What a year it has been in the architectural & building worlds. We have seen an increase in modular construction worldwide, more movement in using CLT building techniques in the commercial spaces, along with a rise in people wanting smaller, healthier, more sustainable, energy-efficient homes that connect well to the outdoors – due mostly to rising costs of living, wellbeing and the impact of climate change.
Aesthetics wise, externally dark, linear, single-level forms are popular. Internally, people want light, bright spaces with warm timber elements, raw uncoated fixtures, textural features such as terrazzo or concrete and neutrals colours with pops of brighter shades.
Home inclusions such as; study nooks, butler pantries, mudrooms, window seats & built-in flexible joinery spaces are also high on the list of must-haves.