID-19 will further separate the talented from the “cookie cutter” says Jackie Johnston Creativity will “go through the roof” when the coronavirus pandemic passes, forcing designers to be even more “individual, unique and distinctive” […]

COVID-19 will further separate the talented from the “cookie cutter” says Jackie Johnston

Creativity will “go through the roof” when the coronavirus pandemic passes, forcing designers to be even more “individual, unique and distinctive” according to Rothelowman design consultant Jackie Johnston. “This experience will further serve to separate the cookie cutters from the good designers,” Johnston tells ADR. “It’s an opportunity for all of us to stop, focus […]

The design competition gets digital spritz

Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) uses the COVID-19 pandemic to rethink the design competition for the digital space.  Out of the Covidian gloom, the international design competition with a digital spritz is emerging. An innovation that meets commissioning clients’ desires to survey and interact with the world’s architectural talent while also enabling everyone to stay safe […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 22

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 […]

Designers will be challenged to integrate to post-COVID-19 restrictions says Jessica Ball

Designers will be challenged to “respond to” and “come up with” strategies that address and alleviate concerns about public safety and physical comfort post-COVID-19 according to interior architect Jessica Ball. “The challenge will be creating that sense of distancing and encouraging people to spread out in an integrated and beautiful way.” Speaking to ADR, Ball […]

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

Australian interior designers felt vulnerable, challenged and out of their depths in the first weeks of the coronavirus lockdown say Adele Winteridge and Mardi Doherty. The two interior designers are the leaders of the DIA Melbourne Practice Group and they asked for Paula McCarthy from Working Dynamics‘ Paula McCarthy to facilitate a survey about the […]

Architecture and design projects for kids to do at home

While some are back at school, there are plenty of budding designers still studying from home following the coronavirus lockdown. With that in mind, we’ve put together a selection of great architecture and design projects for kids to enjoy while they’re sheltering in place. Challenge Cards by James Dyson Foundation The James Dyson Foundation has devised 22 […]