At SR/A, we especially enjoy staying on top of what’s happening in the world of design as well as the one beyond. It helps us keep tabs on what’s fresh, inspiring, and we become better designers and hopefully more interesting people. Here are some recent articles delving into design, experience, and what’s buzzing in our community and beyond:
A reminder of how past medical situations have influenced design as we know it today. While screened-in porches might be my favorite spot for relaxing with a glass of wine or cup of tea, it’s sobering to think they only became standard in American homes due to Tuberculous.
The study, “The Filtering of Apartment Housing between 1980 and 2018,” is the first in-depth analysis of apartment filtering, and NMHC hopes it can provide critical information to multifamily industry leaders, policymakers and researchers.
I enjoyed this article because it helps the average person realize the depth and complexity of what designers do. As well as how important the work of a designer is to people’s life experiences, especially with people spending more and more time indoors.
Here is an article about how the Covid-19 pandemic could affect the way we design certain spaces. It talks a lot about office spaces (moving to more automation, moving away from shared workspaces, etc..) These principles could also apply to multifamily as we design shared common areas and amenities. It is something we have discussed a lot in school recently, as I’m sure other people have been too (especially me since I am designing a co-working space for my final capstone project).