Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 16 April

Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 16 April

Daily coronavirus briefing: today's architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes architecture films chosen by Dezeen readers and hospital gowns made from airbags.

HTA and HOK launch The Industry Prints to co-ordinate efforts to 3D print face visors for NHS 

Architecture studios HTA and HOK have established a nationwide initiative called The Industry Prints to manufacture and distribute face visors made to NHS specifications (via The Industry Prints).

10 films for architecture fans recommended by Dezeen readers

In response to our story highlighting films with interesting architecture to stream during coronavirus self-isolation, Dezeen commenters have recommended 10 more architectural films (via Dezeen).

Graphic Matters distributes positive posters in the Netherlands

Design studio Graphic Matters has distributed 300 posters with positive public service announcements, created as part of the Stay Sane, Stay Safe project, around the town of Breda in the Netherlands (via Graphic Matters).

Ford using airbag material to make reusable hospital gowns

Automotive company Ford has begun making hospital-grade isolation gowns from the fabric usually used to make its airbags (via Quartz).

Lego latest company to start production of face masks

Toy company Lego has modified its machines at its factory in Billund to produce visors for healthcare workers in Denmark. The company is producing 13,000 face visors a day (via Business Insider).

Studio Precht designs Parc de la Distance for outdoor social distancing

Austria-based studio Precht has designed a park divided by high hedges that would allow people to be outdoors while maintaining social distance during the coronavirus pandemic (via Dezeen).

Faroe Islands launches tours using remote-controlled locals

The tourism office of the Faroe Islands has launched an initiate called Remote Tourism that lets people tour the island by controlling a person with a camera attached to their head (via Guardian).

Google's Wing drones deliver essentials during coronavirus pandemic

The Wing drone delivery system developed by Google is being used to deliver toilet paper and medicine to residents in lockdown in Virginia, USA (via Dezeen).

Tokujin Yoshioka shares three-step template for emergency face shields

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has created an "easy-to-make" face shield for healthcare workers fighting Covid-19, which attaches to the wearer's glasses (via Dezeen).

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