Eighty five percent of our time is spent indoors, in addition people are the main contributor of bacteria in indoor environments, with majority sourced human bacteria being pathogenic. The notion of buildings influencing the health and wellbeing of their occupants is well established and of notable public health importance. Healthcare acquired infection (HAI) have strong correlation to human social interaction in indoor environments. The understanding of how people use and program space is paramount to the composition of a buildings microbiome, and potential health related conditions caused by building systems and design.

In an epoch of increased urbanization and global interconnectivity, the character of the indoor environments are becoming increasingly more critical. The supposition goes: All buildings are well designed – until we face a problem, then they are not. All buildings are resolved tectonics – until we face a problem and again, then they are not. The author terms this the Corona condition, derived from the recent 2019-nCOV Chinese and global pandemic, where the design and appropriateness of healthcare facilities and public civic building space are brought into question.


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