2017 is right around the corner and the new ideas for structural and aesthetic design are emerging. See what is predicted for the new year so you can stay ahead of the curve!
Revisiting Traditional Materials for Commercial Buildings:
There is a drive to return to building materials such as timber or compacted earth. While that may seem backwards, there are new developments on how to manipulate the material for maximum security, such as laminated wood that is sturdier and more fire resistant. With new innovation, a host of materials that may not have been thought about in many years can resurface back into the market, offering new perspectives for both functionality and appearance.
Health and Environment Conscious Housing:
Overall health is becoming a major concern as new studies emerge showing how our environment can affect our well-being. Since we spend a large amount of our time in our homes and place of work, being in a building that maximizes air flow, is made from organic or non-toxic...
In a world where space is shrinking, teaching future generations the importance of utilizing space and how to create designs that are captivating, as well as useful, is essential. Canstruction combines creativity and problem-solving skills that are essential to growth and exploration in young children.
While some of these children may grow up into future engineers or architects, it is building a generation of thinkers that is essential. Especially when these thinkers are taught to work together to come up with creative solutions to problems. Some of the most significant skills that are developed through the arts are visual learning, inventiveness, and decision making. Building a structure out of marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti may not seem like it would take a lot of skill, but it provides the opportunity for resourcefulness and imagination. Questions run through the mind that must be answered: What do I want my structure to look like? How many materials will I need? My structure fe...