November 17, 2021
Technology

Future condos being designed with Zoom rooms, balconies and touchless tech

TORONTO — When Adèle Rankin envisions condos of the future, she sees people exercising on balconies, booking “Zoom rooms” or using coworking spaces within their buildings.

The managing principal of B+H Architects’ Vancouver studio and others working in real estate say more outdoor spaces, areas catering to those working from home, touchless technology and additional elevators will feature heavily in post-pandemic condos.

“We’ve all discovered over (the pandemic) how important the home is, but we have a lot of people who cannot afford amplified homes or individual spaces dedicated to working, especially if there’s two people working from home,” said Rankin.

These people are sparking a shift in condo features and amenities as they seek opportunities to enjoy fresh air and be productive without venturing far from home or exposing themselves to the…

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