A growing number of residential complexes are being built with multiple utility objectives. One can notice real estate developers today, trying to maximize the revenue potential per square footage. While this objective needn't be compromised, it's time to be innovative in architectural designs and incorporate trendy aesthetics. For even real estate buyers are increasingly growing averse to cookie cutter elevations and designs.
Multi level, multi – purpose building designs need to address dreams and aspirations of a plethora of buyers; from penthouse seekers, nuclear family apartment needs to multifamily apartment seekers. Here, building elevation designs form an important part as this article tries to capture some very interesting trends.
- Building Elevations – Selectively designed to take full advantage of geographic location & views
- Ground & Two Floors – Commercial establishments like offices and shopping centres
- Residential Floors – Large balconies, sheltered and open, with breathtaking views of the landscape
Cost-effective and beautiful, the latest trend in home design is a return to simplicity - Victor Mirontschuk, President of architecture firm EDI International
- Custom Apartments – Interior spaces personalized for inhabitants' lifestyles
- Resident's Vehicle Parking – Couple of floors below the ground to accommodate multiple vehicles
- Commercial Vehicular Parking – Separate spaces, above & below ground, for peak hour convenience
Building design is like a fashion show...with the neighbourhood streets as the catwalk - Builder And Developer Magazine, August 12'
- Community Spaces – Incorporating in building design public spaces that can be utilized by anyone
- Natural Cooling – Sun shades, arches and elevation contours to keep major parts cool during the day
- Use Of Stone – Façade design with local stone to keep walls cooler
- Landscaped Terraces – Real gardens at most levels for residents to remain connected with nature
- Community Spaces – Integrated recreational and entertainment spaces like pool, gym, spa, etc.
- Use Of Glass – Increasing application in elevators, staircases, façades, balustrades and more