A Changing Industry
As we’re all awaiting to go back to a new normal, many facets of our lives have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, we think about our surroundings, social distancing and many other aspects of our daily lives. Moreover, industries have also gone through changes in adapting to a new economy, rising prices and more. Of course, one of these industries that has also needed to adapt is the architectural field. Aside from dealing with rising costs and inflation, architects everywhere have changed how they design homes and commercial buildings.
Designing a Home
Why have designs changed? Within the past couple of years, doctors and scientists have noted that indoor gatherings need to have sufficient ventilation. As the world becomes aware of the importance of indoor ventilation and its benefits to reduce the risk of COVID-19, these considerations have been seen in new architectural plans. This can be for either a residential home or a commercial structure. The fact is that architectures everywhere are starting to change the way a building is designed. Homes are a great example of where you can showcase your new architectural designs.
Designs to Consider
The first thing to consider for a client is what they want. Most clients who have safety measures in mind for COVID-19 require wide open spaces for their homes. A nice green space leading straight to your patio would be a great design for home. You can also implement a home office for your clients since more people are working from home. If you’re designing an addition for your client, one idea would also be retrofitting the garage or extending the layout for the home office.
Energy Efficiency and Touch-Free
Now that more people have been working from home, the architectural drafter can draw up an energy-efficient home design. This can include solar panels or geothermal energy to be included in the final layout. Moreover, the drafter can also design a smart home that creates a touch-free zone. In other words, you won’t have to touch surfaces, such as turning on the lights or the water faucet. You can use a smart system and include sensors in your plan for the homeowner.