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Sustainability Leads UAE Architecture Trends for 2017

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19 Mar 2017

Sustainability Leads UAE Architecture Trends for 2017

Architecture and engineering consultancy EMKAAN reveals sustainability and a minimalist design approach will be key architecture trends in 2017. As far as architecture, interior design and lighting trends are concerned, 2016 was an innovative year.

In 2017, technology will continue to revolutionise the global architecture industry, however when it comes to practice rather than theory, a return to a more classic authenticity in design and materials is likely to be a distinguishable feature of the year.

Experts at LEED-certified architecture and engineering consultancy EMKAAN have unveiled their forecast for some of the top trends inspiring the direction of design and architecture in 2017.
Muhammed Obaid, Founder and CEO OF EMKAAN commented, “In the UAE, the prolific use of technology and social media consumption has shortened the gap in adaption of global trends. The country is seeing international styles hitting local markets a lot quicker than in previous years.”

EMKAAN’s predictions of UAE’s biggest trends in architecture are:

Sustainability: With designers embracing an increasingly refined taste for minimalism, the visual future of architecture in 2017 will continue to be modern in style, but sustainability continues to be the vanguard of all building endeavours. Smart and energy efficient buildings are becoming more common

A more minimalist interior approach: Given that UAE residents now lead a fast-paced life, a sense of comfort, stability and simplicity is what the majority look for in their homes, workplaces, restaurants, cafès and hotels

New developments in vertical cities: Building vertical cities will be a new concept in architectural designs. Vertical cities can save energy, support the growing population and preserve horizontal spaces for food, production, nature and recreation

New technologies in construction of 3D printed interiors: Adapting 3D printing for décor opens up a new realm of possibilities for decorating and creative innovation


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