Architectural styles shift to support the rise of a share-friendly culture
Implications - As consumers come to prefer sharing culture rather than ownership for large items like vehicles, that same mentality is shifting towards home ownership. Instead of purchasing a private dwelling, the shift towards owning a partially shared space is supporting a preference for communal living and enforced social interaction.
1. Rise of Communal Living - The preference for communal and co-shared spaces reflects a shift towards social interaction and connection over individual ownership.
2. Flexible Co-living Spaces - Young professionals are seeking affordable and flexible co-living spaces that offer a sense of community and social connection.
3. Raw Minimalism - A trend towards pared down, minimalist design in communal workspaces and co-living spaces is gaining popularity as people seek a space that promotes productivity.
1. Real Estate - Real estate professionals can explore the opportunities in creating affordable co-sharing living spaces in urban environments for young professionals.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can look into designing co-living spaces that are functional, minimalist and promote social interaction among residents.
3. Architecture - Architects can develop ingenious designs of co-living spaces, urban communal living areas, and workspaces that foster social bonding and promote productivity.