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Architects and Design: Inspiration for Homes

The COVID-19 pandemic has massively hit many industries. Despite some ruminating thoughts surrounding the future of architecture as a profession, some interesting homebuyers continue to look for homes. This may be a wonderful opportunity for architects to take on. However, these professionals may need to consider which residential and commercial projects will thrive in the foreseeable future.


Architects, as creatives, may get their inspiration from various sources. The world is their playground, much like how the world around them moves painters. Apart from looking at existing architecture and its history, these creative professionals may even go so far as to listen to podcasts to gather information and ideas on design and other topics.

This creative and architectural genius is what interested clients pay for when hiring a professional architect for their home. Hiring an architect is not always easy and affordable. Interested future homeowners can explore easy ways of securing mortgages to help them acquire their ideal home designed by a good architect.

The Architect

An architect has many big roles in building your dream home. Whether the architect is only tasked with blueprints or the whole project, the architect will have to ask your family a few questions to know your lifestyle. This will allow them to design the most suitable plan for your house.

Before hiring a professional architect, you need to identify your family’s needs regarding your home. Having a professional architect is not easy on the budget, and there are alternatives that you can explore. Nevertheless, whatever path you choose, looking at architectural design and this year’s design trends might help build your dream home.

Architectural Design and Nature

Natural elements inspire many grand architectural structures. Connecting to various forms of nature and the environment encourages creativity and creative genius. Connecting with nature allows us to stay grounded and realign our design principles with our community as a whole.

Integrating natural elements into architectural design allows natural and artificial structures to coexist in space seamlessly. Building systems in a given area may be seen as an obstruction of said space. However, harmony may be achieved if systems merge with their natural environment organically.

When skyscrapers tower over our cities, seeing a greener environment that produces human innovation and humility from nature’s power would be refreshing. It will also benefit a given community to focus efforts on shifting the current practice toward green architecture to prioritize the effects of change in our environment.

2021 Architecture Trends

Apart from adapting to the effects of artificial structures on the environment, architecture may also shift to more practical designs in terms of residential facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lifestyles, and this shift will greatly impact our home plans.

As architectural trends emerge in 2021, here are some designs to look out for throughout the year.

How we live in our homes has changed over the past year. With the onset of the quarantine restrictions and the minimal space we are allowed to move in at home, we were taught to maximize our reach. Remodeling of recreation rooms may be seen as a trend this year as homeowners find fresh ways to redesign their households.

Since many businesses have shifted to the digital setup, many employees have started working from home. Given this, there has been a growing need for individuals to find a quiet and conducive work environment in their homes with minimal distractions. This is a difficult shift in lifestyle, especially for those with young kids running around the house during video calls. Having ideal work-from-home spaces will be one of the next big trends in home design.

Another trend that may emerge soon enough is incorporating green solutions in home systems. Whatever the form may be, whether through HVAC systems or rainwater harvesting, households will focus on improving their homes by going green.

These architectural trends this year are reactions to environmental and landscape change. It seems that our lifestyles have changed overnight, and we need to learn to adapt to these changes to survive.

Planning or buying a new home is a major investment for the family that should be designed carefully. Nevertheless, it should be an exciting adventure, so don’t let minor issues prevent you from enjoying the journey.

Jeremy D. Mena
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