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Architectural Design Changes For Contemporary Houses After Covid-19, By Studio Khora And Gary Kittredge

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Architectural Design Changes For Contemporary Houses After Covid-19, By Studio Khora And Gary Kittredge

June 11
00:51 2022

There’s no denying that the advent of COVID-19 has caused a tectonic swing in the world direction. The new society lifestyle, technology, Covid widespread, and the economy all influence the modern house’s conceptual design and the communities where we live. Whether a primary residence or second home, migration to the coastal communities became more pronounced since the pandemic.

The single largest demographic in the US labor force are millennials, many of whom are re-evaluating the need for high rents in small apartments. Therefore, it’s only logical that urban dwellers would seek fresh air, fewer people, less urban traffic stress, smaller communities, ocean and seaside areas, where the risk of infection, and carbon footprint are lower.

New York City experienced the highest population losses as more than 110,000 residents left the city from February to July 2020. That’s 487% growth (or nearly five times) compared with the number of outgoing movers that left Manhattan in 2019. Brooklyn ranked sixth last year, but numbers quadrupled in 2020, pushing it to second place.

The permanency of remote jobs means that people will design their work-at-home spaces differently. A spotlight has been cast upon the way residences can accommodate the demands of this new, unforeseen era. The connections to Studio KHORA homes, both physical and mental, have never been greater, far more than mere living spaces; we have found new ways to work, study, exercise, play, and entertain.

New priorities for Hawaii architects have emerged from the pandemic, with orientation to the sun, air quality, ventilation, an abundance of natural daylight, dedicated work-at-home spaces, and a flexible layout at the very top. Taking a responsive position as top Fort Lauderdale architects, Amsterdam architects, Algarve architects, Lisbon architects and famous architects in Miami it’s our job to stay at the forefront of those changes to set up the new standards of contemporary houses.

Enter the G House, C House design, or The House for Retreat, with its cozy, relaxing ambiance finished to high air quality standards. This beautiful and innovative residence designed by Studio KHORA Lead Contemporary Architect, Alex Penna, aims to offer an environment that both projects combine modern houses and contemporary houses style with high healthy standards and efficiency. “We are carefully paying attention to small details such as – which are the best options for wall insulation materials that are harmless and sustainable. The vast majority of houses uses icynene for exterior wall insulation, we prefer to use natural materials that are healthy, made of non-toxic or green materials, zero VOC, while offering a higher level of insulation, therefore saving electricity”, Penna.

The architectural showcases timelessness with sophisticated architectural elements, vast glass walls, clean lines, and sculptural forms, respect for the environment, and enhanced outdoor living options. The comfortable, healthy, and pleasant surroundings, free of distractions, are conducive to a clear and focused mind and improved.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most architects-oriented houses north/south to block direct sunlight, with balconies and roof extensions. However, the trend now is to use an east/west orientation to allow natural sunlight to reach deeply into the house to reduce bacteria and virus strength and dispersion. Sunlight also regulates our circadian cycle, which affects our mood. The ultraviolet rays of natural daylight in the space effectively prevent the spread of unwanted microorganisms. 

Contemporary architects interpret these trends, needs, and preferences in their designs while creating unique living and working spaces.


Studio KHORA specializes in cutting-edge ultra-contemporary single-family luxury homes and has won 12 American Institute of Architects awards for their compelling and sustainable designs, and has been named a Top 50 Residential Coastal Architecture Firm for the past 7 consecutive years by Ocean Home magazine.

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