When considering the lingering, long-term global effects of Covid-19, think of how it might change the home, as the pandemic’s aftershocks reshape the feel, form and function of how we live. The influence is likely to be radical, thanks to the renewed emphasis on domestic life for much of this year.
Many of us have been forced, possibly for the first time, to spend extended periods in something close to house arrest (accepting that such things are relative). We’ve engaged with our properties in new ways, learning much more about their strengths and shortcomings. Now we’re determined to future-proof against another pandemic—or at least against going mad in one. So Robb Report asked 26 of the world’s foremost design talents how the home may change as a result of Covid-19.
Providing an exclusive glimpse into the imaginations of the best architects and interior designers working today, this portfolio showcases their unpredictable and varied answers: from a minimalist meditation pavilion to ingenious solutions that help better integrate the outdoor and indoor spaces and even an offbeat suggestion of how design could help prevent the next outbreak, rather than simply react to it.