2022 THE YEAR OF INNOVATION AND CHANGE
With 2022 around the corner, we’re examining which trends we can expect to see appear and grow next year. Below we’ve shared a few insights on how your firm can keep up and crush the competition.
Brick and mortar is so 2021
With the need for accommodation and commercial spaces showing no signs of slowing down, it’s up to design professionals to reduce costs and construction times. With modular spaces being the buzz word of modern architecture, we can expect this trend to keep expanding one block at a time.
We’re not predicting Lego homes anytime soon, however finding modular solutions have been proven to reduce costs, time frames and delivers more opportunity for eco-friendly building.
Let the sun in, and keep the world on mute
With urban city centers filled to the brim with skyscrapers we’re battling an invisible enemy and neglecting rays of sunshine. As people have settled into modern city living there has been a recent push to find new techniques to keep noise pollution to a minimum. With the modern 24/7 hustle and bustle giving clients a way to shut out the world and enjoy their sanctuary in peace is essential.
As many industries have transitioned to a work from home model we’re seeing less and less sunlight, and the effects are starting to appear. With a lack of sunshine attributing to depression and higher risk of serious illness, designers need to keep the noise out and the sun in.
Home automation and smart homes
As offices are shrinking and the workforce resorting to home offices, we’re seeing a strong push to convenience, and the home automation industry is more than happy to oblige. In the next few years we’re expecting daily chores to be completed by a simple “ OK GOOGLE and homes and offices need to be prepared. As we’re moving over to the next tech revolution we’re already creating the building blocks for tomorrow’s tech.
Less is more, and more is a necessity
With urban homes becoming smaller to adapt to the rising needs of people, a lot of people can’t afford to keep single use spaces. With kitchens doubling as studies and the TV room being used to serve dinner, designers are adapting to new challenges and those who master it early will have customers lining up for years to come.