This week on Dezeen, designer Joe Doucet envisioned a face mask that can be worn as a fashion accessory and Production Club unveiled a conceptual PPE suit for clubbing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Designed to let people safely gather in nightclubs during the pandemic, the air-tight Micrashell suit would cover the entire upper half of the body – and even include in-built systems that allow the wearer to vape and consume beverages.
Creative studio Production Club told Dezeen that they created the concept in response to "reckless social behaviour".
"Seeing large groups of people ignore social distancing directives in order to go out and party, we felt obligated to address both issues and find a solution that benefited all," it said.
New York-based designer Joe Doucet released visuals for a minimal face shield that could protect users from Covid-19 infection.
The shield would be worn on the face like a pair of sunglasses, offering an alternative to "uncomfortable and awkward" personal protective equipment (PPE).
The architecture world also offered solutions to the current coronavirus crisis. Foster + Partners launched its #architectureforhome initiative, which provides entertaining challenges for children bored during lockdown.
Activities include building a paper skyscraper, learning how to draw trees, and creating their own miniature city.
There was no fun and games over at Zaha Hadid Architects, which announced this week that hackers had managed to steal company data and hold its server to ransom.
The practice was able to avoid paying out any money but said the rest of the architectural community should be "extremely cautious" of cybercriminals, particularly as so many people are currently working remotely.
Photography also proved popular this week. Architect Julio Alberto Cedano captured new images of Lafayette Park, a residential development designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1959.
Italian photographer Simone Bossi then released pictures of Meditation Space, a cylindrical concrete structure completed by Tadao Ando in 1995.
Bossi explained to Dezeen that the project was an exercise in capturing the building's unsual ambience.
"The weight and the scale of its emptiness made me feel calm, protected, isolated, even overwhelmed somehow, but also extremely free at the same time," he said.
Other projects that caught the attention of readers include an Antwerp fire station that Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven covered in glazed red bricks, Base Cabin, an A-framed micro home on wheels by Studio Edwards and Shofukumaru, a tuna fishing boat designed by Nendo to relieve the stress of crew members on board.