A true architect can foresee needs of the future and build designs accordingly. Architects need to be constantly vigilant of the surroundings, global needs, and strive to fill in the disparities.
Let’s see what trends are booming in the year 2018 in the architecture industry:
Amalgamation of Public & Private Space
Modern day space crunch especially in an overpopulated country like India, leave no scope for fixed designated spaces like residential, commercial or industrial.
Combination of residential and commercial spaces can adhere to this problem effectively, also keeping a check on pollution as there’ll be less need for commuting.
Eco-friendly way of living
‘Nature is the world’s original gym’ – this philosophy has already started to see a boom in the coming years.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) defines a ‘Green Building’ as the one that uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building.
More and more builders are resorting to these eco-friendly techniques like Insulation in roof along with China mosaic/tiles, rainwater harvesting, water efficient fixtures, sewage treatment plants, regenerative drive elevators, etc. Best architecture colleges in India are also fostering the use of these eco-friendly measures while imparting education.
New construction technologies
Cross-laminated timber panels have replaced the traditional wood. Architects are resorting to constructing not just homes but even huge skyscrapers with timber.
New materials are constantly experimented with. Civil engineering students at the top Jaipur engineering college and other reputed institutes are being prepared for the upcoming changes.
Super tall structures will make cities expand vertically rather than horizontally. These tall buildings will house living, shopping, playing all in one area. This will make life more convenient in terms of commuting.
Such buildings have been made possible with advanced technologies like electronic glass panels.
Traditionally shaped buildings are outdated. Over a period of time, starchitecture – a new trend has been emerging, where new-age architects have come up with some amazing designs.
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Frank Gehry is one such example. We will be lucky enough to see some designs on the same concept in 2018.
Advancement in technology, innovation and people’s perception has the potential to bring a great revolution in architecture industry in the coming years.