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  • New York hair salon Hawthorne Studio is designed for social distancing

    Wooden frames, moveable styling stations and plants are used to encourage social distancing in this New York hair salon, which local studio BoND designed during the coronavirus pandemic. BoND, led by architecture duo Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger, began working on the design of Hawthorne Studio in January this year, just a few months before
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  • Isometric creates toolkit for safely reopening museums following the pandemic

    Brooklyn design firm Isometric Studio has devised a set of guidelines to help museums reopen safely following coronavirus, including adding signage to encourage social distancing and using masks as entry tickets. Toolkit for Museum Reopening: Design Strategies and Considerations outlines design strategies museums can use to prevent the spread of infection. “Audiences are seeking constructive […] More

  • “The office will continue to be a vital part of most of our lives” says Helen Berresford

    The coronavirus pandemic will not kill the office, but we will see some striking changes when we return to work, says Helen Berresford, head of Sheppard Robson’s interiors studio. Post-pandemic offices will be reduced to 20 per cent occupancy, shared spaces will have to be rethought and a “pandemic mode” may be introduced to some workspaces, […] More

  • MASS Design Group outlines redesign strategies for restaurants following coronavirus

    US architecture firm MASS Design Group has suggested that restaurants add barriers, remove bar seating and seek local produce sources to curtail the spread of infection and allow patrons to safely eat out following the coronavirus lockdown. The studio’s research, called Spatial Strategies for Restaurants in Response to Covid-19, comprises diagrams and case studies that detail […] More