• MIREILLE OLMOS - Architect & Civil Engineer -

DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM IN A CLOSE FUTURE



How can we glimpse the future of design in the midst of this fast pace that technology has imposed on us? It's hard to predict what the projects will look like 10 years from now if we still do not know which gadget will direct our lives up there. Are we living in an automated world and within a virtual reality?

Seeing this scenario, I'd rather go back in time and remember the great German architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe and your famous phrase "less is more”. As a fan of the minimalism, the excess was always expendable for him and taking this aspect into the future, where there will be numerous offers and possibilities for innovative projects, I would bet that the direction of design will focus on the essentials.

It is already true that we have many paths and many tools to create our own objects and utilities. In a very close future, if we need a vase to put flowers, it will be common to design it as we want and get it at home through a 3D printer. We will have our objects and furniture according to our need of the moment, our mood and our personality. Therefore, I believe that the differential of the great designers will be to prioritize the essence of the individuals in their creations.

The trend around the world is to design and remodel cities targeting their inhabitants. The concept of Smart Cities will be increasingly used.The pedestrian is the protagonist in all decisions on the mobility of small, medium and large urban centres. Delivering a city that is accessible and welcoming to the entire population is the goal of many rulers and so will the design.

The Internet of Things will be increasingly present in the architecture and urban design projects. Then, the Architects, the Engineers and the designers will have to be strong connected with the software developers, because these are the people who are coding the future of urban life, creating the programs that knit together the data, analytics and corresponding actions.

Conceive projects that combine technology, functionality, utility, and beauty and still behold the individuality of each person, will be the big hit of the design.

This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader

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