PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Home / Work

We are all adjusting to new arrangements as we work during the pandemic. Some are working at home for the first time, others are now sharing established remote working spaces with other household members. Many are juggling multiple roles and/or supporting remote learning. All of this is occurring in the context of uncertainty and disruption.
 
So, how are people managing? Where are they working from? What are the struggles and benefits? Where do they find moments of invention and generosity?

An easy transition in an uneasy world

An easy transition in an uneasy world

The transition to WFH has been relatively easy for Indianapolis-based Lora Teagarden, but ever-present is the emotional drain of COVID-19-related unknowns in the world at large.
Scattered spaces, remote leadership

Scattered spaces, remote leadership

Naomi Stead describes leading Monash Architecture from eight workspots, shared with her partner and distributed across their small apartment.
Zoom and potted plants

Zoom and potted plants

For Sophie Cleland, colour, texture and a dedicated reading nook make a happy space for long days online.
One thing at a time

One thing at a time

A rejection of the open plan and the small breakout spaces of Kirsty Volz’s Two Pavilion House have enabled her to tackle one task at a time during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Work / life imbalance

Work / life imbalance

Tania Davidge has been thrown for a loop by the demands of COVID-19 isolation and juggling work with the supervision, feedback and conversation kids require for online learning. 
The perks and trials of remote working

The perks and trials of remote working

Laura Harding tosses around the challenges and benefits of working from home, from the difficulty of switching off from work to more time for her favourite things.
Work space by day, bedroom by night

Work space by day, bedroom by night

Glasgow-based architect and tutor Miranda Webster describes her new home / work daily routine as she works from a roof space bedroom filled with lego and toys.
More home than work

More home than work

Spanish architect and postdoctoral research fellow Macarena de la Vega shares the challenges of lockdown life and working from home in a new city.
Productivity, brisk walks and rituals ...

Productivity, brisk walks and rituals …

American architect Donna Sink shares her experiences of returning to work from home in Indianapolis during the pandemic, and the space she shares with her family.
Zipping around

Zipping around

Zipping around online – Zoë Berman shares her experiences of working from home in Bristol as an architect, educator and co-founder of Part W.
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