Once again let us look into the crystal ball for all the upcoming architectural trends this year. It seems that architects have planned out something different with a vast collection of trending Architectural designs for the future generation.
Any architectural trend emerges slowly, comes into competition, rule all over the world and eventually lose its star power. But every architectural trend has a story to tell about its time, functionality, and a set of experiences which gives a scope of improvement and inspiration to discover the new architectural trends.
The economy, environment, and demographics always play a big role in trend spotting. But this year there are two additional triggers: a desire for greater healthfulness and a yearning for a sense of community.
Here is a list of architectural trends to see in 2017:
On one hand, where green ideas are trying to blend the buildings into the surroundings, architects are trying to think one step ahead. Efforts are being made to make the buildings invisible in the coming years. Architects are thinking of using mirror-like facade materials to reflect the surrounding environment.
The most exciting building is the Tower Infinity which is being built in South Korea. A 1476 feet tall building will feature an advanced system of computers, cameras and LED lights that will create a reflective cover on the outside of the massive structure, which will be transparent by day and bright at night.
2) The Transforming Office
Regular work-from-home time among the nonâ€“self-employed population has grown since, 2005. People are demanding a space that can be utilized as an office area inside the home.
This demand can be satisfied by incorporating built-ins and furnishings which will serve the dual purpose of living and working both. By doing so, any area of your house can become a workplace.
The desire for such flexibility is translating the layouts that can easily change to a homeownerâ€™s whim.
3) Natural bathrooms
Bathroom spaces are getting a new look and a new design makeover this year. Stripped hardwoods are a popular choice for bathtubs and showers, as well as for floors and wall paneling.
Ceramic is an excellent partner for this natural wood look if you need a more robust surface. It suits shower trays and sinks well, but can also be used for innovative counters and vanity units, and even as quirky flooring.
Try to bring nature indoor with large, sumptuous planters of greenery or encourage climbers and creepers on an indoor trellis wall.
Reclaimed materials, repurposed for the bathroom are also a big part of this eclectic trend – barrels, buckets, and pallets can be adapted to make almost any feature.
4) Shifting Hearths
The traditional log-burning fireplace has lost some appeal as homeowners realize itâ€™s less energy-efficient and can send more particulates into the air. But there are a number of replacement options waiting in the wings.
Homeowners have been switching out their log-burning fireplaces with new gas models for many years. Newer on the market are the ventless alcohol-burning fireplaces that can be placed almost anywhere and without costly construction
5) Healthier Homes
Consumers have been increasingly aware of hazardous indoor environments over the last few years. Homeowners are actively seeking out healthy water supplies, purifiers, and HVAC systems, along with nontoxic paints and adhesives.
Clients will have a greater access to additional home products that promote healthy sleep patterns, such as those featuring UV and LED circadian lighting.
Create stunning spaces that are bang on trend and showcase these upcoming styles in all the glory they deserve.