Trends That Are Shaping The Future Of Architecture

By Bob Gorman posted 04-27-2017 13:51

We always try to look towards the future in architecture. After all, those that manage to come up with innovations are cherished like no others and are seen as important figures in this industry. The problem is that many of the new trends that are developed are normally largely optimistic. They will not have a strong impact on the future since they are one-of-a-kind projects. 

What cannot be denied is that buildings in the future will not be as flashy as we see them today. The focus is moving towards usefulness instead of flamboyance. Also, materials that will be used may not have been developed yet. 

Starchitecture Dimness 

Architectural design will move towards an emphasis put on the opportunity that is represented by gathering people. Businesses are going to work with architects in order to develop buildings that meet specific demands. Those demands are not always going to be in regards to appearance. It is much more about meeting expectations in terms of how customers see the business. For instance, if you create a building for a birth injury law firm, architecture should inspire professionalism, care and needs to accommodate as many customers as expected. Also, when designing a place that sees a lot of foot traffic it would be important to develop many paths that would intersect to make moving easier.

Collaborative Architecture

Architects now have to collaborate with different experts in various different fields. Broad design teams are employed for larger projects. This can even include environmental scientists and anthropologists. The focus is usually put on creating a meaningful, sustainable and nurturing environment. It is possible that policymakers are going to join the teams and help create a built environment that has a perspective that is holistic. 

Division Between Private And Public Spaces Is Melting Away

Architects have to take the client perspective into account but need to also consider public wishes. As an example, when you build a high-rise apartment building you have to think about the people that will live there and about the effect, t will have on the city. Open public spaces can thus be added right within the designed building. 

The Subtle Modification Of Chinese Architecture

China is renowned for having some of the most unusual and tallest world architecture. Architecture found a really fertile market in the country during the past few years. Building almost everything is possible and allowed, making it all commercially viable. However, this trend will change. The entire market is moving towards sophisticated designs since the country is urbanizing and the entire real estate industry is becoming stronger. 

Working In Mud Or Wood

Huge skyscrapers are already being built out of timber. This is because of cross-laminated timber panel availability. They are much stronger than the traditional wood and have a higher fire resistance. Architects can easily build buildings that are much taller than what was possible in the past with the use of timber alone. Brand new methods are tested as you read these lines. This includes rammed earth, which is quite an ancient technique that is now still used in building homes all around the world. 

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