By David SmithThe rise of the internet has made architects’ vision for their future home increasingly more diverse.
But what about the future?
What does that mean for the way we design and build houses?
Architecture has evolved from the humble beginnings of an assemblage of wooden planks to the more modern building of complex and modular systems that are increasingly built into the fabric of modern life.
Architects’ vision has changedOver time, architects have adapted their designs to fit new technologies, and to adapt to new materials.
In the past, architects tended to build their houses using simple stone, brick and mortar.
Today, modern materials have replaced simple stone and brick as the building material of choice.
Structural engineer and architect Ian Bostock has studied the evolution of the architecture of the last 200 years.
“Architectures have changed enormously over the last 100 years,” he says.
“We are in a new phase of building.
The landscape has changed.
The people and the space has changed.”
He says architects are looking to the future, and he believes this will continue to evolve.
“The design and construction of houses have changed radically in the last 50 years.
In a way we’ve been living in a different world.
It’s not just the materials, it’s also the technology.
There’s been a real shift in architecture.””
Archimedes used to say that buildings were made by the people who built them,” Bostocks says.”
What that means is that we’re now building our houses by people who have designed them, and the designers have gone into this field.
So you have to start thinking differently now.”
We are living in an era of information and communications technology, and that has a huge impact on architecture.
“He suggests architects will be increasingly looking to use computer graphics to help their designs.”
One of the things we’ve seen in the past couple of decades is that the technology has really changed,” he said.”
As computers have gotten more sophisticated, they’re not only able to take images and videos of a building, they can also process them into software which they can then run on the computer.
“So it means that we have a new set of tools, tools that are very powerful and can be applied to a whole range of applications.”
I think that we are going to see architects develop new and exciting techniques in the future.
“Architectural and design firms are already working on building a new generation of buildings using materials such as concrete, concrete-cast concrete, steel, wood and metal.”
It’s exciting because it’s a new technology,” Bontock says.
But he warns the design process for a new building must be carefully considered.”
There is a very clear difference between what a new house will look like and what a house will be,” he explained.”
A house will have to be able to withstand a fire.
That will need to be looked at very carefully.
They are going in different directions and it’s going to be really important that architects recognise the different directions they are going and work with that.””
I think it’s important to recognise the fact that these new technologies are not just going to go away.
They are going in different directions and it’s going to be really important that architects recognise the different directions they are going and work with that.”
He also recommends that architects get their ideas for the future to the right people, as they can be very valuable in helping to shape the future of architecture.
“In the future architects are going not just to build houses, but to think about what are the different ways architects might design houses,” he continued.
“For example, are there ways to use a new material to create new features or to make a new home?
These are things that architects can do to make their projects more sustainable and better.”