Architects predict 10 major residential design trends for the next 10 years

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{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["a",["href","http:\/\/\/aia-architect\/aiafeature\/the-coming-decade-for-residential-design_o","target","_new"]],["a",["href","http:\/\/"]]],"sections":[[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"For immediate release"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Washington, D.C. - January 13, 2016 - For the 10th anniversary of the Home\nDesign Trends Survey, a panel of more than 500 residential architects were\nasked what they thought would be the most significant home design elements over\nthe next ten years.\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n \u201cHistorically, the dominant factors in\nhome design have been economic and demographic shifts. Residential architects\nare seeing these forces at play in their vision for the next decade as well,\u201d\nsaid AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. \u201cHomeowners have indicated a strong\npreference for functionality, accessibility, and sustainability over the last\nten years and architects expect that to accelerate, with increasing demand for\nhealthy building materials and furnishings, along with designs that provide\nmeasures of resistance to weather related calamities.\u201d"]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"Top 10 residential design trends for\nthe next 10 years"]]],[3,"ul",[[[0,[],0,"Technological\n integration becoming more prevalent, with both dedicated support for personal devices, along with automated controls for temperature, security and lighting"]],[[0,[],0,"Increased\n consumer awareness about environmental health issues leading to more\n widespread use of low or no volatile organic compounds for paint and\n composite wood, natural fiber upholstery, carpets without polyvinyl\n chloride backing and air purification systems"]],[[0,[],0,"Growing\n demand for design strategies that strengthen homes against natural disasters including elevating residences, windows with impact glazing,\n dedicated safe rooms and backup power generation"]],[[0,[],0,"Increasing\n use of energy-efficient and other sustainable design elements and products such as solar panels, water reclamation systems and tankless water heaters"]],[[0,[],0,"Aging-in-place and universal design elements to accommodate an aging population including wider hallways, added handrails and one-level living spaces"]],[[0,[],0,"Kitchens\n serving as focal point of the home highlighted by open design concepts"]],[[0,[],0,"Heavy\n emphasis and investment in outdoor living spaces"]],[[0,[],0,"Need for space devoted to home offices reflecting changing work patterns"]],[[0,[],0,"Infill development promoting smaller, better designed homes"]],[[0,[],0,"Strong preference for urban lifestyle characteristics resulting in higher-density\n development that provide additional amenities to residents"]]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"For more details and analysis on the\ndrivers of these trends, see accompanying article: \n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"The Coming Decade for Residential Design"]]],[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"\n"]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"About The American Institute of Architects\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to\ncreate more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings,\nneighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters,\nthe AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public\nwell-being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest\nprofessional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to\nassist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and\ngovernment leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing\nour communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit "],[0,[1],1,""],[0,[],0,"."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n"]]]]}
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