Current Trends in Architecture

Experts agree that new construction will continue the march towards futurism. However, not all future homes will resemble Mies van der Rohe’s Glass House: conceptual, but not livable, quite the opposite, houses will forgo wasted space for usefulness – function and form will become entangled, as we march towards this centuries’ semicentennial.

Many suggest that architecture died with Zaha Hadid, however, Forbes magazine informs us that that Architecture’s tradition of innovation continues with the likes of Micheal Johnson, Phillip Graves, and Ceaser Pelli. These Architects continue to create works that restructure our concepts of inhabitable spaces, the same way Jackson Pollock caused a shift in the World’s perception of art. Architecture is a unique art form, it’s inhabitable. Many of us take the space we inhabit for granted, but our houses are structures of wonder, they’re a cross-section of mathematics and design.

Art and architecture possess a great deal of interplay. According to Highnobiety, Postmodern architecture is a reaction to the concept of “absolutes in design.” During the 1970’s architects stopped thinking of rooms as perfect geometric shapes, but as ways to express the beauty of imperfection, much the same as Abstractionism found beauty in seemingly chaotic forms. Postmodern architecture is inspired by Cubism and Dadaism, movements that juxtapose notions of time, space, and reality. Architecture will continue to push the envelope and incorporate recycled materials such as shipping containers and tires.

It’s suggested that modern style will become accessible to all. According to Dmagazine, architecture will continue the trend towards clean lines. Expect fewer turrets and more use of Austin Stone and Standing-Seam Roofs. Austin stone is one of the most versatile building materials, it lends to both modern and traditional styles, this beautiful Limestone is quarried outside of Austin Texas. Moreover, Standing-Seam Roofs are composed of a system of interlocking metal plates. This watertight roofing system adds a touch of the modern to any home. As time marches on, home buyers will notice more modern appearing houses, even in conservative markets.

European traditional architectural styles won’t vanish, just as Photorealism wasn’t abandoned for Abstractionism. Modern concepts of design will blend with the traditional, as a result, the traditional will be redefined.

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