Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Summer begins for many of us and with the warm weather and sunny days coming, we are more and more likely to forget about the lockdown and the restrictions of the past months – finally!

However, we are not far from the truth if we say that each and every one of us had to deal with a few obstacles during the pandemic period on mental or physical level, maybe even both.

Is it “basically just flu” or “the largest pandemic of modern history”? We heard both versions, one after the other, every 10 minutes on the Internet or in the daily news at the beginning of 2020. Depending on our personality, surroundings and emotions, we all coped with the chaos in a different way. Is it worth to RELY ON OUR FEELINGS while forming our own point of view? Read the opinion of Adam Waytz psychologist.

There are times when we want it, other times we avoid it. Being alone is sometimes unfairly stigmatized by the modern society as a negative phenomenon, as something uncool, but it doesn’t carry the same meaning as LONELINESS. When did the concept of LONELINESS APPEAR IN HISTORY?

In the era of the Internet there is no excuse to be a lazy couch potato even during the lockdown, because workout videos are chasing us on every corner of the world wide net. The first fitness influencers (let’s call them like that for the sake of simplicity) came a lot sooner in the HISTOY OF ONLINE WORKOUT than the 2020’s, but still sold pretty well.

Staying at home can be fun for a while, and even for longer-term for some people. On the other hand, for most of us stepping out on the door of our homes was not a big deal before lockdown, but gained A WHOLE NEW MEANING after. How do you feel about going out recently?

The song is great, but starting every social interaction with this phrase is getting old. Now, that the restrictions are loosening up, we seek the time and space to meet up with our family and friends whom we didn’t connect with personally recently. But how can cities help people getting back on track? Here are 4 KEY FACTORS to consider while designing anything for future use.

Feeling inspired to design something around your personal experiences?
Regular Registration period is starting today for both our competitions, HEALING – ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS FOR QUARANTINE CITIES and SOCIAL DISTANCING HOUSING BLOCK, and it will last until 18 July 2020 so there is still plenty of time to register and deliver a design.

We are gradually releasing the finalist projects of RE-DRAW.02 GUGGENHEIM NY and 48H FLOORPLAN BATTLE on the NON ARCHITECTURE JOURNAL, one of each, every day.

Fancy a bit of reading? The RE-DRAW.01 CASA DA MÚSICA Book is now available on our website, in digital and hard copy.

Don’t forget, you are not alone!
Stay happy and healthy,

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