Designing for human scale begins with contemporary culture and everyday life. As the COVID-19 pandemic transformed how we work and live around the world, it's also changed how we think about human scale in the city. For Brazilian architect Leonardo Fernandes Dias of LADO Arquitetura, the global transformation in urban life is directly tied to health, public space and architecture. Bringing his design ideas to life, Dias was recently named the People's Choice Winner in the 2020 Coronavirus Design Competition. In a new interview with ArchDaily, Leonardo Fernandes Dias explores the impact of COVID-19 and what it will mean for cities, as well as his personal design inspirations and how architecture and entrepreneurship can empower local communities to imagine new futures. Why did you choose to study architecture?
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