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Urban design is accommodating bikes in new and innovative ways
Implications - The increasing necessity of bikes in urban areas -- both for economical and environmental reasons -- has led to cities going further than simply adding bike paths in their approaches to urban planning. Instead, architectural projects are accommodating bike usage in their designs in ways that are both creative and aesthetically attractive. These enhance the quality of life for bike users, and show an acceptance that these design shifts must occur in order for urban environments to keep up with the habits of rising populations -- working towards minimizing eco and traffic-related footprints. [More]
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Greenhouses are interacting with urban environments in new and dynamic ways
Implications - New greenhouses in urban spaces are increasingly designed with interactive, digital, and urban life-enhancing functions. These installations, whether performative, functional or both, offer escapist spaces in environments that have become disconnected from the benefits of nature. As consumers increasingly understand the physical and mental benefits of environmental engagement, these interactive urban oases serve to cater to this shift. [More]
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Smog-thwarting cities are on the rise through air-purifying technology
Implications - While urban technology is making the transition to more green energy, city infrastructure is taking even larger steps towards shrinking its carbon footprint through proactive air purification. Taking advantage of the buildings and vehicles that are prevalent within cities anyways, smart technology is being adapted alongside these elements to counterbalance the pollution often associated with crowded downtown city centers. The shift towards active air purification denotes a paranoia in health-conscious consumers who demand cleaner environments for themselves and their families. [More]
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Dec 15 - Aug 17
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Downtown sees a shift towards environmentally beneficial infrastructure
Implications - Drawing energy from bustling city hubs, urban infrastructure is seeing a transition towards roads and sidewalks that can channel the power from huge concentrations of people towards making positive impacts on the surrounding environment. This huge impending shift is coming at an opportune time alongside the emergence of eco-conscious vehicles, ensuring that the cities themselves will also be up-to-par with the new wave of environmental technologies. [More]
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Apr 16 - Aug 17
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Architects seek to make environmental statements with interactive structures
Implications - Whether it is creating meditative spaces or ones that directly interact with their surrounding environments, the pavilions that architects are designing provide immersive environmental experiences. These sanctuaries can be seen popping up in both urban and natural landscapes and are a reactionary response to the era of climate change, where there exists an increased desire among consumers to engage with nature as both a personal responsibility and for peace of mind. [More]
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Brands are creating high-quality products using upcycled materials
Implications - Millennials are more environmentally conscious than any other generation, gravitating toward sustainable brands. They are also inherently competitive and status-driven. Products that are upcycled, yet high quality, satisfy both needs. These products also act as ethical status symbols, showcasing that the consumer is not just better, but a better person than their peers. [More]
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Designers consider alternative forms of energy for the sake of cost
Implications - As consumers become more conscious of their consumption, they increasingly consider certification when it comes to purchasing a home. Passively powered or energy-neutral residences are not only more socially responsible; they are also more cost-effective, and it is the reduced expenditure that is driving consumer interest in both clean energy services and eco design. The widespread adoption of new techniques in energy efficiency speak to the rising cost of living and maintenance. [More]
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Nov 15 - Jan 16
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Modern structures include quiet spaces for consumers to reflect
Implications - Consumers are seeing the widespread integration of natural interior spaces designed to facilitate moments of tranquility in chaotic urban settings. Often designed to filter out distractions and allow one to connect with their thoughts, such spaces highlight the relationship between one's environment and overall well-being, as well as the need to take dedicated breaks from the connected world in the pursuit of self-preservation. In addition to highlighting the modern emphasis on mental wellness and its relationship to functional design, this progression speaks to the desire to "unplug" in a world of constant connectivity. [More]
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Dec 14 - Nov 16
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Indoor gardening in homes and building emerges to satisfy eco aesthetics
Implications - Public and residential architecture is seeing a widespread incorporation of indoor gardens as consumers become more invested in both the health and sustainability of their environments. This continued blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces speaks to the influence of the eco movement in determining aesthetic preferences, as well as the desire for enhanced quality of life. [More]
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Residential homes shrink to better accommodate the modern family
Implications - As family sizes continue to shrink, modern architecture is moving away from opulent, large-scale homes towards smaller, more minimalist designs. This simplified approach offers comfort, aesthetics and status to the modern consumer in a more sustainable form. Instead of space and luxury, this shift suggests that the next generation of families are more interested in reducing their footprint both in terms of square footage and consumption. [More]
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