3 Sustainable Building Design Trends Of 2021

PUBLISHED Apr. 16, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, it seems that home-bound time will continue long into the next, influencing how interior design will evolve in the future. People are increasingly moving toward more environmentally friendly ways of living and even building. Inspiral Architect, a top Architecture Consulting Firm in Indonesia compiled a list of the most environmentally friendly interior design trends for 2021 so you can stay ahead of the game.

1. Green Buildings

With the overall climatic situation causing concern, architects are contributing to environmental protection by using modern construction technology in conjunction with passive methods to design environmentally friendly structures.

Although most green buildings do not have anything, main features such as energy-efficient lighting and appliances can be included in most green architecture and design such as water-saving plumbing fixtures, minimal harm to the natural habitat, use of recycled and renewable power resources and many more. 

Green buildings are taking on a new look in terms of various techniques, such as a sustainable material palette that includes locally sourced materials, lowering transportation costs and energy use. Green roofs, or roofs with plantation, are one of the most well-known techniques, and are expected to be a trend-setting feature in the coming year.

2. DIY Landscape Project

Many of us were able to pursue hobbies while the lockdowns were in effect. DIY landscape designs got a head start thanks to a variety of social media tutorials.

This trend was well-received by many, and it is expected to continue in 2021. The trend was highlighted because it allowed us to put our personal stamp on the project, giving us a sense of belonging. So keep your gardening tools close at hand, because DIY landscapes aren’t going anywhere in 2021.

3. Passive Building Design

A passive home’s internal atmosphere is powered by external elements provided by Mother Nature, reducing energy consumption.

To create comfortable conditions inside buildings, passive design maximizes the use of ‘natural’ sources of heating, cooling, and ventilation. This is in contrast to ‘active’ design, which makes use of active building services systems to create conditions like mechanical ventilation and electric lighting, among other things.

Instead of using equipment such as boilers, air conditioning, and electric lighting, the building is logically oriented on the ground, which involves solar radiation, air pressure fluctuations, outdoor temperatures, and wind that flows through nature as an effective means of ventilation with little to no use of modern devices.

Passive homes use design features such as sun shielding systems and wing walls to help limit heat loss in the winter and minimize heat gain in the summer seasons. Passive design will definitely open up new avenues for low-cost building structures and design trends for this year.

For further assistance of the latest designs and trends, Inspiral Architects is available around the clock at your service. One of the best Architect Consulting Firm in Indonesia, Inspiral Architects is just a contact away at info@inspiralarchitects.com and +62 (0) 361 300 3480

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