"We should use this time to think about how to build a better future" - architecture and design

"We should use this time to think about how to build a better future"



In this week's comments update, readers are debating how homes will change after the coronavirus pandemic ends and are divided over the Galleria department store in South Korea.
Panic room: Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno has predicted how our homes will change once the coronavirus pandemic is over, but not everyone agrees.
"I find this article so sad and pessimistic," said Imenda. "We should use this time to think about how to build a better future, not how to build a scary house that reminds us every day that something terrible might happen."
Gerard McGuickin felt similarly: "Most of these 'predictions' read like a list for those with money and means: houses (not apartments), bunkers, self-sufficient power and water, filtration systems, and growing what you eat. Sustaining such notions for a world population that is increasingly moving to urban centres, seems ludicrous." "This article seems to be about what some affluent people may want to do to their homes after the coronavirus outbreak," agreed Dominic Glover. "What about people who cannot afford to live in a private, spacious, detached home with a garden, a cellar, a separable office, and sophisticated environmental controls""
"'Life after the Covid-19 outbreak will never be the same as before.' It will be the same. As many times before," concluded Salamoon.
This reader highlighted two potential changes though:
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