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Ocean House by Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors living room
Ocean House is an Australian beach house with an open-plan interior

Predictions on how coronavirus will affect open-plan living feature in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features founder of The Modern House Albert Hill's claims that the coronavirus pandemic has reversed the trend for open-plan living.

Hill made the comments in a live discussion hosted by Dezeen about the future of housing. It was organised in conjunction with House by Urban Splash.

Hill said that buyers were increasingly looking for homes with a variety of different rooms for different activities rather than large, open multipurpose spaces.

Readers seem relieved. One said "Yes! The end of modernism is nigh!".

Exterior of Spice and Barley by Enter Projects Asia
Enter Projects Asia weaves rattan sculptures through Spice & Barley restaurant in Bangkok

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a design installation for the Spice & Barley gastro lounge in Bangkok, a solar and electric vehicle with a range of up to 1,000 miles on a full battery and a monolithic house in the town of Tegna, Switzerland.

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