Notable Trends in Modern Residential Architecture

 Residential architecture has changed considerably over the years, and modern residential architectural designs support the need for more open space and less detail.

 But, let’s take a brief look at some of the more prominent trends in modern residential architecture, which can be expected to stay for the next couple of years.

Rooms with More than One Purpose

 Although people need more space, it is also important to reduce the effect of urban sprawl. As such, architectural designs in favour of multipurpose rooms are becoming more prevalent in the residential design sector. These rooms can be transformed into completely different spaces without the need for total makeovers or extensive structural changes.

The flexi design idea also facilitates the changing needs of ageing residents. Many families have elders stay with them, and thus need to make provisions for their special needs, and with the flexibility of the designs, it is easier to change spaces to facilitate family extensions.

Connecting the Interior with the Outside World

 In the past, residential architecture made a definite distinction between the indoor and outdoor living areas. Now, we find that the indoor spaces connect to the outdoor living areas in a seamless way. The outdoor areas have the same importance as the indoor spaces. Two bedrooms, for instance, share a private outdoor garden space, and the living room opens up onto a veranda, creating a larger entertainment space.

More Glass and Less Brick

 Gone are the days of small or well-defined windows. Modern residential architecture embraces the use of large windows, which serve to connect the home’s occupants with the outside world. These windows make the distinction between indoors and outdoors even less apparent. The windows are custom designed and the doors are also now bigger to keep with the trend for openness. Expect to see windows reaching from the floor, two storeys up, right to the ceiling to facilitate stunning views of the surrounds.

Healthy Living Environment

 Sustainability is no longer a buzz word reserved for corporate architectural designs. It is now a way of living, and it features prominently in residential architecture. Part of sustainability is the focus on creating healthier living environments. Functionality is also a feature of modern residential architecture, and as such, you can expect the use of materials that will not affect the health of the home’s occupants.

We’re Global and Always Connected with Technology

 The internet is everywhere and people don’t like to be disconnected from their communication. Features, such as Wi-Fi smart gadgets, fibre internet connections, and the facilitation for smart televisions, are more prevalent in modern residential architecture.

Connectivity between Rooms

 If you thought that open plan is limited to the office environment? Think again! People don’t want compartments in their houses. Gone are the days of silos, and in is the focus on open spaces where the kitchen and the living area areas connect with the veranda. Expect to see fewer long hallways and more integration of spaces.

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