How coronavirus is transforming our space and architecture by Marcelo Duhalde
Since the first Covid-19 outbreak happened in 2019, daily routines and how people interact with the environments around the globe have changed. These changes often go unnoticed. The purpose of this project is to give our readers a picture of what ways architects and urban designers are finding to adapt the spaces we live and work in amid the pandemic, and why architects matter in a post-pandemic world.
Instead of finding datasets, looking into articles and stories about this topic is what we did for research. Then the process started with a script with sketches. To make things more organised, the infographic is divided into seven sections: home, work, technology, mixed-use environments, hospitals, airports and urban planning. Followed by the introduction, these categories are also highlighted with illustrations at the beginning of the page when users start scrolling.
Illustrations and diagrams are used throughout the infographic, along with descriptions explaining how people can adapt to the “new normal”. Simple interactive contents such as images or text fading in and out while scrolling or hovering over were made to engage readers. An animated image is also used for explaining flexible living areas — rooms that feature moving walls and other adaptable interiors serving multiple functions.