COVID-19 slowed our world down to a halt, and our homes have played a greater role in our daily lives – from working and exercising, to schooling and socially distanced gatherings. The pandemic has reshaped the way we see our homes, and in return, transformed architectural design styles and trends in the homes of tomorrow. What does this mean for the future of residential design?
Redfin asked us, along with nine other prominent architects across the country, from Vancouver, CA to New York, NY, what architectural design styles and trends we expect to see in the post-pandemic world and what it means for future home styles in the US housing market.
Bob Wetmore, Principal Partner at Cornerstone Architects, chimed in on how home office and learning spaces are a driving factor for post-pandemic architectural design. More time spent and home in conjunction with so many of us working full or part time from home has led to both significant and subtle changes.
"The pandemic and lockdown have had many effects on our culture, not the least of which has been a renewed interest in developing the “best” home possible. Home office designs and workspaces top the list for many in rethinking home. Creating and defining spaces that allow one to shift from home mindset to office mindset has become a priority for many households. In homes where both parents are working and their children are being taught remotely, the spaces are often reallocated from other uses. Seeking out quiet, well-lit spaces, organizing, and often re-furnishing these spaces for their new purpose continues to be a driving factor in the design of remodeled and newly constructed homes."
Read more about what other notable professionals had to say from more technologically advanced homes to designs connecting us to nature.
Post-Pandemic Architectural Design Styles We Expect to See by Julia Weaver