Robots that vacuum the floor independently and thermostats that detect and provide your perfect environment are the technology of now. But what does the future look like? The American Institute of Architects surveyed hundreds of architects to find out what their vision of the future was. And it came as no surprise.
Laura Kusisto, of the Wall Street Journal, highlighted the results of the survey back in December. Architects predicted the fulfillment of trends we are just beginning to see come into demand. It’s reflective of the boom in the market you can see with Millennials right now. A large group of the population came of age and was ready to buy and build houses and the market didn’t fully anticipate how big it was going to be.
That’s why the anticipation for the immediate future is grounded in trends that have been steadily growing—needs that are dictated by the current environment and demographics: disaster-resistant design, sustainable and healthy building materials, smart-home automation, multi-generational-accessible design, and energy efficiency design.
Of course, there will be plenty of the futuristic stuff you love seeing in concept homes, but the majority of future home building and upgrading will come from a place of sense and logic rather than whimsy.