Tag: coronavirus (COVID-19)

brooklyn’s domino park painted circles on the grass to ensure social distancing

to avoid crowds and ensure social distancing, new york city authorities have painted white circles on the grass of brooklyn’s domino park. the initiative gives visitors visual guides that delimit safe socializing areas, making sure they can sunbathe and enjoy time outdoors while maintaining the required distance. images by marcella winograd opened to the public […]

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ana prvački creates ‘multimask’ for safety, beauty and transformation

artist ana prvački has introduced the ‘multimask’, a 3 in 1 mask design that reflects on the current global pandemic situation. the mask covers safety, beauty and transformation and it tries to reimagine quarantine and isolation as a time for renewal and personal growth.  ana prvački presents her project known for her experimental approach, ana […]

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venice architecture biennale postponed to 2021- the theme would have been so timely!

the venice architecture biennale, originally scheduled for 2020, has now been postponed until 2021 — opening on may 22 and closing on november 21. the decision was made after the event’s organizers said it was impossible to successfully present such a complex exhibition in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been particularly destructive […]

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christophe gernigon’s suspended shields imagine future of restaurant dining

as life beings to reopen and people slowly yet considerately reconnect during the coronavirus crisis, restaurants and bars must find a new and safe way of welcoming in customers whilst social distancing. while an amsterdam restaurant places diners in their own individual greenhouses, designer christophe gernigon conceptualizes plex’eat which suspends XXL protective visors around the […]

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restaurant in amsterdam installs greenhouses to ensure social distancing

as countries in europe being to come out from the lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants are starting to experiment with new ways to have people safely dining out again. a restaurant in amsterdam called mediamatic has found an innovative and adorable solution that ensures social distancing rules are applied. the restaurant has set […]

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‘X-hood’ face shield by stuck design offers a wearable isolation shell made of two flat sheets

X-hood is a lightweight, comfortable, and disposable face shield created by singapore-based multidisciplinary creative agency, stuck design. constructed from just two flat sheets, the wearable isolation shell acts as a barrier, offering greater protection than typical surgical face masks. X-hood is designed for a major hospital in singapore as part of the team’s COVID-19 efforts, […]

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ventura projects stops all future activities following cancellation of milan design week 2020

ventura projects has announced the end of all future activities following the cancellation of milan design week 2020 (see more here) due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. the company, which helped consolidate milan’s lambrate district as a must-see destination during the city’s annual design week, will no longer participate in milan or in any other […]

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studio BELEM rethinks traditional housing for changing lifestyles post COVID-19

the current health pandemic has made many architects and urbanists reconsider the way we live, and none more so than studio BELEM who have shared their proposal that rethinks traditional housing models. with factors such as working from home, the need to reduce pollution in cities, and the desire to be closer to nature, the […]

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tom hegen offers an aerial look at grounded airplanes during lockdown

tom hegen presents a series of photographs that consider the role of aviation in our globalized world, drawing an artful quietness during the lockdowns currently in place across the globe. the photographer reflects on the revolutionary industry of civil aviation, weighing both the good and the harm that it brings with it. while goods and […]

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sum studio’s home-grown cellulose mask promotes the benefits of biodesign

during the current COVID-19 health pandemic, the race has been on to provide adequate numbers of personal protective equipment (PPE). designers and the general public have came out in force to offer creative solutions ranging from 3D printed shields to DIY face masks. however, as many of these designs have used plastic, elizabeth bridges and […]

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explore a wonderworld of japanese face masks with 30 alternative designs + 3 DIY templates

following a long period of coronavirus lockdowns, more and more countries are slowly taking their first steps back to the public sphere, rendering face masks this season’s most coveted accessory. while various new proposals emerge daily from individuals around the world, there is one country where masks have been a commonplace of public life long […]

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mercedes-benz streams dream concours de zoom with jay leno and friends

as classic car events and motor shows are put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mercedes-benz livestreamed some of their most famous models – from some of their most famous owners – at the concours de zoom 2020. it builds upon the popularity of video conferencing during times of social distancing, uniting car enthusiasts […]

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singapore deploys dog robots to remind people of safe distancing measures

since the COVID-19 pandemic started, boston dynamics has been testing different ways to see how their spot robot can help fight it. first we reported how the dog bot is protecting frontline healthcare workers by helping doctors treat infected patients by minimizing their exposure. today, the strait times published a video of how singapore is […]

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moura, chevalier + schilingi envision monumental virus-like installation within urban centers

leonel moura, miguel chevalier, and jacopo baboni schilingi, have revealed their monumental multimedia installation project, titled ‘viral/vital energy 2020’. in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the artists have been heavily influnced by the appearance of microorganisms and driven by their shared interest in science, they have collaborated in order to create a virus-like […]

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paola antonelli + alice rawsthorn collaborate on ‘design emergency’ project

may 08, 2020 designboom readers: publish your work, promote your project, and share your vision! #design creatives and makers — regardless of place, position, prestige, religion, nationality, or gender —are invited to communicate their work to a huge, » creatives and makers — regardless of place, position, prestige, religion, nationality, or gender —are invited to […]

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thor ter kulve’s ‘push’ device prevents people from touching public buttons

thor ter kulve has introduced ‘push’, a do-it-yourself, low tech solution that can change the way we use buttons in public spaces. feeling useless and restless in lockdown, but with access to his workshop, the london-based designer set out to build a simple device that would prevent people from touching the same spot, in order […]

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marcos coronel discusses the need to change our cities in the wake of COVID-19

marcos coronel is a venezuelan architect, urban policy strategist and co-founder of pico colectivo. in the following essay – ‘pursuing a challenging remedy to cities’ -coronel explores the opportunity for a positive paradigm shift within urban environments. in the wake of COVID-19, the architect advocates not for the world to return to ‘normal’, but for […]

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factorydesign introduces ‘isolate’ partition screen for air travel post COVID-19

factorydesign has created ‘isolate’, a social distancing screen kit for future travelling via airplanes, post COVID-19. as the coronavirus pandemic quickly establishes behavioural changes within shared public areas, future passengers will place even greater value on personal space than ever before. not only from a comfort perspective, but mainly from a health and safety standpoint. […]

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soffio is an inflatable face shield that allows for safe social interaction

the world continues to see devastating effects from the COVID-19 pandemic but also creative and ingenious projects aiming to help us adapt to this new normal. designers around the world are joining the fight against the upcoming economic crisis with practical solutions that allow business to stay afloat. that is the case of soffio, an […]

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