From Sustainable Glass Homes to Industrial Micro Apartments

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 27, 2016
In keeping with the shift towards more sustainable lifestyles, the August 2016 architecture trends reveal an ongoing emphasis on eco-friendly design. Whether it is using more environmentally friendly materials or creating super compact structures, these modern buildings are designed for today's conscious consumers.

When it comes to eco-friendly design, many architects turn to unconventional building materials. These building materials can include natural substances such as bamboo, man-made materials such as glass and recycled objects such as reclaimed wood.

Another way that architecture is becoming more sustainable is through downsizing. This means that instead of competing to build super-sized structures, many architects are looking for ways to build homes that are both compact and functional. Some examples of these tiny dwellings include trapezoid-shaped homes, elevated micro-libraries and miniature rural rentals.