No Image

Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 1 April

April 1, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 1 April

Daily coronavirus briefing: today’s architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes a low-cost ventilator, a hospital in Central Park, Salone del Mobile mask collection and brands including IKEA promoting staying at home. Engineers in India developing low-cost ventilator Engineers at Nocca Robotics in the western Indian city of Pune are developing a ventilator that will cost 50,000 rupees (£530), which is

The post Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 1 April appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Working from home “the new normal” for architects and designers

April 1, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Working from home "the new normal" for architects and designers

Coronavirus lockdowns will have a profound impact on how creative businesses work in future, according to architects and designers including Carlo Ratti Associati, BIG, Snøhetta and Pearson Lloyd. Over the past couple of weeks a huge shift in office culture has occurred, with teams spread across multiple houses instead of one studio. This has forced

The post Working from home “the new normal” for architects and designers appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 31 March

March 31, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
coronavirus design and architecture briefing

Daily coronavirus briefing: today’s architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes news on Dubai Expo 2020, how Covid-19 hospitals are built, Sam Jacob’s design academy and an F1 team making a breathing aid. How emergency coronavirus hospitals are built Architects for Health chair Christopher Shaw explains how conference centres such as the ExCel in London are being converted

The post Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 31 March appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 30 March

March 30, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Coronavirus design briefing

Daily coronavirus briefing: today Dezeen is launching a new daily briefing, rounding up news about the coronavirus pandemic that is relevant to the global architecture and design community. Read our first briefing below and keep up to date with our coronavirus coverage here. American architect Michael McKinnell dies of coronavirus (via Boston Globe) Michael McKinnell, best

The post Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 30 March appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

American architects mobilise to make coronavirus face shields for hospital workers

March 29, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
American architects mobilise to make coronavirus face shields for hospital workers

Architects across America including BIG, KPF and Gensler have teamed up as part of an open-source project to manufacture face shields to protect hospital workers treating coronavirus patients. Firms across the country are using their own 3D printers and laser cutters to make the visors, which are being delivered to hospitals for distribution to front-line

The post American architects mobilise to make coronavirus face shields for hospital workers appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

UK government announces financial support for freelancers impacted by Covid-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The UK government has announced that self-employed workers impacted by coronavirus will be eligible for grants worth up to 80 per cent of their average monthly earnings from June. The support package, announced by UK chancellor Rishi Sunak today, means that self-employed workers and freelancers who have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic will be

The post UK government announces financial support for freelancers impacted by Covid-19 pandemic appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until 2021

March 24, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Japan Tokyo 2020 stadium

Breaking news: the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been postponed until next year as it becomes the latest global event to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was announced today by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe who stated that Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, agreed “100 percent” with the decision. More to

The post Tokyo Olympics to be postponed until 2021 appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

“Glimmer of hope” as studios in China reopen after coronavirus shutdown

March 19, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0

As China recorded its first day with no new coronavirus cases, architecture and design studios in the country have said they are gradually returning to normality. “It’s a tough and challenging time, however, our colleagues in Hong Kong are back in the office and our stores in Hangzhou and Hong Kong have reopened,” said London-based

The post “Glimmer of hope” as studios in China reopen after coronavirus shutdown appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

SO-IL designs exhibition to showcase patchwork boro fabrics

March 18, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Boro Textiles at Japan Society

New York architecture firm SO-IL has designed an exhibition to present a Japanese handicraft that uses remnants of hemp fabric. SO-IL created the Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics exhibition for New York’s Japan Society. It showcases the boro textiles practice that originated in Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries when cold climate conditions made growing cotton

The post SO-IL designs exhibition to showcase patchwork boro fabrics appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Government’s coronavirus advice “crippling blow to the UK’s creative industries” says Creative Industries Federation

March 17, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Government's coronavirus advice "crippling blow to the UK’s creative industries" says Creative Industries Federation

The Creative Industries Federation has criticised the UK government’s decision not to ban group gatherings due to coronavirus, as it could restrict the ability of creative organisations to claim compensation. The national membership organisation that represents companies in the UK’s creative industries believes that the decision to advise social distancing rather than implement a ban on

The post Government’s coronavirus advice “crippling blow to the UK’s creative industries” says Creative Industries Federation appeared first on Dezeen.