The Wall Street Journal asked William Duff, Founder and Managing Principal at William Duff Architects, to weigh in on the evolution of the open floor plan, and how the pandemic has triggered demand for private spaces.

This is a summary of an article by Sarah Karnasiewicz for The Wall Street Journal.

‘With Covid-19 driving work and school (and almost every other activity) into the domestic sphere, families rub shoulders 24/7. As a result, the demand for private ancillary spaces—sculleries, libraries, sitting rooms—that percolated pre-pandemic seems to have kicked into high speed.

“The den is hot,” said San Francisco architect William Duff with a laugh. “I don’t think the open plan is dead, but I do think we’re going to be paying more attention to creating purposeful private spaces with a more thoughtful balance between the two.”’


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