Post-pandemic, we see a strong demand for the design of technology-driven and sustainable buildings, seen as fundamentally important to the growing field of contemporary architecture. Changing ways of working have prompted people to build their new-age eco-friendly spaces and this sensitive sifting has forced the field of architecture to reorganize and create eye-catching and efficient buildings.
Here are some of the ways the pandemic has changed the future of architecture and how the modern interior is reshaping the field of architecture –
1. The power of technology in architecture – Technology has advanced and so have interiors today. Modern interiors require cutting-edge technology for designers to evolve and improve the way they have designed all around. Talking about today’s needs and preferences, it’s obvious that people are attracted to technology connected to their homes. IoT is a major trend in design and architecture. Other than that, everyone knows how much design work this VR, AR, MR and 3D painting takes. AI will surely prove to be a great support for designers by analyzing a variety of colors, shapes, fonts and other visuals that perform best in different design industries.
2. Biophilic space – The Covid-19 pandemic has radically changed everything for the world’s population. It impacted, forced and empowered people to adapt and grow in real time with effects that will last long term. The ways we used to live, work, learn and play have undoubtedly changed and surely make people realize the positive impact that modern interior brings to the interior of your home or around you. Now, new high-rise spaces or buildings will be designed in a format or manner that directly engages nature and greenery all around its place. The new home designs will have flexible space that will make “working from home” easier and healthier. With this, interior designers, now and in the future, will have to plan and build the simplest of design strategies that have had a huge impact on living at height considering the limited space.
3. Functional space – The pandemic has led people to connect better with their space, which has directly impacted the role of an interior designer to build and create a more functional, positive, aesthetic, pleasant space and healthier. Previously, the practice of architecture was dominated by the eye/sight, but now designers and people have started to consider other senses and psychological aspects as well. Post-pandemic, the new era of interior design calls for society’s health and happiness concerns when establishing their design strategy.
Thus, we find that there is a need to consider new approaches to architecture with the new era and modern interior that are appearing day by day in the industry and setting a new benchmark in the field of architecture. It’s not just designers, it’s even important for young people interested in studying architecture and aspiring designers, to understand how the pandemic has dramatically changed the narrative of the field of architecture.
(With contributions from Aatika Manzar, Founding Director of Aatika Manzar Designs)