Will Coronavirus Change Architecture?

Well before COVID-19, the built environment was informed by the legacy of disease pandemics.
 
Flu, cholera, and tuberculosis in the early 20th century helped define modernist architecture’s preoccupation with the healing effects of light and air. The sterile, therapeutic environments of sanitoria became a sought-after aesthetic.
 
COVID-19 is already pushing designers toward more touchless technologies in public spaces. Future venues may be designed smaller, with more open spaces. Open-plan offices may see a decline. The cubicle could make a comeback.
 
“Rather than a provisional fix, social distancing could become a design paradigm,” writes Vanessa Chang.
 
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ez
April 26, 2020

Fine and good if you are in an office or perhaps a mall BUT
how do we revise, revitalize, remake, resurrect slums ?

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