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Looking Out Through The Window

Gus Wray

As lockdown has progressed I've engaged in two escapist activities - looking backwards to visited architecture, and looking forward through design. This series juxtaposes these two approaches to coping with the current state of the world - a melancholic reminiscence of architectural spaces visited in the past and the evocation of different cities and times when movement was free, and brightly-coloured imaginings of spaces to reside once the current pandemic resides.
The "new normality" may soon return to normal as always, but, just in case, we propose to be equipped so that living together, this time with the virus, does not mean giving up the bathroom. And we do it without losing sight of these tactical rules and with the same game rules that season after season allow you to update the beach basket (or now the wheeled cart). So this year next to the bucket and shovel of "Frozen II", the floral print hammock, the portable ashtray, the screw drives umbrellas ... we propose to leave a gap to include a new kit: "the Beachbealt"
A device that, by freely disposing of the support elements and a passing tape over them, allows us to delimit a living space. An individual or family environment (depends on the length of the tape you choose) which, when made visible, will facilitate maintaining the safety distance with other venues, but will also serve to keep us alert, reminding us (like the mask) that we must extend the protocols so Strongly rooted beach colonization, just in case.