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, self-sufficient buildings and installations of all kinds that respect the planet is becoming increasingly common. But there are more trends in architecture that we tell you about below.
Read these proposals carefully because they are here to stay, most of them, and they will be a trend in architecture for a long time.
Industrial style in housing architecture
It is defined by asymmetric forms in construction, both in residential buildings and in other urban infrastructures.
It is characterised by the combination of iron, wood, aluminium and even recycled plastic, which makes construction cheaper. 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 constructions and for rehabilitated buildings. Automated systems to control temperature, light or security in homes are in increasing demand.
An intelligent building offers its users greater comfort and reduces consumption bills. Domotic architecture is a reflection of social awareness of environmental care and the need to consume what is right.
Open and multipurpose spaces
The commitment to integrate different areas of the house to create open and multipurpose environments is becoming increasingly clear. This solution will allow you to enjoy more meters, those that you win to the eliminated partitions, and very practical spaces for all the family.
It uses construction materials that serve as a link between the rooms that are joined together and decorates the whole room in a coherent way, to gain in space and light.
The integration of the kitchen and the living room is the most common in the flats with few meters. But you can also choose to join the living room with the terrace or the living room with the bedroom. There is folding and retractable furniture on the market that will help you in these cases to move from one to the other naturally.
Heritage is a stone from the limestone family. This tile is ideal for unifying interior or exterior spaces, as we see in the image above.
An irrefutable proof of how the concept of room is changing and of the architectural interest in redefining spaces.
The kitchen is the new protagonist…
The kitchen has been, traditionally, the most lived-in room of the house. It is here that we prepare the food and, on many occasions, the family gets together to eat. But it is also the favourite place for children to play or for guests to have an aperitif.
On this occasion, we have also used the Heritage series to create this kitchen environment.
This is why the trends in architecture give prominence to the kitchen, increasing its dimensions and connecting it to the dining room and the living room. If you have that possibility, place a central island that serves as a water area and breakfast bar and visually separates the living area.
And the bathroom is a space for relaxation
The bathroom is no longer just the space dedicated to personal care. It is now understood as the place where you can relax after a hard day’s work.
Where to disconnect from the outside and reconnect with yourself during a shower that will release our tensions. And all this thanks to the design and decoration.
This magnificent bathroom is much more than a bath, it is a real spa that we can have in our home, to enjoy a time of relaxation and rest thanks to the sauna, the whirlpool and the hammocks in which we can relax lying down. This atmosphere has been designed with our Calacatta and Eternal Oak series.
The new tendencies in bathrooms bet for coverings in very clear or white colors, with tiles that facilitate the cleaning and transmit us calm and serenity. The shower becomes the great protagonist of the bathroom, whether it is a hydromassage cabin or a shower with a screen. It is important that it has the necessary dimensions so that its use is comfortable for all users.
Simple furniture with storage capacity, to keep everything tucked away, and an interior plant will create the necessary atmosphere to enjoy the daily care.
Floor and wall prominence
These decorative elements take on a greater role in the architectural trends of The coverings with quality tiles that imitate different materials are imposed by their functionality.
You will be able to place tiles with a wide variety of textures and colours, imitating clay, wood or polished cement among other materials. Make sure you always purchase environmentally friendly products in their manufacture.
The market offers such a variety of styles and colors in all building materials that it is difficult to choose just one option. That is why this year there will be a trend towards spaces with a multitude of shapes and materials, properly combined.
In the image above, we can see the spectacular result provided by the combination of the porcelain floor of the Traditional Woods series by Combiwood and the hydraulic tiles of the Oldker series by Sanchis.
The yellow in its different tonalities; from the old pink to the red watermelon; the tiles with textures that imitate the corduroy or the tweed. In short, an explosion of shapes and colours that will affect the construction and decoration of homes and work spaces to create spaces full of life.
The target, always the target
White in its different shades continues to be the protagonist in interior design, alone or combined with other colours such as black, mustard or grey. In the wall and floor coverings it provides luminosity to the rooms and visually amplifies them.
In addition, it reflects all the light received, so it is recommended in the case of dark rooms or interiors. Used in the right measure, for example, in bathroom tiles, white will give you an excellent aesthetic result.
Renovate, rehabilitate, remodel
The principle of achieving the best results by minimizing construction work is a trend. Rehabilitating old buildings, and historical ones in many cases, to give them a new use 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 exigencies and to equip them with greater comforts. These actions have the advantage of a lower economic cost than the construction from scratch of the house or building.