Technology Trends in Architecture and Design

Technology has innovated architecture for centuries. Starting from the begging in we have seen technology, in both theory and practice

Technology Trends in Architecture and Design

Technology has innovated architecture for centuries. Starting from the begging in we have seen technology, in both theory and practices, improvising the way we design building projects, our craft will not stop evolving. And if new designers, continue to improvise, then we will always have work to do.

There are many benefits to tapping into innovative technology to support and hold architectural planning. As technology continually advances, it allows our thought process to be more creative and bring those visions from one’s mind to the screen or into a 3D print. We can:

Easily link a vision: Whether you’re pitching your team, getting clients, or interacting with real estate gurus, it’s easier to help someone get into your vision when you have good visualization at your aid. Clients and buyers will be able to get into a virtual reality headset and see the building’s architectural planning unfolding, or touch a 3D print of their new home. This experience helps connect people to the finished product before completion. 

Reduce project costs: Using advanced technology such as virtual reality (VR) or 3D printing can allow clients to identify parts they would like to make changes to before the construction process begins. The earlier you note down these changes, the easier and more cost-effective the construction process becomes for everybody involved.

Straighten collaboration: Technology developments such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows everybody involved in a project to stay on the same page at each step. Architectural Engineers and design architects can use a Building Information Modeling (BIM) program to make sure their specific plans are straight before any cutting or welding takes place.

Internet of things

Internet of things (IoT) refers to connecting things with the internet. If you are an owner of a house, you might already know of something that is connected to the internet, for instance, video doorbells, thermostats, and personal assistants. And now the IoT is bringing new trends across the whole design and construction system.

–         Adding new sensors to the Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling makes an intelligent 3D model of a building and straightens all building plans. This makes all plans update together, this allows everybody in the plan to be on the same page. How does IoT fit into this? Building projects can now have new sensors to measure things such as energy usage, temperature, foot traffic, and much more. These sensors will collect data, and we will be able to study this data with BIM to enhance future building projects.

–         Making the World a greener place

About 405 of the CO2 emission comes from the buildings. This percentage surpasses both transportation and industrial sectors, so finding ways to make our buildings greener is important. Designing a building with IoT in mind could help us reduce waste by not depending on humans to turn off machinery and HVAC systems, which will have a major effect on energy consumption.

The Ability for architectural design that moves and makes changes based on human habits and weather patterns. And with the IoT, we can monitor our buildings much more closely than before.

–         Transforming Pre-Fabrication

With RFID tech gaining popularity, we will be seeing pre-fabrication becoming more popular again. It will be easier for businesses to track parts via the supply chain. And the ease of tracking will be straightened with the coordination process. Knowing this, being a designer, you can prepare for the pre-fabrication revolution past consumer housing. Whether as a design architect, you will believe this as beneficial for you in future design, it will undoubtedly reduce construction.


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