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POST PANDEMIC: HOW WILL IT IMPACT FUTURE CITIES

POST PANDEMIC: HOW WILL IT IMPACT FUTURE CITIES

The current COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the way we live and the way we work.

Will this affect the way we design and build our cities? Will there be fewer high-density residential buildings?

Social distancing is kicking in, you can see fear in the eyes of those walking around our city streets. Suddenly crowded places and residential areas became uncomfortable. Adjusting to the new normal will take time. In this new form of living, we are forced to change many habits, including being isolated at home, spending hours to disinfect our homes and reducing the social and physical contacts to a minimum.

Although the situation is still unfolding, already the COVID-19 pandemic is begetting new design theories.

According to Architectural Digest, many designers and architects anticipate the broad implementation of automated touchless technologies—such as voice-activated elevators, hands-free light switches, and cellphone-controlled hotel room entry—in public spaces to mitigate against contagion.

As the sanatorium inspired modernist buildings, so too might construction elements from 21st century health care be appropriated for public space, such as ventilation systems to remove contaminated air. Like the modernists who rejected ornament in service of hygiene, contemporary designers are likely to utilize anti-bacterial materials in forms that can be easily sanitized. https://slate.com/business/2020/04/coronavirus-architecture-1918-flu-cholera-modernism.html

Close System Modern Villa design approaches are more considerate about the impact of the pandemic to our cities. See some design below:

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Pandemics have long been a tragic scourge on our cities, they’ve also forced architecture and city planning to evolve. It could also spur changes to construction technology processes, thus, encouraging the whole AEC industry to adopt tools that could avoid leverage the use of technological processes and equipment.

Share us about your insights about this post pandemic affecting how we design our cities.