Architectural Design Changes for Contemporary Houses after Covid-19

July 28 23:21 2021
Architectural Design Changes for Contemporary Houses after Covid-19

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – July 28, 2021 – New priorities 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. Thinking alike top Bel Air architects, it’s our job to stay at the forefront of those changes.

Enter the Cut House, with its cozy, relaxing ambiance finished to high standards. This beautiful and innovative contemporary house designed by Alex Penna, Design Leader at Studio Khora, aims to offer an environment that combines luxury with efficiency. The design 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 productivity.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most Los Angeles architects have 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.

There’s no denying that the emergence of COVID-19 has caused a tectonic shift in the world order. Society, technology, pandemic, and the economy all influence the homes and communities where we live. Whether a primary residence or retreat, migration to the suburbs and coastal communities is not a new trend, but it has become 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 clean air, fewer people, smaller communities, mountain and seaside resort areas, where the risk of infection, cost of living, and carbon footprint, are lower.

Multiple surveys and studies, including Harvard Business Review, report that well-established remote work practices and flexible schedules increase productivity. More than 50 percent of remote employees are ready to work overtime, rarely take sick days, and have increased job satisfaction.

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 our 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.


Studio KHORA has its genesis from Rex Nichols Architects, a Top 50 Coastal Architectural firm in the United States for the past six consecutive years by Ocean Home Magazine.

Our primary focus is to provide CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIOR DESIGN for luxury waterfront homes in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, New York, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Cape Cod, Bahamas, and Dubai.

Previously known as Rex Nichols Architects, founded in 1985, RNA achieved world-wide recognition and 11 American Institute of Architects awards.

Contact: Alex Penna / (800) 952-1044


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Phone: (800) 952-1044
Address:1600 S Federal Hwy, Suite #970
City: City Of Pompano Beach
State: Florida, 33062
Country: United States