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 […]

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 […]

“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. In another of our virtual fireside chats with Australian architects and designers about leadership in the time of COVID-19, the co-director of Melbourne’s Studio Tate brings the […]

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

Making yourself available to your team members and preparing a set of guidelines to assist with working remotely, isolation and anxiety is the advice from interior designer 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 […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 08

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of design solutions for the post-pandemic world, strategies for rebounding and an architecture-themed colouring book. Illustrator Anna Gibb draws Isolation Escapes architecture montage The British architect and illustrator has combined buildings by architects including Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe to create an architectural montage of places people […]

12 movies with dreamy homes to distract you during lockdown

If week five of coronavirus lockdown is giving you the case of cabin fever, we’ve chosen 12 films with dreamy interiors that can offer some escape from your own four walls. The Holiday, 2006 There is some serious envy in watching this Christmas-themed flick since it centres around something we can’t do for the foreseeable […]