This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Albena Yaneva, a Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester and the author of “Architecture after COVID,” an examination of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected built spaces and will inform design in years to come.
Yaneva explained “the laboratorization of space,” where many features of laboratory work and medical facilities became prevalent in the wider world such as plexiglass barriers and increased disinfection of surfaces. She also examined the effect of the pandemic on both large and small architectural practices and the somewhat premature predictions of “the death of the city” while humanity learned to appreciate their immediate neighbourhoods while in lockdown.
You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to the previous podcast featuring an interview with Gavin Daly, the architect and engineering manager for Axis Communications here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.