CA Recommends: Manual of Physical Distancing

Manual of Physical Distancing

Principal investigators Paul Lewis, Guy Nordenson, David J. Lewis and Marc Tsurumaki. Updated August 2020,

Over the summer, a team from LTL Architects led the production of this impressive 211-page digital publication that illustrates the spatial dynamics of COVID-19. It’s a visual atlas of sorts, that starts from the basics of how the disease spreads—those familiar drawings of droplet plumes—and floor plans of documented superspreader events. Design expertise comes to the fore in comprehensive case studies of how classrooms, offices, and urban spaces can be adapted to ensure distancing. The volume concludes with a fascinating visual history of pandemics, including perspective drawings of the quarantine buildings on the Venetian Lagoon.

-Elsa Lam