Changing times are always followed by changing trends in society. Trends such as fashion, food, drinks, and so on are always experiencing developments, as is architecture. Architectural trends are not always styles that have never existed before, it can be old styles that are re-popularized or a combination of old and new styles.
For some architects and clients, the application of architectural styles in a building is important to form the image of the building itself. To find out which architectural style suits your wants and needs, of course, an introduction to the existing architectural styles is also needed. Come on, get to know six architectural and interior styles that are popular and contemporary!
Simple, neat, and functional are the identity of the minimalist style. A minimalist style is a design approach characterized by savings in decoration. Therefore, houses with this style tend to be minimal in decoration and neat.
Architecture and interiors with a minimalist style tend to prioritize the original form of an element’s geometry without much modification. The application is in the form of a simple house, with minimal curves and ornaments. The choice of furniture in the interior is also a modern piece of furniture that doesn’t take up much space. As for color, the minimalist style is usually dominated by white, brown, and wood colors.
Not everything that is contemporary has to be something new, it could be that something that is outdated becomes a trend that is in demand again. The vintage style that is currently popular is synonymous with old-fashioned and old school atmosphere. The use of vintage colors, furniture, and decorations is very thick in vintage style.
This style that looks very masculine stems from the many former factory buildings in Europe that are not used again. In order for the building not to be neglected, modifications have been made to the architecture and interior of the building so that it is suitable and comfortable to live in but still maintains the original character of the factory building. The industrial style character is the exposure of building materials such as steel, metal, concrete, and brick. Without finishing that covers the material, the character of the industrial building becomes even more assertive.
Being in a country that has a tropical climate makes many people compete to have a house that responds to these climatic conditions. Tropical architecture is a style that emphasizes the environmental context so that buildings can adapt well and blend in with the surrounding weather and climate conditions.
A good tropical architectural style is able to make residents of a house or building feel comfortable with minimal air conditioning in any weather. One of the elements that support this style is the use of a wide sloping roof, the use of vegetation that surrounds the house, air vents, and local materials.
The rustic style is actually somewhat similar to the vintage style, which emphasizes the use of old materials. The difference is that the rustic style is more likely to use materials that are coarse and corroded – indicating a clear aging process.
Rustic style has long existed in European countries and usually occurs naturally in rural homes. The rustic style is quite popular because of the interest of the community to have a residence with high artistic value, is as it is, and can age well.
The style that emerged in the 19th and 20th centuries is basically a combination of two or more cultures and historical values from the past to create something new and original. Therefore, the main driving force of this style is not mere nostalgia, but freedom of expression. In architecture and interior design, the eclectic style includes building structures, furniture, ornaments, and decorations.
In its application, eclectic style is synonymous with the use of functional and practical furniture. It could be by putting something that is contrasting, like a modern table with a vintage sofa in a row. In addition, eclectic styles are usually accompanied by geometric patterns such as vertical, horizontal, zigzag, and circle lines that can be applied to carpet, pillow, sofa, and bed motifs.
Are you familiar with the architectural styles that are trending today?