From the pandemic, dwellings in buildings will have to make adjustments to avoid contagion, as occurs in offices and work centers.
Like other buildings, retirement homes and multifamilies must adjust ventilation systems, maintenance in common areas, surface materials, seek application of technologies and have spaces such as terraces and gardens, according to a study by the American Society Interior Designers.
Santiago Alfonso, Vice President of Communication of Grupo Cosentino, said that in housing there is no legislation that regulates adjustments.
"A new approach to housing has to be made, where physical and mental health become the inspiration, which determines the spaces," said the specialist, who participated in the report.
Inside homes, common spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens must adapt to the new normal, for example, substitute porous materials, install "touchless" technology and take into account that they are living spaces, so they must be expanded .
"The kitchen is a very frequented space, of coexistence, where it has been prioritized to expand, to give it more extension, to take up space that was probably already occupied, because more time is spent there now," he explained.
Alfonso considered that it will be necessary for the construction regulations worldwide to take into account the adjustments from the Covid-19.
For new works it will be easier to incorporate requirements and the houses built will have to rely on technology such as environmental purification systems. "What we know best is to resort to technological innovations, more than structural, architectural or space design." for "You cannot allow constructions that do not already bring a redesign of spaces, that leads to that ventilation in essential areas such as kitchen or bathroom," he said.