Designing Physical Distance

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How to design for a pademic.

Our lives have been profoundly affected by the 2020 pandemic – in ways big and small.  As we look forward to the future, we need to be thinking about what the new normal will look like.

How does design react to a once in a generation pandemic?  Should it?

How do we reevaluate standards and practices to better accommodate times when social distancing is required?

What types of infrastructure and architectural programs are now more important aspects of both public and private spaces?

These big questions will be wrestled with for the foreseeable future, and k-da is actively developing new models of city and country living that work to address them.

Our friends, colleagues, and former heads of Parson’s School of Constructed Environments at LTL have developed the excellent Manual of Physical Distancing. True to form, LTL does an excellent job of applying design and spatial thinking to the problem, and it is a valuable resource for those interested in learning more about how architecture is responding to the issues of the day.