In our last blog post of 2020 we wanted to take a look back and reflect upon some of the biggest architectural trends of the year.
Unsurprisingly, in a year when we were driven indoors due to a worldwide pandemic the drive towards open plan living and bringing the outdoors inside was huge. It has caused us to pause and reflect on our lives and in particular our living spaces. From using houseplants in our interiors to creating walls of glass and atrium windows to flood spaces with natural light we strove to feel a sense of calm at a time when the outside world felt chaotic.
Along with the push towards home-working and virtual schooling, study areas and home offices have become increasingly important spaces within our homes prompting many of us to look at how we can reconfigure our own home space. At Ashleigh Clarke Architects we have extensive experience of reconfiguring homes to maximise their potential and creating beautiful, calm spaces.
Industrial design has also increased in popularity particularly in residential projects from windows to interiors, and through clever design using materials such as aluminium and wood. We love this aesthetic particularly when combined with original features such as wooden beams and cotswolds stone.
We look forward to 2021 and keeping you all up to date with the latest architectural trends and news and with a renewed sense of hope for the future and for our continued success as a business. With much love and well wishes for all of our clients, colleagues and of course, loved ones!
Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year!