Emerging Architectural Trends for 2012

Emerging Architectural Trends for 2012

When designing a new commercial or residential space, it is important to stay on top of the latest trends in order to ensure your space is fresh and up-to-date. Luckily, we have stumbled upon some of the latest architectural trends that are emerging this year. Take a peek at some of the trends to spark your own inspiration and ideas:

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Glass: More and more buildings are being seen using glass for many reasons. While glass may have been the icon of inefficient energy in the past, new developments allow glass to be used that keep it efficient as well as beautiful. Electro-chromic glass, for instance, uses electricity to instantly darken or lighten windows, depending on seasonal needs and the time of day, which can greatly lower heating and cooling costs.

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Modular design: The idea of prefabrication is making quite the comeback in the areas of residential and commercial design. Being able to stack units in a way that is aesthetically appealing is one of the reasons why more buildings are make the decision to go modular. In addition, modular design also conveys the idea of environmentally friendliness, which is immensely popular across all design platforms.

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Biomimicry: This unique trend is popping up more and more. Biomimicry is a cutting edge design trend that mimics the patterns found in nature to create an organic look yet efficient space. Buildings that incorporate biomimicry are also extremely durable and are built to be tough, yet beautiful and original.

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