Home lift/elevator in a kitchen in Stockholm Archipelago villa. Model: Aritco HomeLift

Top Trends in Sustainable Architecture 2024

These five design trends are set to dominate the world of sustainable architecture in 2024.

As we look at the top trends in sustainable architecture for 2024, we can see a shift taking place. There remains an emphasis on sustainable materials, circular design and energy efficiency, however, this year brings a deepend focus on longevity. Structures are now envisioned and constructed with the goal of standing the test of time, focusing on durability, adaptability, and a commitment to maximizing usage.With a shaftless design and minimal footprint across the range of home lifts and commercial lifts allowing for flexible installation and easy retrofitting, and a commitment to sustainably sourced, recyclable material, Aritco is excited to contribute to the industry’s increased commitment to sustainability and longevity.

Here is a look at the top five trends in sustainable architecture for 2024:

1. Adaptive Reuse Design

Moving away from the demolish and rebuild strategy of the past, more architects and construction firms are looking at ways of creatively repurposing existing structures. This approach not only preserves the historical and cultural significance of buildings but also reduces waste and carbon footprint. This trend builds on circular design principles which emphasize the importance of a closed-loop system where materials are recycled and repurposed, now repurposing entire buildings in innovative ways. Old buildings get a new lease on life and existing buildings are designed to be easily adaptable to future uses.

2. Biophilic Design

Biophilic design is a concept that merges the built environment with the natural world. This approach involves integrating natural elements like greenery, natural light, and water features into a building’s design. Not only does this enhance the aesthetic appeal, but it also contributes to improved well-being and productivity among occupants. Biophilic design represents a holistic approach to sustainable architecture that creates a symbiotic relationship between humans and their surroundings.

3. Inclusive Design

Inclusive design has been a staple in public construction for many years, however, we are now seeing residential projects also incorporating inclusivity as a core requisite of their design. From accessible entrances to home lifts and user-friendly floorplans, inclusive design not only addresses physical disabilities but also fosters a sense of equality and belonging. Increasingly, consideration is being placed on creating inclusivity for those with neurodivergences as well.

4. Smart Technology

In 2024, focus won’t be solely on how to incorporate smart technology into individual structures,  but how to build smarter, more connected communities. Architects are integrating cutting-edge smart technologies to enhance both individual homes and entire urban areas. From energy-efficient smart homes to intelligent urban planning, technology is being harnessed to create more sustainable, efficient, and user-friendly environments. This holistic approach acknowledges that longevity isn’t just about the endurance of a single building but the resilience and sustainability of entire communities.

Home lift/elevator in modern livingroom in Stockholm archipelago villa. Model: Aritco HomeLift

5. Resilient Design

Climate change is an undeniable reality, and architects are taking proactive measures to address its impact through resilient design. This approach involves crafting buildings and communities that can withstand extreme weather events. Flood-resistant materials, sustainable stormwater management, and resilient urban planning are at the forefront of this trend. The goal is not just to endure challenges posed by climate change but to adapt quickly and efficiently, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

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