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Workplace

Women, work and architecture – analsyis, anecdote and advice about workplace. The opportunities, the constraints and how we might navigate our way through them.

Enriching online empathy in a time of imposed isolation

Enriching online empathy in a time of imposed isolation

How can we build empathy and capture the intimacy of face-to-face interaction? Leah Heiss outlines some strategies to harness creativity and enrich the online experience for us all.
Connection and imagination

Connection and imagination

Fiona Tribe has been working from home for many years. The pandemic has revealed that this was, nonetheless, very social. The lockdown has meant finding others ways to connect.
Rethinking 'home' post-pandemic

Rethinking ‘home’ post-pandemic

What are the implications of COVID-19 for domestic design? Maram Shaweesh and Annalise Varghese argue there is much to learn from those already adept at navigating the home as workplace.
Working from home – amazing!

Working from home – amazing!

Reduced stress, no commute, daily savings and increased productivity – working from home has been an amazing experience for Melissa Daniel.
Doing your Home / Work

Doing your Home / Work

For Brisbane-based Emma Healy, Covid-19 isolation has brought clarity about the things that matter the most.
New routines and tangible creative outlets

New routines and tangible creative outlets

Diana Jones is keeping everything on track by applying tried and tested tactics – routine and planning, lists of tasks and objectives, and plenty of creative pursuits.
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.
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