Written by: AI & Architecture

The Next Big Thing in Architecture

What might the world of architecture look like in 20 years? We are aware that a new wave of futurist buildings is coming. The Internet has made it easier for us to follow what’s going on in the field, which also means we can see what’s coming next. Here are some examples of futuristic architecture that have left an impression on us. They might not be completely realistic today, but they give a glimpse into what the construction industry may look like in the next decade.


Supertall Buildings

One of the most noticeable changes in architectural design is the growing number of supertall buildings being constructed. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) says that a building is considered “supertall” if it measures at least 989 feet (300 meters) tall. There is no agreed-upon definition of “tall,” and the term is used loosely to describe tall buildings of all kinds. Currently, there are almost 300 supertall buildings in the world. The majority of them are in Asia and the Middle East, with a smaller number in Europe and North America. The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, stands at 2,716 feet and is currently the only supertall building in North America.


Vertical Farms

Urbanization is one of the biggest issues we’re facing today. More and more people are moving to cities, which causes issues with sustainability and overcrowding. We need to find ways to sustain the population, while also limiting pollution and finding ways to use more green space. One idea is to build vertical farms in urban areas. These kinds of farms use vertical space efficiently, which means they can produce significant amounts of food in a small amount of space. Research has shown that vertical farms can produce up to 10 times more produce than outdoor farms of the same size. Another benefit is that vertical farms produce food that is free of pests, diseases, and contamination, which means less work for farmers to maintain the crops.


Eco-friendly Designs

Eco-friendly architecture isn’t new, but it’s becoming more popular and widely used. Buildings of the future will be designed to conserve water, use renewable energy sources, and employ smart technologies that monitor the building’s performance. Eco-friendly design is also about creating buildings that are responsive to the local environment. Architects are designing buildings to adapt to variations in temperature and use local materials like wood and stone to help maintain the environment. Some eco-friendly buildings have solar panels that generate energy for the building and for the grid, water-saving features such as rain harvesting, and rooftop gardens that help reduce pollution by absorbing carbon dioxide.


Responsive Architecture

A new type of architecture is emerging that is called “responsive architecture.” This type of architecture is designed to adapt to the changes in the environment, just as organisms like plants do naturally. One example of responsive architecture is the modular designs used in construction. Modular designs allow buildings to be built off-site, then transported and assembled on-site. This speeds up construction, saves money, and reduces waste because materials are produced off-site in a factory and don’t need to be transported to the building site. Building materials are also changing to respond to the environment. Materials like concrete are being replaced by more eco-friendly materials like wood and recycled plastic.


Human Centred Design

As architects explore new ways to build, they are also thinking about ways to improve the way we work and live. A current trend in architecture is to create “human-centred design.” This type of architecture focuses on creating spaces and buildings that are designed with people in mind. The human-centred design considers factors like noise, lighting, airflow, and temperature. Architects are developing ways to reduce distractions from sound and light, and are also designing buildings that promote collaboration and make it easier for people to work efficiently. The human-centred design focuses on making buildings accessible for all people. For example, architects are designing spaces that are accessible to people with physical disabilities. Some buildings are even being designed with artificial intelligence to make it easier for people to navigate the building.



In conclusion, the future of architecture is looking very futuristic. There is a growing number of supertall buildings being constructed, and architects are finding new ways to make buildings more environmentally friendly. Human-centred design is a new way of thinking about how to design buildings. It’s important to consider how the building will impact the lives of the people who will be working or living in it. With all these changes in architecture, it will be exciting to see what the future of architecture has in store for us.