Just like design, architecture also experiences changes. Though trends in the architectural arena do not emerge as often as they do in the fashion industry or any other field, the environment, the economy, and demographics cause a shift in the choices of design, materials, construction techniques, and layouts. Most architects are working towards developing architectural plans that will cope with the current environmental challenges as well as the functionality and the appearance of our properties and homes. Hence, this write-up is intended to give you the top five architecture trends of 2016.
Cultural inclinations have long been linked to influence design. Hence, many architects are pushing towards eco-friendly interiors. Furthermore, more focus and attention is on the interior design elements that will appear not only great but also are professionally made to minimize the effect on our ecosystem. Therefore, most architects are using natural materials such as stone or wood to build the interior of our homes. Apart from these natural materials being eco-friendly, they have a long lifespan.
Flexible rooms are areas in the house that have a vast spectrum of uses or give you to change its use at some point during the year. Hence, it is an area in your house that is used for more than one purpose. Therefore, most architects are now considering flex rooms that have the ability to transform into an entirely new area without costly renovation or a complete makeover. Furthermore, it is a trend that is meant to enable you to adjust your family home for any additions.
Every year comes with its color inclinations, and 2016 is no exception. The bold blues such as royal blue and cobalt blue are the best choice to use this year. It is a color that that has a broad range of ways to integrate into your interiors. It just depends on the extent of impact you want it to have. For example, if you want to create a relaxing and intimate atmosphere, apply a coat of blue paint on your walls. Furthermore, if you intend to stay current but without any fundamental commitments, add a pop of blue color through a section of your furniture.
The currently mounting climatic changes imply that our buildings need to stand the natural disasters better. Hence, architects are trying to future proof all their models for natural catastrophes such as storms, floods, and much more. Therefore, since it is a trend that has been forced upon us, architects are working towards developing resilient and sturdy designs that will withstand any natural disasters now and in the future.
Adding some geometric shapes to a room is one of the easiest and leading ways of boosting its visual attractiveness. It is a great trend that incorporates into any design or style. For example, if you like the traditional look, you will just use a geometric pattern into your room by using accent textiles or floor tiles. On the other hand, if you are a fan of the ultra-modern look, you will adopt a geometric pattern that brings out the look by use of trim furniture pieces and light.