In an opinion piece written for Dezeen, writer, design consultant and TV presenter Ogundehin explains that, "The home played a pivotal role in the recent global crisis. Forced to double as office, school, gym, even restaurant, whether it felt safe or suffocating, it came under forensic examination, and for many was found wanting."
She proposes 11 ways the pandemic could impact the design of future homes, including more easily adapted rooms, use of touchless technology, and the addition of air filtration systems to boost immunity.
"In the future home, form will follow infection," she writes.
Other stories in this week's newsletter include Herzog & de Meuron's proposal for Canada's tallest skyscraper, a Mexican hotel designed using local and sustainable materials and images of the Berliner Ensemble theatre, which has removed 500 seats to allow for social distancing.
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