The Easel

How the coronavirus will reshape architecture

Modern home design, embodying our “ideal of domesticity”, emphasizes white sleek functionality. Lockdown has shown that this minimalism is not “enriching” and we now seek “textured hideaways”. Offices will need to become less dense. Cities will likely prioritise pedestrians and the “local” experience. Greater diversity in urban environments will “positively influence the global experience when we get back out there again”.