Construction and architecture trends are very fluid. What is trendy today may be outdated in a month or two. Interestingly, most of this year’s trends were repetitions of 2019 and 2020.
After COVID, people followed their hearts and became more authentic. We live in uncertain times, and in the quest for sustainability and cost-effectiveness, architects look for new materials and techniques that still look stylish.
Some 2022 construction and architecture trends include:
Architecture combines form and function to realize a new and beautiful design. Architectural 3D printing allows architects to create tangible models as a physical object has more impact than computer screen visualization.
This year in Italy, 3D specialists launched the first 3D pioneer construction, TECLA, a circular housing prototype made of natural, carbon-neutral, and recyclable raw earth. They synchronized multiple 3D printers to work simultaneously.
People love taking their living spaces outdoors, which explains patios and porches. In 2022, people will likely gravitate towards bringing the outdoors into their homes by creating conservatories. The rise of olive and lemon trees planted in huge pots will trend.
The trending conservatory look will create a conservatory space in a sunny corner of the home or a garden-themed room with charming wicker furniture and patterned wallpaper.
Smart Homes and Smart Automation
Smart homes and automation are a growing trend for new homes and buildings. Most people are also rehabilitating their homes into smart homes. The demand for automated systems has gone up in recent years to control security, light, and temperatures in the home.
Smart homes have more comfort and reduce your bills considerably. Domotic architecture reflects environmental care, social awareness, and a need to reduce carbon footprints.
Open and multi-purpose spaces are becoming trendier. These spaces give you more room that you can use for various activities, unlike partitioned rooms that limit your movement and activities. Using materials that link and decorate the rooms will improve the illusion of light and space.
After the harrowing ordeals of COVID-19, soft, comforting feminine curves are the trend. Homes will have more rounded forms and gentle curves. Waterfall corners on consoles and desks, curved sofa desks will dominate. The most important thing will be integrating comfort and ambiance.
The prefabrication involves the pre and mass-production of systems and components and transferring them from the factory to a final destination. Prefabrication increases the speed at which structures come up and allows you to build with no builders.
This process reduces the process complexity and saves on material, energy, and resources. Prefab will make owning a home affordable, and you can customize it as you desire without compromising its design.
Architecture and construction trends are constantly evolving. Each year, something new comes up and may trend for a while, then fade into oblivion. However, some things may keep iterating, with the occasional twist. Other trends, like smart homes and automation, may advance but never go out of style.