There’s a quiet revolution going on in home design


There’s a quiet revolution going on in home design

With Covid-19 having changed the way we live and work, architects are rethinking the way homes are set up

Sophie Davies

When Spain’s coronavirus lockdown ended in late June, one thing was at the top of Teresa Silvi’s priority list — to sell her flat and find somewhere more suitable for her family to live now they were spending far more time at home.

Three months of remote working with a toddler and a husband was a challenge, especially given the lack of dedicated workspace, the university researcher said.

“I can’t concentrate if I see toys or dirty dishes lying around. It is really important to be able to carve out a working space so you can have your own separate identities,” said Silvi, who lives in Barcelona’s upscale Sant Antoni neighbourhood...

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