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Top Architectural Trends in 2018

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2018 has been quite exciting so far in the architectural space. The construction industry has rolled out innovative construction technologies by introducing new materials and build-design variations. Here are the top architectural trends defining 2018:

High-Tech Materials

While traditional concrete paste has dominated construction works in the past, experimentation with nanomaterials has resulted in their successful application as part of hybrid construction materials. While initially used in the manufacturer of applications for other industries, nanomaterials now offer constructive components for architecture.

High-tech construction materials made of nanomaterials have profound uses in architecture to make construction materials more durable, easier to mold, and environmentally friendly.

New Construction Methods

Construction methods are shifting from standard materials of construction to new construction methods that combine different materials in a mixed construction approach. For instance, timber log and concrete masonry offer tremendous building value with unlimited constructive designs.

The adoption of new construction methods promotes the use of recycled materials as in the case of mixing plastic, living materials, and soil to achieve dynamic and more durable constructions. The repurposing of recycled materials to create construction materials is now a trend that is here to stay.

Smart Buildings

While the idea of smart buildings would have seemed a far-fetched element of science fiction some years back, modern architecture has now incorporated high-tech modules to make it a reality. The use of wireless technologies for remote heating, smart lighting, and system functionalities is now a common theme in architectural designs. Older buildings have been retrofitted with new technologies in their designs.

They are efficient in energy conservations especially with the use of remote comfort and thermal controls. The rise of postmodernism continues to fuel the incorporation of new technologies in build-designs to achieve innovative solutions.

Community Conscious Design-Build

Pre-construction planning of construction projects now involves a consideration of the interactions between the built and natural environments, and humans. The result is the adoption of community-driven designs that factor in the effects of the construction on the society.

Community-driven designs seek to uphold the health of the community within which they are built by applying environmental friendly materials and designs. Overall, they improve the interaction between people, the environment, and buildings on a large scale.

Sustainable Architecture

Considering the impact of human activity on climate change, developments in architecture now seek to address the issue of sustainability. The installation of water-filtration systems in new buildings is now a trend for new constructions to impact the water crisis. Also, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems are now designed to conserve energy and reduce negative effects on the environment.

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