COVID-conscious design: Fewer open floorplans, more pods
The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we live and work, perhaps forever.
we all hear each other all the time. Working and schooling from home is still an adjustment. For many high tend Zoom University, making open floor plan homes less desirable than they once were. Having that ability to close the door is the utmost importance. Realtors say the pandemic is changing priorities for buyers. One is what outdoor spaces are. They're offering what kind off cove it conscious, uh, systems do they have in place in order to make me feel safe? If it's a large condominium, some multi family designers they're starting to move away from coworking layouts, opting instead for pod style features. The major thing that we've been trying to implement in a lot of our upcoming projects are just creating, creating private spaces now condo and apartment buildings or advertising touchless technology such as voice activated elevators and robots that can deliver goods, parked cars and sanitized spaces. This hospital grade germ zapping robot disinfects the Paramount luxury condo building at Miami World Center, a 27 acre mixed use development where developer Daniel Cod C will soon be breaking ground on a new project. We, in essence, look at legacy, is becoming a pandemic proof legacy is designed to include a hotel, residential units and medical facilities all under one roof. This is an area where you can possibly shut her in place because you have a medical center, you have a pharmacy. You have the opportunity to do testing right there on site. A glimpse into the future where Cove it changes may dictate designs even after the pandemic is over. Liz McLaughlin, NBC News.