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New Architecture Trends for 2020 and 2021

According to, here are 15 architectural trends to look for in the upcoming years. The architectural trends for 2020 and 2021 have one thing in common: 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, buildings that are self-sufficient and installations of all kinds that respect the planet are becoming more frequent.

1. Industrial style in the housing architecture

It is defined by asymmetrical forms in construction, both in residential buildings and in other urban infrastructures. It is characterized by the combination of iron, wood, aluminum and even recycled plastic, which means a reduction in construction costs. Simple lines and absence of surface elements are also characteristic of the industrial style.

2. Home automation and smart homes

Domotic architecture is a reflection of social awareness for the care of the environment and the need to consume the right.

It is an upward trend, both for new buildings and for rehabilitated buildings. Automated systems are increasingly in demand to control the temperature, light or security of homes.

A smart building offers its users greater comfort and reduces consumption bills.

3. Open and multipurpose spaces

The commitment to integrate different areas of the home to create diaphanous and polyvalent environments is becoming clearer. This solution will allow you to enjoy more square feet, what you gain from the partitioned walls, and very practical spaces for the whole family.

Use building materials that serve as a link between the rooms and decorate the entire room in a consistent way, to gain space and light.

4. The kitchen is the new protagonist…

The kitchen has traditionally been the most lived stay in the house. In it we prepare food and, on many occasions, the family gathers to eat. But it is also the favorite place for children to play or for the guests to have an aperitif.

5. …. and the bathroom is a space for relaxation

The bathroom is no longer, solely, the space dedicated to personal care. Now this is understood as the place to relax after a hard day’s work. Where to disconnect from the outside to reconnect with himself 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 bathroom is a real spa that we can have in our home, to enjoy a time of relaxation and relaxation thanks to the sauna, whirlpool and hammocks where we can relax lying.

The new trends in bathrooms opt for coatings in very light or white colors, with tiles that facilitate cleaning and transmit calm and serenity. The shower becomes the main protagonist of the bathroom, either a hydro massage cabin or a shower with screen. It is important that you have the necessary dimensions so that its use is comfortable for all users.

The simple furniture with storage capacity, to have it all collected, and an indoor plant will create the necessary atmosphere to enjoy the daily care.

6. Protagonism of floors and walls

These decorative elements acquire a greater prominence in the architectural trends of 2020. The coverings with quality tiles that imitate different materials are imposed by their functionality.

You can place coatings with a wide variety of textures and colors, imitating mud, wood or polished cement among other materials. Make sure you always buy products that are environmentally friendly in their manufacture.

7. Risky combinations

The market offers such a variety of styles and colors in all building materials that it is difficult to choose a single option. That is why in this year the spaces with a multitude of shapes and materials will be trends, combined properly.

The yellow in its different tonalities; from the ancient rose to the red watermelon; tiles with textures that mimic corduroy or tweed. In short, an explosion of shapes and colors that will affect the construction and decoration of homes and work spaces to create spaces full of life.

8. White, always white

White in its different shades continues to be the protagonist in interior design, alone or combined with other colors such as black, mustard or gray. In the coatings of walls and floors it provides luminosity to the rooms and visually expands them.

In addition, it reflects all the light received, so it is recommended in the case of dark or interior rooms. Used in its proper measure, for example, in bathroom tiles, white will provide an excellent aesthetic result.

9. Reform, rehabilitate, remodel

The principle of achieving the best results by minimizing the works is a trend during 2020. Rehabilitating old buildings, and historical in many cases, to give them a new usefulness 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 demands and to endow them with greater comforts. These actions have the advantage of a lower economic cost than the construction from scratch of the house or building.

10. The new minimalism

The trend towards minimalism in architecture translates into a commitment to simple forms using modern and avant-garde materials. Contract projects are highly demanded for homes and hotels, as well as for office buildings and shopping centers. It is a tendency to use quality materials to ensure thermal and acoustic insulation that will result in economic savings and an environmental benefit.

11. The contract concept

This innovative concept creates innovative working environments through open, transparent and transparent spaces. According to the new methodology at work, which advocates collaboration and teamwork, offices are conceived as constantly changing spaces that can be adapted at any time to the needs of users.

The contract concept is transferred to the houses to create multifunctional spaces without partition walls between some rooms and with rooms limited by glass walls.

12. Enjoy the outdoors all year

The terraces and balconies can be enjoyed throughout the year if you condition them properly. They are a trend in architecture glass enclosures without profiles, so-called glass curtains, which allow you to open the space fully when the good weather arrives. If you have an outdoor space, however small, you can place mobile stoves to combat the cold.

13. Less noise, more light

Noise is a pollutant to which we are exposed inside and outside our homes. That is why more and more architectural projects are carried out with this annoyance in mind, using distributions and materials that minimize noise inside the buildings.

At the same time, architectural technology is developed so that buildings take advantage of the natural light they receive from the sun.

And, at the same time, there are trends that integrate artificial lighting in the most natural way possible, either with foci stolen between the furniture or in the form of indirect warm light.

14. Tests with novel constructive methods

During the year 2020 we will know some of the results of the experimentation with new construction systems.

Structures made of recycled materials, such as plastic, or traditional construction methods will be implemented to curb environmental destruction and fight against climate change. An example of this trend can be found in the Kräuterzentrum de Ricola, designed byHerzog & de Meuron, winners of the 2001 Pritzker Prize.

Also noteworthy is the environmental quality of our tiles, whose production is carried out following all environmental protocols.

15. Passive houses

What emerged as a trend in architecture, the passive house, has become a philosophy of life and a way of understanding how the relationship with the environment should develop. The architectural design in these homes has the primary objective of using available resources, maximizing energy savings. Thus, passive houses not only save their owners, they also contribute to improving the health and quality of life of those who inhabit them.

The concern for the environment and commitment to its care are social aspects that are reflected in the architectural trends of 2020. The use of less polluting materials and sustainable buildings is increasingly an objective of individuals and public administrations in construction of buildings.

These fifteen architectural trends will influence the style, design and decoration of the houses and buildings of the coming years.


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