5 Architect Trends of 2016 and the future!

Over the next five years’ architecture will evolve and become bigger than it already is. There are predictions that while they might not be as flashy, they’ll be far more useful to the general public on a daily basis.

Here are five ways below in which architecture will change!

 “Starchitecture” will say good bye – Managing partner at NBBJ, Steve McConnell says that the design is moving away from paying attention to the artefact to a greater emphasis on where people gather. At one of their firm’s campuses, they have already mapped out the pathways that are walked on everyday by thousands of employees, and instead designing something that will make the building maximise the intersections between the paths.

 Become more collaborative – Architects are beginning to work more freely with each other, especially social anthropologists and environmental scientists to create more sustainable and meaningful environments and buildings.

 Public and Private division will fizzle out – Many architects will now design buildings where it isn’t just beneficial to the client, but to the city and surrounding areas as a whole. They will explore how the different functions of each building can achieve this.

 New materials? – Materials such as wood and timber are being made into the world tallest skyscrapers. There has been a newfound availability in cross laminated timber panels that has allowed many more architects to build taller with timber. There are also many more methods and materials being tried as we speak!

 Subtler Architecture – More designs will take on a subtler and sophisticated route as more countries start to urbanize and the real estate market gets stronger and more competitive.

There is going to be work that is going to mature and focus on their utility and functionality rather than their flashy looks.