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2016 Trends That Will Influence Interior Designs

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2016 Trends That Will Influence Interior Designs

By talking about yearly trends in architecture we in a way downgrade architecture to the category of fashion. As architects, do we really want to position ourselves within the category of consumer goods influenced by often subjectively appointed trend setters, and accept that architecture is influenced by the so called season trends? Or we would rather approach architecture as an art, which has developed through centuries?

This way or another, there are elements that we can consider trends in architecture (or rather in interior design) which will be outdated in a couple of years; but there are as well some other features that we can identify as “new concepts”, which are here to stay. The last ones are usually wrongly perceived as “trends”, as they rather represent a product measured by deep understanding of the past, and the evolution of architecture, forming a better approach to the world and the society we live in.  as an example, mint blue will be gone in a couple of years or even sooner, while sustainable design will be a part of the architecture DNA from now onward.

“Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” Frank Lloyd Wright

Trends that interior design is influenced now by are:

  • Metallic, bronze, rose, gold elements
  • Nature motives in fabrics and wallpaper
  • Geometrical shapes
  • 70” and 80” furniture items
  • Mix of textures in concrete, marble, wood
  • Blue as the key color

Where the architecture is heading to?

  • More vertical cities
  • Sustainable design
  • New technologies in construction of 3D printed interiors
  • Organic shapes, impossible shapes, moving shapes, rotating buildings, curves, new materials.

This post was written by Francisco J. Lopez Cordoba, Chief Architect, Draw Link Group

 

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