Global climate and economic changes are pushing engineers and architects to look for other ways and solutions to constructive, architectural, and design issues.
The engineering trends of 2020 and 2021 have one thing in common: a commitment to the sustainable development of technology, an increase in the life cycle, and architectural elements with long service life. Society, as a whole, is evolving towards environmental obligations. Therefore, trends in architecture are also social manifestation.
Features of the engineering trends of 2020
The use of recycled materials, buildings capable of self-sufficiency in energy, installations, and technologies, through which we show respect for the planet, is becoming more and more frequent. But there are other trends in architecture, which we will discuss below.
Most of these trends will continue and develop in architecture and design for a long time. Therefore, we recommend that you carefully study each trend.
- The development of green design and environmentally friendly technologies.
We are waiting for the development of landscaping technologies in urban spaces. The “green” design uses environmentally friendly methods, materials, and elements of the arrangement.
The development of this trend can be traced in recent years. The use of green plants, natural, natural, and recycled materials in the horizontal and vertical planes, indoors, and outdoors, using the walls and roofs of buildings in 2020 and 2021, will become a noticeable trend in big cities.
Contractors are gradually moving to more durable materials and equipment. The increase in the duration of use and the life of the used materials and devices can reduce the amount of waste. Manufacturers of equipment also strive to create instruments and devices that can increase labor productivity without harming the environment.
2. “Smart” and automated homes.
There is an increase in the use of automation equipment for both reconstructed and new buildings. Automated systems that control the light, temperature, and security in the home will be increasingly in demand. Smart Home provides its users with greater comfort and lower consumption bills. The development and increasing introduction of smart home technologies and artificial intelligence in everyday life reflect a social and environmental consciousness aimed at caring for the environment and based on intelligent consumption.
3. Kitchen – The main character
The kitchen has evolved over the years to become the center of attention at home. Even though the housing market is transforming, architects and designers emphasize and pay great attention to the kitchen area.
That is why world trends in interior design for 2020 attach particular importance to the kitchen, increasing its size and connecting it to the dining room and living room. If you have the opportunity, place the kitchen island in the center. The island can serve as a bar for receiving guests and breakfast, as well as visually separate the relaxation area if the space of the kitchen and living room is combined.
4. Bathroom as a place of relaxation.
2020 will give particular importance to bathrooms. A bathroom is no longer just a place for personal care and personal hygiene; it has become a space for relaxation and recovery after a hard-working day.
The bathroom, the design, and decor of which is in harmony with your vision and the inner world is an ideal place to relax. A modern bathroom is much more than a bathroom – it is a real spa to enjoy a time of relaxation, thanks to the sauna, jacuzzi, where we can relax while lying down.
New trends in bathrooms are choosing coatings in very light or white colors, with tiles that make cleaning easy and convey calm and serenity. The shower becomes the main character of the bathroom, whether it is a hydromassage cabin or a shower with a screen. Each element of the bathroom must be the right size and comfortable to use.
Simple furniture and a houseplant will create the necessary atmosphere for enjoying daily care.
5. The development of industrial style.
Industrialism promotes the use of iron, aluminum, wood, and even recycled plastic to reduce construction costs. It is characterized by asymmetric shapes, the absence of surface elements, and simple lines.
6. New minimalism.
The tendency towards minimalism in architecture is expressed in a commitment to simple forms using modern and avant-garde materials. Design in the style of minimalism is very in demand for residential buildings and hotels, as well as for office buildings and shopping centers. There is a tendency to use high-quality materials to provide thermal and acoustic insulation, which leads to cost savings and concern about the level of noise exposure.
Architecture and design are changing for the better. We welcome the onset of a new decade in which these and some other trends await us. Environmentally friendly technologies and “green” design, the maximum arrangement of street spaces, the technology of “smart home,” “passive house” and artificial intelligence, the transformation of residential premises, the restoration of industrial and historical buildings will be decisive factors in the construction, architecture, and design of the near future.