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8 Trends That Could Shape the Future of Architecture

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In the past two years, we all had time to reexamine the way we use space and how we can improve architecture to fit humans better. While the pandemic might be dying out (hopefully) we still want to keep improving our space and making architecture more suitable and more accessible to everyone. Here are a few new trends that might be significant for the future of architecture:

The green invasion

Green building is not a new trend, but it’s so prominent today, that this trend still deserves first place on this list. Our natural environment requires extensive protection, but our architecture also needs to be constructed in a way that will resist climate change and all the extreme weather it brings. To green up our spaces, designers are increasingly using indoor gardens, green walls, green façades, and green rooftops. Another way architects are making our spaces green is with automation that can reduce resource waste and make our residential and commercial spaces more efficient. Passive design and sustainable energy sources will most likely be the focus of all efficient buildings.

Multifunctional houses

One thing that lockdown and quarantine showed us is that our homes are not designed to accommodate us 24/7 and keep us sane. This realization sparked the trend of creating homes that are suited to accommodate a range of activities by being flexible, open, and dynamic, especially focusing on interior-exterior relationships. Spending more time at home made us realize the importance of having all-year-round access to outdoor spaces like patios, decks, terraces, and balconies.

Health and design collaboration

Here’s another architectural trend sparked by COVID-19—the connection between health and design. Since we’re all more informed on how our environment can affect our health, the importance to create spaces, no matter if private or public, that have a positive effect on human health. What designers and architects came up with are sanitation stations, improved ventilation, space divisions, layouts that boost social distancing, and all that is made with anti-microbial materials that can boost the value of any property.

3D architectural animation

In the past, interior and exterior designers and architects used 3D animation to create attractive content for the internet. Today, 3D animation is not just a way to attract views—it’s a user-friendly way of presenting projects and showing off their advantages. Thanks to the architectural animation service, architects can make their projects come alive and offer users a practical way to experience their projects and boost their marketing. 3D animation is great for presenting architecture to buyers and developers.

By using animation, architects can offer complete property tours even before the building sees the light of day. This architectural walk-through can lead users through space, focusing on details and presenting all features of the building. With renders and virtual tours, and an architectural 3D animation is a new tool that will shape the future of architecture.

Extended Reality (XR)

Extended Reality is an amazing tool that can help architects, designers, and contractors help customers visualize design intent. Extender Reality is a mix of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality, and it has the potential to make the design process easier and more efficient, as well as improve design outcomes. Additionally, according to existing experience, XR is a great training tool that keeps learners entertained and focused on new architecture and construction terms in their training.

Labor automation

Automation has managed to find its way into almost every industry, architecture included. In the upcoming years, automation will become an essential part of architecture, design, and construction, especially as we try to minimize the effects of material and labor shortages. Automation helps minimize the skilled worker shortage and supply chain issues. How? Well, if 100 designers create 100 buildings, each will require a new set of challenges to be overcome. With semi-automation and automation, we can unify the challenges and jump through fewer hoops to get the same results.

Modular buildings

Modular residential and commercial spaces are also more than relevant today and will stay relevant in the future—it’s a trend that’s here to stay. What was once just a quick solution for temporary housing and workspace has turned into a valid design option for architects. Modern modular buildings are of high quality, as well as modern, profitable, comfortable, and visually appealing.

Restoration of old buildings

Again, restoration is not a new trend (it’s been here for hundreds of years) it’s more relevant today than ever. Restoration and rehabilitation of old buildings are popular due to their eco-friendly properties and better cost savings. It’s much more sustainable to renovate an old building than tear everything down and start from scratch with new materials. Additionally, rehabilitation allows communities to preserve the architectural value of the buildings and show the historic significance of buildings.

The last two years were very productive when it comes to architecture trends. Today, we have strong trends that focus on green tech and automation, as well as health-centric spaces. We can expect to see these trends going strong today and in the future.

Eve Anderson


Author’s bio: Eve Anderson is a marketing specialist turned blogger. Interested in sports and exciting travel destinations. Love to share content that can inform people.



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