The Trends in Contemporary Architecture

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By Phil Roberts

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In September 2015, the New York-based data research lab and future resource hub, PSFK, partnered with Architizer on a report called Building Tomorrow: Trends Driving The Future of Design.

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They took 1,500 entries from Architizer’s A+ Awards, and sought the help of leading architects, designers, academics, psychologists, and entrepreneurs to described how the built environment was evolving.

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What they found was that the three main drivers for change in architecture and design were connected lifestyles, an empowered citizenry and an urbanized population. They also outlined 9 trends building tomorrow, giving examples from around the world. Those drivers were outlined as 9 trends building tomorrow: communal spirit, intentional play, fluid states, hidden escapes, blended landscapes, exercised restraint, second life, passively powered and breakthrough builds.

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I encourage you to read the free report from PSFK here. It would be good to see if these same 9 trends, and most importantly insights, apply to architecture in Canada?

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For now, you can read my full article about PSFK here.

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