When it comes to architecture, each year brings new trends. From 3D-printed architecture to prefabricated architecture, you’ll want to know the white-hot trends for this year.

According to one source, the size of the architect industry in the U.S. this year is $55 billion. IBISWorld says the market has grown at a clip of 2.5% annually on average between 2018 and 2023.

Residential, commercial, and industrial projects are still on the go, so architects remain in high demand. Continue reading to learn about some of the top architectural trends this year.

3D-Printed Architecture

Did you know that the global 3D printing market was worth $13.84 billion in 2021? It’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.8% from 2022 to 2030. 3D printing used to seem like something out of the pages of a sci-fi novel. It’s been used in the architecture space in previous years, but you can expect to see an uptick in use in 2023. It promises to give architects another quiver in their proverbial bows.

3D-printed architecture is simple, cost-effective, efficient, and can reduce time- and money-wasting mistakes. If you’re looking to broaden your architectural practice, consider 3D-printed architecture. The technology is better than it’s ever been.

So, now’s as good a time as any to look into why 3D-printed architecture is worthwhile.

Biophilic Architecture

Biophilic architecture might be new to you. It’s a recent trend, and it may be ready to take off in a big way in 2023. Biophilic design is about creating homes with a substantial connection to and relationship with the natural environment.

So, it seeks to cater to people who want to interact with nature even when inside the comfort of their own homes. A home designed according to biophilic principles will incorporate a lot of natural light elements and green spaces. For instance, such a home might make provisions for a vegetable garden on the roof.

If you’re going with biophilic design, you’ll want to design an environmentally friendly home. One way you can make a bathroom more sustainable is by adding a bidet. You can get a bidet toilet or add a bidet attachment to a toilet. Once someone uses the bathroom, they can use the bidet to activate a stream of water from a nozzle. The water will clean up their anus region so they don’t have to use toilet paper. Considering how much toilet paper the average person uses, you can appreciate the benefit of cutting back on toilet paper use

Even Smaller Tiny Homes

While a tiny home refers to a home that’s south of 600 square feet in size, the average tiny house on the market in the United States is only about 225 square feet. There are many reasons why some people are drawn to tiny homes. Their small size means they’re less expensive, for instance. Not everyone is interested in spending an arm and a leg on a traditional home. Tiny homes also appeal to people who see themselves as minimalists. They’re people who want only the basic necessities rather than a bunch of things they don’t really need.

But one trend to look out for this year is a move toward even smaller tiny homes. Many people in the market for a tiny home want something even more compact than a traditional tiny home. But they don’t want to give up functionality. That’s a tall order for architects.

These are some of the trends you can expect to unfold in the world of architecture in 2023. The year is still young, so it’ll be interesting to see how prevalent these trends are in the months ahead.


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