The open office is being wiped out by the Coronavirus phase transition and it's all part of the new-age modern work interior. The epidemic is also putting the reign of open-concept design in jeopardy. In recent years, home and office designers have been drawn to the style, which promotes the utilization of a few big, open areas rather than numerous tiny, enclosed rooms.
The design is popular among executives since it reduces expenses while enhancing cooperation. However, many employees find open-plan workplaces irritating and impersonal, and they have long complained that they transmit sickness. The threat of a catastrophic viral breakout may now be enough to put a halt to the trend for good.
Hygiene has also become more important in the design of commercial work buildings.
Air filtration systems and sanitation stations are on the agenda, and there is even talk of adding UVC lighting, a form of bacteria-killing radiation found naturally in the sun. UVC, unlike UVA and UVB, may be manufactured artificially and does not cause skin cancer or burns.
Hard-floor surfaces and washable wall treatments, which are simpler to clean, may become popular, as may materials such as porcelain, quartz, and granite, which may have antibacterial or antimicrobial qualities.
According to a survey, there may even be a move toward curving wall surfaces rather than corners, which are more difficult to clean.
The idea is that by introducing more natural daylight, incorporating natural materials, creating visual and physical connections to the outdoors, and employing automated smart building systems, interior designers can improve the quality of life for those who live, work, and learn in these spaces and these add on to the modern concept of office interior design post-Covid.
As businesses prepare to reopen, several are considering outdoor workstations to limit the transmission of aerosolized viruses via air conditioning equipment.
Roof decks and outdoor patios are in hot demand, with glass dividers and compact but aesthetically pleasing elements are in great demand.
Smart activity-based working systems have started being introduced to increase productivity and post Covid the aim is for the workplace to become a "experience destination," where teams may convene in a secure atmosphere for particular goals like project discussing, rapport building and easy communications on work or on new products. The traffic pattern of an activity-based working (ABW) workplace is meant to stimulate spontaneous social contact, idea exchange, and cooperation.