The Coronavirus outbreak has changed the way we live our lives and it will most likely be the same the next few years while vaccine is not yet produced. All of us need to adapt the new normal inluding the practice of architecture and design. What do you think would be arhictecture would look like after this crisis?
Hygiene through Architecture
The world’s stay-at-home strategy though supported by digital technology and government officials who delievers food at home, possesses risk to everyone. Our skeptical relationship with public bathroom makes it hard for food deliever to do the recommended disinfecting through handwashing.
However, there are commendabe practices that we can adapt to improve hygine regimen. In European Cities, market halls’ washrooms have full-time cleaners and attendants. In Asian countries, one has to put off his shoes before entering one’s home or even in public places. In we want to mitigate the transmission of the virus, the architecture of hygienshall soon be prioritized
The architecture designs we use today are actually developed to address the public health crisis. For instance, your room has windows to prevent the proliferation of tubercolosis disease back in the day.
The archicterul professions is now finding ways to adapt the new normal – to properly execute the social distance rule. Hence, few months from now, new approaches in architecture. It would primarily focus on public places such as streets, plazas, sports centers, and buldings.
Reclaiming the pre-pandemic activity
With so much uncertainty brough by the pandemic, it is hard to say we could go back to what we were before the crisis. While restrictions are ideal to prevent further outbreak, architects and designers of cities and buildings have to adapt and think designs for the future.
For now, the hygiene in archicture and new approaches in architecture for social distance are some good strategies we can adapt to reclaim our pre-pandemic activities. Architects should examine possible strategies to at least mitigate the next possible wave of contagion.