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From ‘officles’ to giant sneeze guards: How COVID-19 will change your open office

Coronavirus won’t kill the open office. But experts share how you should expect it to change.

How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture

What kinds of space are we willing to live and work in now?

USC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND USC ARCHITECTURAL GUILD JOIN PROJECT HÉROE TASK FORCE TO FIND A SOLUTION TO STOP FUTURE PANDEMICS

Architects, consultants, medical experts, contractors and USC Architecture students will study COVID-19 to identify infrastructure opportunities

Blurring the lines between reality and illusion at Jiyu Spa

Hip-Pop Design has taken spatial exploration to a new level at Jiyu Spa where they have pushed the boundaries of escapism by playing with the relationship of darkness, reflection, and colourful illusions.

Six Feet of Separation in Reopening Offices Won’t Stop Virus

Reopening offices shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic won’t be as simple as moving chairs, cleaning carpets, and unlocking doors, workplace health and building management specialists are warning.

COVID-19: Is this what the office of the future will look like?

COVID-19 has upended working life, changing how and where people do their jobs. Twitter and Facebook have both announced they are giving employees the opportunity to work from home permanently.

Workplace: The Connected Space Documentary

WORKPLACE is a documentary film about the past, present, and future of the office. Filmmaker Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized) follows the design and construction of the New York headquarters of R/GA, where the company explores the intersection of digital and physical space.

Working Differently: Offices in The World of Social Distancing

Employees are expecting more than some interior design changes to keep them safe when back in the office. Spaces need to be rethought, from new signage to new sanitization processes. Social distancing practices also need to be implemented in ways that are simple, yet meaningful.

The Office Is Dead

From startups and tech giants to more old-school Wall Street firms, businesses are rethinking the role of office space and whether they even need it.

Weston Williamson + Partners envisions social-distancing office

Weston Williamson + Partners has outlined its plans for a social-distancing workplace, with transparent screens around desks, hands-free doors and a barista, to allow employees to safely return to its office following the coronavirus lockdown.

When It’s Time to Go Back to the Office, Will It Still Be There?

As companies prepare for employees to return, they are asking whether a traditional headquarters is still necessary. The workplace will likely never be the same again.

C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices

Temperature checks, desk shields and no public transit: The guidelines would remake office life. Some may decide it’s easier to keep employees at home.