The Latest Trends In Commercial Building Design and Architecture

Architecture, like many other things in the world, evolves. The changing needs of people, new technologies, and changes in the availability of materials affect the way trends affect the architecture of commercial buildings.

Commercial spaces are essential because people spend a large majority of their time there. Commercial buildings’ architecture is changing to accommodate aesthetic aspects and practical innovations that make them better functioning. Some of the top trends in the design and architecture of commercial buildings are:

Sustainable Buildings

Commercial building designers are aware of developments’ impact on the environment. Sustainable designs incorporate materials that reduce waste, use long-lasting materials to minimize the need for constant replacement, which leads to more waste, and using recycled materials such as recycled steel, recycled wood, which reduce a negative impact on the environment.

For example, concrete blocks last for a long time which reduces the need to replace them often. They are a cost-saving option instead of using sheet cladding, which must be replaced every few years.

Sustainable buildings save energy by designing buildings that will use space most efficiently. Building designs that maximize airflow, light, and power and utilize what is available in the immediate environment to optimize energy use.

Optimized energy helps to save power which is good for the environment and the bottom line. Smart waste management solutions are also a significant feature in the latest commercial building designs. Recycling is a central part of waste management to decrease the strain of pollution on the environment.

Increased Outdoor Space And Light

There is a need for more outdoor space, with patios and rooftops transformed into functional areas. With the increasing realization that people need light and outdoor space to relax and increase productivity, more businesses are looking for outdoor spaces where people can gather for meals or shared break rooms.

Employee wellness is an essential aspect for employers to consider. More businesses are looking for commercial spaces with green spaces, large skylights, and sound insulation. People who work in areas with lots of light and greenery are more productive because it supports wellness.

Companies like GS Building has seen an increase in commercial building designs moving to more airy spaces in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Employees also feel safer in working areas with enough airflow.

Open Working Spaces

Collaborative open areas in building design are becoming popular. Open spaces that allow people to come together and share ideas are becoming more common. Designers are coming up with a space that will enable people to come together in a casual setting.

Most of these areas will have comfortable sitting, natural light, located outdoors or indoors, and be soundproof. This environment allows other people to continue working without being affected by team activities that may take place in the collaboration room.

Innovative Solutions

With increased technological advancements, commercial building designs are incorporating practical innovations and making the workplace more efficient. There is an increase in using more technological-based solutions such as motion-detecting lighting that is only in use when there is someone in the room. Motion-detecting doorways and voice-activated lifts equally help people access common areas without necessarily touching them.


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