Here comes 2019 with a new package of surprises and trends in architectural design. The trends we'll be listing for you here are an update of the trends we've mentioned in our article Five New Trends in Architectural Design. And like the previous ones, those are just as interesting and innovative. Let's dive in!
The new current in architectural design is now moving toward preserving nature to reduce carbon footprints caused by human activity. With this in mind, architects will be introducing more sustainable solutions to buildings and infrastructure. These solutions may include installing water filtration systems that help preserve water, and therefore, alleviate the global water crisis. Others include designing heating and ventilation systems in a way that reduces energy consumption.
Eco-Houses and Green Buildings
The boldest move in this direction so far has probably been green buildings and eco-houses. The highly insulated and environment-friendly eco-homes are becoming the choice of those with concerns about climate change and want to save money in the long run. Moreover, they look absolutely beautiful! (You have no reason to worry about the aesthetics of your home if you're planning to buy one of these for yourself). Green buildings, on the other hand, are primarily intended to lower the emissions of greenhouse gases by introducing more nature to our environment. This innovation includes adding green rooftops, walls, or indoor gardens to residential and commercial buildings. Additionally, recycled finishing materials like concrete, metal, glass, and plastic will also be among the architectural trends for 2019.
This type of design has been around for so many years and it's so useful for creating an interactive experience. It makes it easy for people to communicate and engage with each other more effectively. This is especially applicable at work or in places where it's crucial to have groups mingling with each other like senior housings. However, it's only in 2019 that a challenge arose to define the different segments of these open spaces. To accomplish this, architects are now incorporating different floor levels, colors, and textures through interior design to combine and separate different areas through décor.
Architecture is now more than just beautiful designs transformed into buildings. It's where people live and work; the art and science of creating spaces that serve their purpose. As more companies are realizing this fact, a new trend is emerging by which companies are seeking to showcase their identity and represent their values through architecture. This is done, for example, by having an exterior design that sets them apart from the rest. Interior design and décor can also motivate employees and remind them why they're working for their companies every single day.
Solar Roof Tiles
With their usually varied and elegant designs, solar roof tiles are the new alternative for solar panels that tend to be bulky and occupy too much space. Today, these tiles are the solution architecture provides for having your wanted renewable energy blend seamlessly with your roof without risking to ruin the general view of your house.
All these trends are meant to make people's lives easier and more sustainable by integrating the latest technologies with recent approaches and solutions. This means that new trends will come racing with new stuff being invented every year. What do you think will come next?
Are you excited to see the trends of 2020? If yes, stick around because we will be updating you with all new trends and news regarding architecture frequently!