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 […]

‘Now is the time to reeducate yourself,’ says Alexandra Donohoe Church

Read the books you’ve been meaning to read and tackle all the back burner jobs one at a time is the advice from interior designer Alexandra Donohoe Church. In another of our virtual fireside chats with Australian architects and designers about leadership in the time of COVID-19, the founder of Sydney’s Decus Interiors is the […]

HUA HUA Architects designs socially distanced public space

Czech Republic based HUA HUA Architects has designed an outdoor eating prototype that reconciles people, restaurants and public space during COVID-19.  Social distancing has proven to be the most effective way of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic but the impact of these regulations on the economy have been profound. HUA HUA Architects’ Gastro Safe Zone program […]

Help staff members “feel connected and safe in their roles” during COVID-19, says Greenbox Architecture

This week’s virtual fireside chat is a little different as we reach out to Greenbox Architecture to see how the Sydney practice is approaching leadership during COVID-19 as a studio. Greenbox works across a variety of project types and sizes from single dwellings to multi-res, office fit-outs, data centres and commercial buildings. Its focus as […]

Self-care tips for architects and designers WFH

Week five of lockdown and we’re all feeling the strain, so we’ve rounded up the top self-care tips to help you get through another week of working from home. With most of us now doing what we can to work from home, it’s easy to feel somewhat confined, or isolated. This can be particularly true […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 01

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of architecture challenges for children, Zaha Hadid’s cyber attack and more COVID-19 leadership advice from Australian architects and designers. Foster + Partners shares architecture challenges for children in lockdown The British architecture studio has published a series of architecture challenges for children in lockdown, including building […]

Activist design in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to move design from offshore production systems to local manufacturing. Dr Guy Keulemans, practice-led researcher at UNSW Art & Design, says that the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on offshore production models is a reminder of the fragility of these systems and represents an opportunity for Australian design to reinvest in local manufacturing. […]