Will the Pandemic Make Us Rethink Indoor/Outdoor Living?

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“There could be more of a demand for open-plan spaces which allows for natural light, ventilation, connection to nature and the general promotion of wellness” It's day 47 of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations in Grenada. It could very well be the last day of restrictions to freedom of movement which has required every person to shelter in place inclusive of your yard space. While leaders navigate the fluidity of the situation, we'll all have to adapt to this new way of living, socialising and existing. If there was a badge of honour for citizen compliance, I feel like I'd be among the top 10 awardees. I accepted my fate and became one with the interior and exterior spaces in my apartment, cause quite frankly I want the curve flattened so we can gather up what's left of the year 2020.  While my thoughts and concerns are with those who are less fortunate, I also acknowledged that my space and the way it is designed supported me through this pandemic mentally. I've felt safe and comfortable within these walls, which has made confinement more manageable.  If I had to go through this again, which I wouldn't wish on our earth in a million years, I want to do so in a space that brings me closer to nature's elements, whether that be a floor to ceiling window, open plan living room or rooftop garden with a pool. My apartment is an original Bryan Bullen design. He is an Architect and the Director of the award-winning firm Caribbean Office of Co-operative Architecture (COCOA). Since its inception in Grenada, COCOA has produced a growing portfolio of work that engages our experiences of contemporary culture. They are a gamechanger in the Caribbean, and you only have to look at their impressive residential, commercial…