Domestic Architecture: Popular Styles

As we are heading towards the end of the summer it has been interesting to see what the trends have been for domestic architecture in 2019 so far, and what we can expect to see in the year ahead. Working with a modern architect with experience of working on designs for brand new domestic properties, as well as transforming existing structures and properties with refurbishment projects, helps you to see all sorts of different trends, design ideas, and unique aesthetics. Here, we take a look at a few of the different domestic design and architecture trends that we have seen and expect to see this year.

Every single year you’ll see certain design tweaks and ideas that spring up within the domestic architectural world. It is a creative industry after all, and architects are always looking for new and innovative ways to stand out from the crowd, but without compromising the quality of design and the functionality of a domestic property. At the end of the day the building must function as intended or there is little to no point to it being constructed and inhabited.

One of the domestic architecture trends that have become popular is that of microdesigns. This is something that has become ever more important as the global population has continued to expand and the relevance of packed urban populations has become more central in the thinking of masterplanners and architects. The price of land continues to rise and there is precious little space in many big towns and cities. Micro-homes and other microdesigns have become an important trend to combat the challenges that the big cities of today and tomorrow face, with architects designing innovative small homes that are often created in unusual shapes and with unusual stylings, as well as thinking about how to maximise the use of space. It is a concept that has been on trend in the packed cities of Japan for many years, but is a problem many urban centres in the Western hemisphere will have to contend with.

As well as smaller designs architects are also looking to utilise spaces for multi-purpose, as another way of combating lack of space and high prices of land and buildings. For domestic architecture this could mean that living areas in homes are divided with sliding doors and dividers rather than having set walls and room purposes. This can lead to spaces being opened up as and when required, and having a home that is multi-functional in its purposes depending on the needs of the inhabitants from one day to the next.

Lastly, the other impact of the growing global population is that there is now a real focus on sustainability in design and architecture, especially when it comes to domestic architecture. We are looking at plans all over the world for residential and commercial tower blocks for instance, that are built from timber, with a view to sustainability and a positive impact on the environment to meet the challenges of global warming and a growing population that is hard to sustain.

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