Architect Answers: Current Trends in Architecture
This week, we have interview with one of our GOSS architects, Ms Busra. She tells us current trends in Architecture.
She thinks the most influential architecture trends of 2020 are evolving following sustainable architecture: "There are more architectural trends as open and multipurpose spaces which commits to connect different units of the home to succeed transferable spaces. Another trend is growing attention to the kitchen and baths. The kitchen becomes a centre of home activities as the focus of the home."
Our architect then outlines minimalism by the new trends in architecture, "The trend of minimalism depicts a commitment to simple forms. Regarding colours, white is always trend which gives luminosity to the rooms and widen the perception of the space. Also, it is a trend to combine materials with acoustic insulation that will provide economic savings."
She follows and inspired by especially young architects who combine new visions and sustainability with tradition. She adds: "I would love to tell about the works of Wang Shuo and Zhang Jing who were a Young Architects Award recipient for her significant contributions to the profession. Forest pavilion in Jilin, China which has breathtaking observation platform came out on top of the competition thanks to its rich materiality, contrasting the warmth of red cedar planks on the interior with an external cladding of charred cedar shingles."
The importance of outdoors
According to Ms Busra, Outdoor areas are started to be well connected with indoor space by blurring indoor and outdoor space as a social demonstration. She says "We can call this trend “Enjoy The Outdoors All Year”. Garden and balconies can be designed and used all seasons by designing them properly. The window systems without profiles and shading solutions such as pergola and awnings provide an enjoyable experience under different weather conditions. If you have an outdoor area, you can locate heaters to combat the cold, no matter season conditions."
We were also interested to know of any opinions of Ms Busra about future architecture: "Immersive virtual reality world is stupendously improving and defines artificial worlds which can be observed, walking in, tactile sense and real time responses."Read More