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This week, architects and designers created medical equipment to fight coronavirus

April 4, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
American architects mobilise to make coronavirus face shields for hospital workers

This week on Dezeen, designers created face shields, mask holders and an emergency hospital to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. BIG, KPF and Handel Architects, were among the architectural studios in the USA that have begun 3D-printing face shields to protect health workers battling coronavirus. Researchers from MIT developed their own face shield. The extremely

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Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 3 April

April 3, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
coronavirus architecture and design briefing

Daily coronavirus briefing: today’s architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes a colourful message of thanks designed by Morag Myerscough, a social distancing-market and Cannes Lions news. Morag Myerscough creates colourful thank you to health workers British designer Morag Myerscough has collaborated with In Good Company to create “a message of thanks and love to our incredible dedicated frontline

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Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage saved by Art Fund campaign

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UK charity Art Fund’s crowdfunding campaign to save artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman’s cottage in Dungeness from being sold to a private owner has been successful. The Art Fund has raised £3,624,087 to purchase Prospect Cottage in Kent, which was at risk of being sold to a private individual, from the Keith Collins Will Trust.

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Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 2 April

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Daily coronavirus briefing: today’s architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes converting buildings into hospitals, a public health artwork campaign and an Elon Musk donation. BDP architect explains how ExCel centre was converted into coronavirus hospital Converting convention centres into coronavirus hospitals is the most efficient way to increase intensive-care capacity, according to James Hepburn of architect

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Dezeen announces Virtual Design Festival starting 15 April

April 2, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
Virtual Design Festival

Dezeen announces Virtual Design Festival, the world’s first online design festival, taking place from Wednesday 15 April onwards. With much of the world in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the global architecture and design community is, along with many other sectors, facing unprecedented challenges. Virtual Design Festival (www.virtualdesignfestival.com) is a platform that will bring

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Opposite Office proposes converting Berlin’s Brandenburg airport into superhospital

April 1, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Berlin Brandenburg Airport Superhospital by Opposite Office

German studio Opposite Office has proposed creating a temporary Covid-19 superhospital inside Berlin’s unfinished Brandenburg airport during the coronavirus pandemic. Opposite Office founder Benedikt Hartl wrote an open letter to the German minister of health, Jens Spahn, proposing the idea to temporarily transform the unopened, 220,000-square-metre airport. He believes that the project, titled Covid-19 Superhospital

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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

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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

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RIBA president Alan Jones unexpectedly steps down

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Alan Jones elected RIBA President

The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects has temporarily stepped down from his role due to personal reasons. Jones, who became RIBA president in September 2019, told the organisation that he needed to “take some time out” from his duties. According to the organisation Jones will not be returning to his position for at least

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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

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