Last updated on December 13th, 2012 at 11:25 am
In the world of architectural design, there are a number of relatively new concepts that have come out as consumers desire more choices for their buildings and homes. Architectural style goes on growing as the world changes. People, or at least some individuals, wish for modern and technologically sophisticated buildings furnished with an interior design that rivals a scene right out of the Jetsons cartoon.
Architects must remain on top of growing trends if they give anything for continuing doing business in this fast paced world. Staying abreast of technological advances, protecting the environment, and all the while saving money, are the key ingredients to the good life in architecture.
Certainly, all students of architecture are acquainted with the new modern styles of design. In preference to the classical arches and intricate decorating of the classical and medieval periods, the modern works feature clean lines and a lack of the famous detail that marked their predecessor’s ideas of architectural design. One of a great example of a modern form at its best is Fallingwaters by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Pennsylvania. He has other renowned architectural designs but this one seems to be the one most copied and admired for homes.
Architects are also turning green. No, they are not turning into the incredible hulk. They are designing “green” homes and buildings that conserve energy and assist save our Earth’s natural resources. Many of the structural components are made from recycled materials and are environmentally friendly. They need less upkeep and energy to run. Solar panels are installed to help with heating and cooling costs.
Architectural design has left the medieval age of design and has embraced the sleek lines of steel and concrete into the urban jungle. Concrete is the new tile and the old Formica countertops in homes are now stainless steel that reflect the beauty of the polished silver beams stretched out across the ceiling. As technology moves forward, the design styles of architects will too. There will be a greater abundance of students studying Modern and Green architecture across the world.