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Eco Architecture Consumer Insights

Biodiversifying Accessories
Brands are supplementing existing infrastructure with eco decisions
Trend – Brands are offering small but impactful solutions in the form of biodiversifying accessories that are affordable and have easily implementable designs.

Insight – As climate change is dominating public discourse, brands are proactive in introducing peace of mind by reducing ecological footprints and creating welcoming habitats for diverse life in urban environments. Supplementary to the urban infrastructure or home environment, these accessories empower communities, businesses, and individuals.
Workshop Question — What kind of biodiversifying product could your company adopt to benefit the ecological footprint of its community?
7.4
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Net-Zero Pedagogy
Educational infrastructure is designed with net-zero energy outputs
Implications - As an educational institution's ability to attract top talent remains a marker of its overall success, an increasing number of schools and research facilities are investing in building net-zero infrastructure. This shift serves as a reflection of the forward-facing values that many students and intellectuals across disciplines have surrounding sustainability.
Workshop Question — Consider the infrastructure your organization relies on. What underlying message is it sending to your target audience?
5.3
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Printed Sustainability
The construction of new buildings becomes more sustainable with 3D-printing
Implications - While the use of 3D-printing in architecture and construction isn’t new, it is emerging as a leading source of sustainable building materials. As consumers and companies continue to become more conscientious about the impact of their individual carbon footprint, they are turning to technology to help solve the challenges of transitioning to more sustainable living.
Workshop Question — How could your brand utilize technology to become more sustainable?
6.8
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Eco University
Higher education adapts to the eco-related research it takes part in
Implications - Research hubs in universities are adapting to the climate change and waste-related research they push out, by themselves changing the ways in which their architecture is designed, and impacts the environment. This shift comes as consumers increasingly expect brands and institutions to lay the foundations for a more sustainable future.
Workshop Question — How could your brand better commit to sustainability?
3.8
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Eco Skyscraper
New tower designs experiment with the use of wood
Implications - Increasingly, architects and engineers are turning to wood for the construction of eco-skyscrapers and towers. Timber is a largely unexplored building material for structures with more than three stories, but has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity due to its status as a sustainable building material. This preference is reflective of the increased emphasis and awareness that both designers and consumers have placed on sustainable products, in the face of climate change and its consequences.
Workshop Question — How does your brand work to satisfy consumer standards on sustainability?
3.6
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Urban Dome
Biodomes take over urban environments for a variety of functional uses
Implications - Biodomes are being incorporated seamlessly into urban environments for a multitude of purposes, that include everything from residences to workplace escapes and artistic installations. The use of such environments offers a cocooned form of escape in highly populated areas – popularized as consumers place a higher value on mental and physical health.
Workshop Question — How can your brand offer its employees or customers a sense of escape from everyday life?
6.3
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Bioplastic Building
Architecture adopts eco-friendly bioplastic materials
Implications - Bioplastics are slowly being adopted into the construction industry as businesses and architects seek to set precedents for the future of architecture. Such changes are being pushed as immediate and long-term consequences of climate change, coupled with rapid urban development around the world, are increasingly top of mind for consumers and developers alike.
Workshop Question — How can your brand adopt bioplastics into its production processes, or support the development of climate change and pollution-fighting causes?
5.6
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Bio Office
Modern offices incorporate green spaces for their many benefits
Implications - New office designs are increasingly incorporating functional green environments to live up to eco-friendly principles. These spaces reveal the increased emphasis brands are placing not just on environmental causes, but on improving employee morale through the support of green initiatives, and by giving them natural spaces in which they can decompress—harnessing the naturally calming abilities of green spaces within urban environments.
Workshop Question — How can your brand better accommodate green space into the design of its workplace, or support environmental causes?
6
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Urban Flood-Proofing
Flood-proofing architecture becomes a centralized focus in urban areas
Implications - Though flood-proofing has long been incorporated into architectural designs, businesses are now conceptualizing flood-proof architecture in urban environments in new ways as a reactive response to climate change, and the environmental disasters it has accelerated in might and number in recent years. This shift comes as businesses, governments and populations slowly come to terms with the climate change-related resolutions the science community has backed for some time now.
Workshop Question — How can your brand better incorporate itself into solutions to problems that will soon have local and global impacts?
3.9
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Floating Metropolis
Agencies conceptualize floating cities to combat overpopulation
Implications - With rising populations in urban centers a growing concern around the world, design firms are conceptualizing, and in some cases actually creating, floating cities or communities that could mitigate some of the risks associated with overpopulation. These creative conceptualizations would ease consumers' lifestyle-related burdens in regards to transit, housing and health, while also easing the burden on local governments' public services.
Workshop Question — How can your brand contribute to a future that mitigates the lifestyle and/or business-related consequences associated with overcrowding and pollution?
6.4
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