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The sustainable architecture trends that everyone should consider
June 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Corruven
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Creating a world that’s more environmentally friendly is achieved in lots of ways. At Corruven, we make our contribution by creating materials that can be used as a part of sustainable architecture projects. If this is something you’re interested in, it’s always worth exploring some of the latest trends in sustainable architecture as a whole.

Sustainable architecture with tiny houses

One of the greatest sustainable architecture trends to take the world by storm is the tiny house concept. As we’re seeing society move toward minimalist living, residing in a tiny house is plausible for many people.

It isn’t entirely clear where this trend comes from. There’s a strong chance that it began as an eco-friendly approach to living before evolving as an answer to the lack of affordability among existing houses. Over time, this sustainable architecture trend could make it easier for generations to get onto the housing ladder.

At Corruven, we envisage the tiny homes trend seizing on sustainable materials too. As a result, those who build them will benefit the planet in more ways than one.

Developing resilient buildings

As the climate changes around us, the need to create resilient buildings is becoming increasingly more apparent. One of our favorite sustainable architecture trends is the desire to make the buildings of tomorrow future-proof. Using sustainable materials, it’s possible to create buildings that can withstand the effects of adverse weather events like floods and hurricanes.

Creating resilient buildings is a tactic that gives architects more spaces for designing buildings. Rather than steering away from flood plains and forcing areas to become unnecessarily dense, the buildings of the future will withstand the effects of floods instead. This trend may not take hold for awhile, but when it does it will have a significant impact.

Business buildings that focus on health and well-being

Did you know that urbanization has resulted in people spending more than 90% of their time indoors? While there was once a time when we worked primarily outside, now our lives are an indoor affair. Many of us will go from working in an office to sitting in a car, and then to remain in our houses.

Unfortunately, living a life that’s so focused on being indoors isn’t good for our health and well-being. A lack of sunlight, constant exposure to synthetic materials, and a lack of greenery disrupt everything from our sleep to our mental health. Fortunately, there’s a sustainable architecture trend that aims to overcome all this.

Greener buildings that promote better indoor air quality can have a significant improvement in cognitive function. Additionally, sunlight is conducive to reducing depression. It’s also possible to propose that replacing non-sustainable materials with Earth-friendly materials could have a positive impact.
 

As many businesses are interested in enhancing their employees’ mental health, organizations are turning toward greener workplaces. This includes offering bigger outdoor spaces, sunlight-filled rooms, plenty of greenery indoors, and using sustainable materials.

In some cases, businesses are choosing to use inner courtyards that are full of the plants and trees they find local to their area. The idea behind this is that it makes it easier for employees to socialize in an outdoor space, thereby reducing the amount of time they spend inside.

At Corruven, we make sustainable architecture materials in St-Basile, NB. If you’re an architect who’s driven by the thought of producing eco-friendly buildings, we want to hear from you.
 

Using your ideas and our materials, we could make an impact on the future of building development together. To learn more about what we do, contact us by calling 506-802-7022.