The architectural trends for 2020 have one thing in common: the commitment to sustainable development and sustainable architecture. Society in general is evolving towards environmental commitment and architectural trends, as a social manifestation, too. The use of recyclable materials, buildings that are self-sufficient and installations of all kinds that respect the planet are becoming more frequent.
These are some of the trends in architecture that will stay for a long time:
Industrial style in the housing architecture - It is defined by asymmetrical forms in construction, both in residential buildings and in other urban infrastructures. It is characterized by the combination of iron, wood, aluminum and even recycled plastic, which means a reduction in construction costs. Simple lines and absence of surface elements are also characteristic of the industrial style.
Home automation and smart homes – It is an upward trend, both for new buildings and for rehabilitated buildings. Automated systems are increasingly in demand to control the temperature, light or security of homes. A smart building offers its users greater comfort and reduces consumption bills. This kind of architecture is a reflection of social awareness for the care of the environment and the need to consume right.
Open and multipurpose spaces - The commitment to integrate different areas of the home to create polyvalent environments is becoming even more clearer. This solution will allow you to enjoy more meters, what you gain from the partitioned walls, and very practical spaces for the whole family.
The kitchen is the new protagonist - The kitchen has traditionally been the most lived stay in the house. The trends in architecture for 2020 give prominence to this part of the home, increasing its dimensions and connecting it with the dining room and the living room. If you have that possibility, place a central island that serves as a water zone and a breakfast bar and that visually separates the lounge area.
The bathroom as a space for relaxation - The bathroom is no longer, solely, the space dedicated to personal care. It is now a real spa that we can have in our home, to enjoy a time of relaxation thanks to the sauna, whirlpool and hammocks where we can relax lying. The new trends in bathrooms opt for coatings in very light or white colors, with tiles that facilitate cleaning and transmit calm and serenity. The shower becomes the main protagonist of the bathroom, either a hydro massage cabin or a shower with screen. The simple furniture with storage capacity, to have it all collected, and an indoor plant will create the necessary atmosphere to enjoy the daily care.
White, always white - White in its different shades continues to be the protagonist in interior design, alone or combined with other colors such as black, mustard or gray. In the coatings of walls and floors it provides luminosity to the rooms and visually expands them. In addition, it reflects all the light received, so it is recommended in the case of dark or interior rooms. Used in its proper measure, for example, in bathroom tiles, white will provide an excellent aesthetic result.
Reform, rehabilitate, remodel - The principle of achieving the best results by minimizing the works is a trend during 2020. Rehabilitating old buildings, and historical in many cases, to give them a new usefulness is a process that we have been observing in our cities for several years. Also the reform of the houses to adapt them to the new social demands and to endow them with greater comforts. These actions have the advantage of a lower economic cost than the construction from scratch of the house or building.
Enjoy the outdoors all year - The terraces and balconies can be enjoyed throughout the year if you condition them properly. They are a trend in architecture glass enclosures without profiles, so-called glass curtains, which allow you to open the space fully when the good weather arrives. If you have an outdoor space, however small, you can place mobile stoves to combat the cold.
Less noise, more light - Noise is a pollutant to which we are exposed inside and outside our homes. That is why more and more architectural projects are carried out with this annoyance in mind, using distributions and materials that minimize noise inside the buildings. At the same time, architectural technology is developed so that buildings take advantage of the natural light they receive from the sun. And, at the same time, there are trends that integrate artificial lighting in the most natural way possible, either with foci stolen between the furniture or in the form of indirect warm light.
Tests with new constructive methods – During the year 2020 we will know some of the results of the experimentation with new construction systems. Structures made of recycled materials, such as plastic, or traditional construction methods will be implemented to curb environmental destruction and fight against climate change.
Passive houses - Passive houses have become a philosophy of life and a way of understanding how the relationship with the environment should develop. The architectural design in these homes has the primary objective of using available resources, maximizing energy savings. Thus, passive houses not only save their owners, they also contribute to improving the health and quality of life of those who inhabit them.
The concern for the environment and commitment to its care are social aspects that are reflected in the architectural trends of 2020. The use of less polluting materials and sustainable buildings is increasingly an objective of individuals and public administrations in construction of buildings.
These architectural trends will influence the style, design and decoration of the houses and buildings of the coming years.