Although calling them “trends” stretches the meaning of the word, ArchDaily’s recent roundup of “14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade” does contain some fascinating ideas, including rotating skyscrapers and “invisible” architecture.
Many of these concepts may never go farther than a rendering on a computer screen, but at least two of them are very real in the physical world. The first is Compostable Towers: This summer at MoMA PS 1, as part of the institute’s annual Young Architects Program, New York architecture firm The Living will build a “circular tower of organic and reflective bricks” (shown above) using a new method of bio-design that incorporates entirely organic material. If you’re in New York City sometime between the end of June and the end of summer, check it out!
The second one, 3D-Printed Interiors, was accomplished by architects Michael Hansmeyer
Benjamin Dillenburger, who work under the name Digital Grotesque. Watch their “totally immersive” space of sand and “custom-designed algorithms” take shape. Then head over to ArchDaily to see what else the future of architecture might hold.
Image: Courtesy The Living.