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Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 22 April

Daily coronavirus briefing: today's architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes delays to work on Notre-Dame Cathedral and an intensive care unit in a shipping container.

Vivviene Westwood and Christopher Kane create hopeful coronavirus posters

Artists and designers including Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane and Wolfgang Tillmans have created protest-style posters about coronavirus for Dazed Media (via Dezeen).

Notre Dame restoration delayed due to coronavirus

The lockdown in France has meant work on the fire damaged Notre-Dame Cathedral (pictured before the fire above) has had to be delayed again. Workers still need to remove the melted cage of steel scaffolding surrounding the building before any restoration work can occur (via Reuters).

Shipping-container intensive care unit installed at Turin hospital

A two-bed intensive care unit within a shipping container, designed by Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota, has been built at a hospital in Turin and is being used to treat patients fighting the coronavirus (via Dezeen).

Perkins and Will envision mobile-testing stations in school busses

The New York studio of Perkins and Will has designed a concept for mobile testing units that would be built in vacant school busses so they could prioritise lower-income communities (via Perkins and Wills)

Lack of design input in healthcare is putting both patients and doctors at risk, says physician

Hospitals "desperately need designers" to improve everything from the way they tackle coronavirus to the layout of operating theatres and the design of medical charts, according to a senior US doctor (via Dezeen).

New York technology company develops low cost ventilator

10XBeta, a tech centre for researchers and start ups based in New York, has responded to the ventilator shortage by developing a "bridge" ventilator that can help coronavirus patients who are not critically ill breathe and only costs $3,300 (via The New York Times).

Moooi makes video to mark cancelled Salone del Mobile

Dutch design brand Moooi has made a video in homage to Milan's Salone del Mobile and Furisalone, which have been cancelled this year due to coronavirus. "We miss our beloved friends and partners, and all the magic we make happen together," said Moooi founder Marcel Wonders (via Moooi).

IKEA releases secret Swedish meatball recipe

People missing the taste of IKEA's signature dish can recreate the culinary experience at home during lockdown after the flat-pack furniture company released the recipe in the form of a six-step instruction manual (via The Independent).

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Main image is by Clem.