2017 brought us several experiences that allowed us to learn new lessons, and be able to face the challenges the year 2018 has brought with it.
Better tools to work with, and new wisdom to spread around, established new topics in architecture that should be considered during the course of the current year.
These are a few of the topics that are going to be covered in 2018:
Understanding How the Youngsters Use Space
Millennials seek to be their own bosses, and the majority is looking to work from home, so it is very important for them to have a house that can adapt to a workspace.
Additionally, many of them do not seek to form a family. So the space must be modern, small, multifunctional, and minimalistic. Less is more, and they certainly know it.
The Urgency of Being on Site: An Architect’s Worst Nightmare
It is important to get used to connecting with the making of your own projects to present a collaborative and in situ approach. Remember to give advice when needed, to share a better approach on a certain circumstance, and smooth any bad thing between the workers.
Knowledge about materials and construction must be increased and we need to preserve and discuss the importance of a good design.
The Challenge of Current Architecture to Approach the Rural Context
For decades, architects have focused on cities, which only make up 2% of the earth’s surface. The future lies in intervening unused spaces, sparsely populated, semi-abandoned, and sometimes badly connected.
There is a global tendency to understand rural areas in order to incorporate their materials, traditional techniques, and lifestyle into a contemporary perspective.
Social Architecture Faces the Return of the Pendulum
Social architecture is popular with new generations. Valuing and visualizing informal architecture, vernacular techniques, and a committing to those who have been left behind in society is a trend that has been equally praised and trivialized.
Social architecture broke out in response to the local way to impart knowledge around, and all that unique attitude discipline emits.
The Architecture Graphic Timeline Representation 2.0
Nowadays, digital tools have come to lead architectural representation systems, by placing images above traditional representative methods.
However, there has recently been a new trend in social networks that merges available digital tools with the representative intention of collage: post-digital representation.
Political Architecture: Creativity Faces the Regulations and the Future of Cities
Political action is a tool to improve, incorporate, or transform creativity. An architect involved in politics is a creative activist who works on regulatory issues and who exceeds the limits to have a social impact.
There is a tendency to confine creativity around regulations, and this process will influence the future of cities as we know it.
From building that seem to be defying the laws of Physics, to the implementation of new materials and better ways to arrange the cities, the change is going to be monumental.
Based on previous experiences, we have sought to be more conscious when creating new designs that allow us to focus our efforts in the places where it is most needed, embedding the social aspect, the technology, and the existing regulatory conditions.