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Modular items that are still usable when compressed increase efficiency
Implications - Items that traditionally stack or collapse usually do so for ease of storage or transport. Creatively designed objects and products that garner functionality while both expanded and compressed help consumers and businesses alike to maximize their available resources. Brands can employ a function-forward stacking mindset to create multifaceted conduits that more deeply engaging consumers, piquing curiosity throughout the very experience of employing them. [More]
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Oct 16 - Aug 17
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Philanthropic construction adopts an accessible approach
Implications - As consumer demand for corporate social good increases with the rise of Millennial and Gen Z power, construction companies are leveraging their ingenuity to create much needed refuge in developing countries. Architectural projects in these zones demonstrate creativity and adaptability from companies that challenge themselves to build fast, safe and low-cost buildings that, in turn, go a long way towards bringing awareness as well as relief to communities globally. [More]
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Jul 15 - Feb 17
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Creative contemporary buildings fill partial voids in historical sites
Implications - Tearing down a historical building is a grave task, but it's impossible to ignore the value of the real estate that those buildings sit upon. Architects and designers cleverly solve the dilemma by inserting contemporary elements into old structures, maintaining historical sites while simultaneously adding and accessing value. This appeals to the desire for vintage charm, while providing the convenience and effectiveness of the modern age. [More]
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Aug 16 - Nov 16
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Art & DesignArchitecture
Weather-proofing goes a step further with new materials
Implications - Global warming has created unpredictable circumstances in many parts of the world. This creates a need for more adaptable structures; it all begins with industrial materials, and the development of more extreme weather proofing. This adaptability goes beyond the tangible circumstances and materials, and into a need for efficient and effective solutions to global problems. [More]
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Sep 15 - Nov 16
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Industrial materials take on more malleability to accommodate today's needs
Implications - Though first and foremost, construction materials must be durable, architectural needs -- whether they be aesthetic or functional -- call for flexibility as well. As a response, more malleable, yet strong materials are being developed. This pursuit of perfection speaks to the nature of progress in the technology-driven world. [More]
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Mar 15 - Nov 16
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TechArt & DesignArchitecture
Socially driven consumers embrace workouts that also offer photo opps
Implications - As the modern consumer becomes more fixated on the curation of one's image through social media, many are being enticed by design-led fitness studios that provide an experience that is aesthetically pleasing above all else. This progression demonstrates that those who approach working out more casually are likely to be seduced by aesthetically driven concepts that tap into socially driven extrinsic motivations. [More]
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306,719 Total Clicks
Apr 15 - Mar 17
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Consumers trade public spaces for elaborate custom backyard retreats
Implications - Visually appealing products and patio sets for outdoor soirees entice consumers to create a personal sanctuary in their own backyards. Millennials prefer at-home entertainment to cut costs and present a personalized flare, while Boomers are more inclined to host gatherings for privatization and relief from overcrowded public venues. This shift in leisure activities speaks to an overall consumer desire for customization and intimacy, regardless of their assigned generation. [More]
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May 16 - Jun 16
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Next-generation thermostats offer greater indoor quality control
Implications - The desire to blend outdoors and indoors is being implemented in a hi-tech, energy efficient way, with the introduction of next-generation thermostats that offer air quality control. In addition to affording added control, these systems demonstrate how nuanced and particular the modern consumer is about the environments they inhabit. [More]
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36,886 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Oct 16
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Designers find ways to mimic or maximize natural light for health benefits
Implications - Natural light has been favored by designers and architects alike for its aesthetic properties and health benefits. In addition to wellness and relaxation, natural light is also being maximized in home and work environments for its ability to increase productivity. In today's high-paced environment, performance is just as, if not more, important to the modern-day consumer as stress relief. [More]
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Oct 15 - Mar 16
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Consumers see lush surroundings incorporated into structural design
Implications - As environmental concerns continue to influence consumer spending, many designers and architects are blurring the line between natural and man-made in their work. Often serving the purpose of facilitating natural climate control systems or to combat pollution, such structures seek to inspire consumers to live in cooperation with the natural world rather than against it. Related to fears around climate change and the wellness movement, this progression highlights a growing awareness of the role people's surrounding's play in determining quality of life. [More]
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Mar 15 - Jan 16
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