New technologies and materials dictate how modern architecture should look, what is now popular and why. Let's get acquainted with the most fashionable architectural trends of 2014
Architecture does not stand still. Every day something new and unusual is invented, but one thing remains unchanged: when building a house, all attention is focused on the person, his needs and comfort. We want to present to you 10 architectural trends, which continue to gain momentum this year.
1. Passive houses
In a passive environmentally friendly house, you canTo say goodbye to the traditional heating system and batteries, and the cost of electricity will be reduced by 80-90%. How do you like this proposal? The whole secret is that the building is as much as possible sealed, so that fresh air comes only through a special ventilation system and then passes through a heat exchanger. In such houses, heat is generated passively - with the help of solar energy, which penetrates through large windows. Do not forget that people and electrical appliances are also sources of heat. Externally, passive houses, as a rule, do not differ from ordinary houses.
2. A place for relaxation
Modern life is full of stress, every day it isTests us for strength. A huge amount of information, phones, noise, rabid urban rhythm ... I want to escape to some quiet quiet place where you can at least briefly relax and regain strength. Recently, most people prefer to arrange such heavenly corners in their own home. Home SPA is now popular as never before, and a jacuzzi, for example, is already at many. Indeed, why go through the whole city and pay a lot of money to enjoy the pleasant procedures, if you can pamper yourself at home every day?
3. Prefabricated buildings
This trend has affected not only residential buildings, butAnd office buildings, hotels, shops. When building them, prefabricated building blocks and walls are used, as well as components that are assembled into a single whole already on the spot. The most real Lego! At the same time, money is saved considerably, much less time and labor is spent on building, plus it is easier to manage the project at times.
4. Open lay-out
More and more people want to live in a house with an openPlanning, where you can change the configuration of rooms in accordance with their needs and preferences, and not once. And in the trend multifunctional premises. So, for example, children can do their homework, sitting at a comfortable bar counter, while the mother will be right next to cooking.
If before architects designed cozyPatios, gardens and terraces, now they pay special attention to the creation of whole rooms in the open air. The area near the house can turn into two accounts into a functional living space. This solution is especially important for regions with mild climate, but in colder countries the open room will be popular in the warmer months.
6. Protection against natural disasters
None of us is immune from floods,Fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, all the more so if we recall the continuing changes in the climate. And now the architects are trying to protect their projects from natural disasters, using special materials and technologies for construction.
7. Storage systems
People tend to acquire a huge amountDifferent things, and then long to look, where all this to hide. Every thing has its place. A lot of storage space is a great way to deal with disorder. One of the architectural trends of this year is the development of all possible solutions for the organization of storage systems. To this end, in the whole house you need to use every corner to the maximum, whether it's boxes under the steps of the stairs or capacious niches in the wall.
8. Kitchen - the focal point of the house
Modern kitchen is not just a place forcooking. It is the heart of the house and can be used for a variety of purposes. Architects try to make this room as spacious and multifunctional as possible so that the whole family can spend as much time as possible. The kitchen should not be in some remote part of the house, but where it will always remain in the center of attention.
9. Health first of all
A beautiful house is, of course, good, butIt is necessary to remember that its main task is to make your stay in it comfortable and safe for health. Architects are now trying to minimize the use of hypoallergenic and potentially harmful materials, which may not have a very positive impact on your well-being. Therefore, the application of natural materials came to the first place: stone, wood, leather.
10. Old construction in a new light
Interesting architecture does not always implyThe construction of something completely new. Looking at unusual modern projects, we can identify another trend - the use as a basis for historical, industrial buildings around which new houses are being built. Inhabitat.com, tallus.com, houzz.com, mwarchitects.net.au, hqroom.ru, architectureartdesigns.com, freesplans.blogspot.com, housevariety.blogspot.com