Emerging Architectural Trends and Designs Giving Fillip to Real Estate and Construction Industry

– By Jayant Vaitha, Director, Synergy Property Development Services

Architecture plays an important role for populace to own dream home, create & manifest inspirational work spaces, cherish a lifestyle in proficient district and many more. Off-late, post the New-Classical and Blobitecture era, the architecture industry is undergoing various changes at a great pace co-relating to the changing lifestyle and facilities that define our life today. It has become more organized, technologically advanced and the work qualities of each professional are on par with each other globally. Architecture is often socio politically motivated and is mirror for the development a state goes through.

There are abundant innovations happening every moment and are being adopted aggressively as trends in architecture. More importantly, the target audience is now well aware and is often looking for designs on par of global standards. The recent phenomenon of adopting and using cutting-edge building technologies are slowly digesting conventional construction technologies. The way buildings are envisioned and realised, introduces an entirely new chapter into the construction industry, bringing in a major social and cultural shift.

Read on as Jayant Vaitha, Director, Synergy Property Development Services, elaborates on few emerging trends in Architecture and design for projects in 2018:

  • Multidisciplinary Collaborations

Architecture shall no more be a single professional’s board, but it shall become a by-product of multiple professional whizzes like product-designers, environmentalists, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologist etc. It is highly competitive and multi-disciplinary profession, involving a variety of tasks covering innumerable disciplines, including spatial design, aesthetics, energy accountancy, psychological impulse, project management and material management. The demand for socio-conscious architecture is increasing & the involvement of social experts has turned inventible.

With more strategic work and a large workforce involved in architecture and design, the onus is on architects and designers to give an amusing yet workable shape to the buildings. Interestingly Architects form the majority of all the design professionals working in India. As per a survey of CII, out of the total number of designers working in India, architecture accounts for the most with 81.25%.

  • Virtual Reality & Immersive Architecture

The world of 3D virtual design and engineering is a fast growing field and there’s some seriously headlong thinking happening in these fields. Every design will soon be made using virtual reality; enabling the user to fully immerse himself in true scale 3D BIM models. The model would serve an incredibly accurate sense of presence in a space that’s yet to be built. This will be a step closer towards the understanding of the designed spaces.

  • Building information Model

It’s been quite some times since when BIM exploded the crust of conventional design and construction technologies. The BIM is already an old idea, but it has started to build massive momentum in the architectural community. The BIM (Building Information Model) is based on several principles that can be implemented with relative independence. The classical understanding of BIM is merely limited to construction document and drawing production for architectural project.  The implementation of BIM will give a new perspective to architecture. If whole city/ town is put at a platform of BIM, building services trouble-shooting shall become quite simplified for the detailed information availability pertaining to each streets, buildings and open spaces of the city. The effective use of BIM shall help us combat climate changes with climate responsive buildings. It shall also help in optimizing resource management and responding with brisk town/city planning solutions. Globally, first world countries have largely migrated to BIM successfully. We are very confident that India too will embrace BIM gradually but surely in projects, leading to accuracy and bringing value-addition.

  • Big-Data & Smart Cities

Although Big Data has a lot of buzz around it, I believe that in many ways it is still a relatively new and unexplored concept. However, its potential for demographic and relative behavioral analysis is already obvious. In the time when the bureaucracy & government is crafting opportunity for smart city, Big-Data is a perfect and integral tool for its planning and creation. It shall help us optimize the resource utilization, a key factor towards making of a smart city.

  • Architecture Robots & 3D Printers

The way we make things has changed — but will change more drastically still. Robotics is going to become a key stake holder of the construction industry. It won’t be long before we are assisting in designing to a construction process that involves assembly robots. Assisted robotics, in which a human and robot work together to direct the construction process, is also on the horizon.

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