When you think about the future, how do you envision your living environment? What do buildings look like, both inside and outside? As often as fashion trends and design changes, so the trends in architecture affect how the structures around us are designed and built. Under those changes are the fundamentals and standards that will never change.
Experts predict that future buildings will include the use of environmentally friendly building materials to support sustainability initiatives. In an attempt to confirm that prediction, we looked at some of the architectural trends that we can expect to emerge over the next few years.
As a younger generation explores the convenient urban lifestyles, architects will incorporate more urban features in their projects, even in small towns and villages, with an emphasis on growing densities. Millennials want to be closer to amenities within walking or cycling distance near commercial, work and public transport. Architects will have to be creative when building in more accessible locations, which may require smaller spaces with more innovative design features.
“Smart home” is becoming more and more popular in our home operation, including automatic controls for smartphones, temperature, security and lighting. Consumers are increasingly aware of environmental health problems that will lead to greater use of non-volatile organic compounds of paints and composite wood, natural fiber encapsulation and air cleaning systems. .
Sustainable design elements that increase the home’s energy efficiency, such as solar panels, water intake systems and tankless-free water heaters are guaranteed to grow on demand. Solar energy is sustainable, and as a renewable resource that can address global energy needs, forever. Once the solar panels are installed and operating at maximum efficiency, they require virtually no maintenance. We think we will start to see many applications of solar power generation including photovoltaic paths and walkways, pre-solar hydropower systems, and photovoltaic systems. integrated with construction coating.
Due to changing work patterns, and a new generation working from home/working remotely, we will begin to focus more on separating home office spaces from other indoor living areas.
Finally, universal design elements including wide corridors, extra railings, and a living floor will tend to increase to keep seniors at home longer.
Behind all of this are still some key factors that have NOT changed: consumers will continue to enjoy the high-quality paradigm built, and the need for sustainability and ethical practices will remain. core values. Architects are committed to excellence and meeting the needs of today and tomorrow.