As we are already entering the early months of 2018, the architecture industry needs to focus on what’s applicable today. New changes in architectural designs are looming and technologies are affecting the way houses and buildings are being both designed and built. Modern architects need to be well prepared for these trends and integrate them into their designs if they are going to remain relevant and successful.
For many builders, today’s architectural trends are being driven by materials and innovative construction methods. As architectural design makes use of more modern, eco-friendly materials, those will be seen in the final construction as well.
What are the latest architectural design trends for 2018? Let’s take a look:
High-tech materials: There have been some implementations of complex and intelligent designs using Nano-materials that react with the constructive systems and the environment. Although this technology is still largely at the experimental stage, architects should be on the lookout for practical usages in 2018. Durable, high-tech materials are useful for many architectural applications to make buildings easier to construct, eco-friendlier and more durable.
Unusual Constructive Methods: It is becoming more common to use unusual mediums, beyond timber, masonry, steel and concrete. We have seen structures made of high-strength plastic and living materials. Combining nature and modern architecture styles may represent some challenges, but they are often applicable to modern design.
Community-Driven Design: Community-driven designs ensure good interactions between people, structures and the surrounding environments. It is a concept that is being implemented by many newly built houses and offices. They have sustainable features that vastly improve the quality of life in the community through bigger considerations and respect of the environment. It is also essential that the design interacts well with nature, not just people.
Smart Buildings: Technology integrates well with architectural designs and it allows new things to make their way into our daily lives. Smart buildings and homes are no longer science fiction. Architects may come up with new designs that allow proper use of smart illumination, wireless sound systems, remote heating systems, smart appliances and more.
Repurposed Materials: Integrating repurposed materials into modern architectural design is the right move. Not only environmentally friendly, but repurposed materials could also become cheap and quick solutions. Glass, recycled plastic, metal and usable wooden elements can be repurposed. Reusing and turning them into new objects will save energy and effort, compared to exploiting remaining resources in the nature.
Modern design elements are becoming modern homes, offices and other workspaces. When combined with innovative architectural designs, modern buildings will move away from boring and turn into something exciting and beautiful to see.
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