Commercial designs are no longer monotonous as the approach to commercial architecture is continually evolving. Newer architects have managed to marry imagination, innovation, and technology to create awe-inspiring and modern designs. With the help of online 3D modeling, architects are taking the help of 3D architectural renderings for construction and building projects.
Let’s take a look at some inspiring architectural designs for commercial buildings that are trending in 2022:
1. Use of Glass Panels and Natural Light
Natural light gives a comfortable and energetic vibe to a space. Usually, commercial spaces look dull as they are devoid of natural light. The best way to bring in natural light is to include more windows. But, it’s always not possible in a commercial space. Modern architects are incorporating glass panels for walls to allow the light to disperse and fill the interiors. If this is not an option, they use artificial natural light sources to make the commercial space look bright and happy.
2. Experimenting With Shapes
Unique shapes are implemented interestingly in a variety of ways in an architectural design. The alternative shapes are used in the exterior, windows, door frames, and even in the floating ceiling panels.
3. Combining Traditional Elements With Modern Designs
Commercial spaces usually have traditional architectural designs. They are typically rectangular with plain ceiling tiles. One way traditional spaces are given a modern twist is by including decorative ceiling tiles.
4. Creating Open and Multi-purpose Interior Layout
Open and multi-purpose interior layouts are trending. That’s because they are flexible enough to accommodate different types of works. From holding an event to conducting meetings all day long to catering to individuals’ work needs – a multi-purpose open space can do it all. Flexibility is also seen in the design of the furniture. There’s a growing preference for slide-out seats and filing cabinets that transforms into meeting tables.
5. Using Sustainable and Green Building Designs
Commercial areas are resource-intensive, thus creating heavy foot traffic. Because of the high carbon footprints, green building principles have been trending. Today’s commercial spaces are powered with renewable energy, and have waste recycling systems to reduce and manage waste.
6. Using Unconventional Materials
As sustainability is the need of the hour, modern architecture uses unconventional, eco-friendly materials in its designs. Today’s architects use plastics, 3D printing, and other unconventional materials to create shapes and buildings.
7. Creating Branding Cohesiveness
Branding cohesiveness between the exterior and interior of a commercial building has become a norm in today’s modern architecture. The goal here is to create a seamless transition experience from the exterior to the interior. This can be achieved by maintaining consistency, from top to bottom, in the colors, materials, and motifs. This creates a fluid and coherent look, making the building have its own distinct identity.
8. Adding Digital Signage
Architectural technology is evolving. Digital signage has become a prominent design element in overall building design. Digital signage provides an unparalled level of modernity and technology to their exterior design. The results of using digital signage in updating branding in real-time are remarkable.
Modern commercial projects take into consideration a lot of factors such as space efficiency, employee productivity and psychology, cost savings, climate change, and more. These designs will continue to evolve to meet the dynamic needs of the people.
Rahul Agarwal is the Co-founder & Chief Business Officer at Styldod, where he has taught a computer to do interior design! Styldod provides the most hassle-free & inexpensive virtual staging solutions for real estate agents so they can sell their listings faster, and for higher prices. Rahul was also a co-founder of Mebelkart. He is the one that pushes the boundaries with his innovative entrepreneurial stints and is also a sound startup investor & advisor.