LTL Architects: Manual of Physical Distancing, New York Architects COVID-19 Tips, 2020 Guide
Manual of Physical Distancing by LTL Architects
August 15, 2020
Manual of Physical Distancing – Spatial Impact of COVID19
Rethinking design: Going viral – how the coronavirus will affect urban design
The 211 page document visualizes scientific studies and design practices addressing the viral spread, and includes new section on urban vs suburban transmission rates, solar radiation and medical research on masks.
The Manual illustrates medical research and spatial recommendations tied to rates of spread of the virus.
It includes a range of designs for public spaces, parks and streets to accommodate increased demand for exterior areas, from a case study of 82nd Street in Jackson Heights (borough of Queens in New York City) and cycling infrastructure proposals, to the connection in Queens, NY, with the Neighborhoods Now initiative.
The Manual also includes research on visualizing the impact of other past and present pandemics on architecture and cities.
The goal of the manual is to use the visual practices of architecture to provide greater clarity over the spatial implications of addressing and mitigating Covid-19.
Areas of study include rates of transmission, indoor vs outdoor risks, educational spaces, shared spaces of buildings, and public spaces in cities.
This research work is supported by Princeton University Funding for Rapid, Novel and Actionable Covid-19 Research Projects.
LTL Architects Manual of Physical Distancing images / information from David J. Lewis, Principal, LTL Architects, PLLC – Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, 11 Broadway, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10004, USA
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