Budget housing usually consists of medium- to high-rise buildings with relatively small units that are built with simple, inexpensive materials and relatively little technology to make construction quick and cost-effective, which lowers prices for buyers.
The economy, producing ride-sharing services and co-working spaces, has come to housing. Dormitories have small individual units and large multipurpose spaces that all residents use: imagine university dormitories, but for all ages and with improved amenities. The collective, for example, is one of the largest apartment complexes built to date. Designed as a micro-city and located on the outskirts of London, the complex includes 550 bedrooms, as well as shared kitchens, laundry facilities, outdoor areas, a gym, a restaurant, a spa, and even a movie theater.
Eco-friendliness is the slogan for residential homes built with the utmost care for the environment. The single-family house, which serves as a model for future projects, was built from responsibly assembled and recycled materials. It uses rooftop solar power to generate more energy than it consumes in a year, eliminating 3.7 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, an amount equal to what an average-sized car would produce.
People change, and flexible homes are designed to change with them, with designs and features that can be adapted, added or improved as needed. In some types of flexible homes, builders sell the property unfinished so homeowners are free to design or remodel the interior. The Superloft residences built in Amsterdam by a Dutch developer are examples of such properties. The company uses precast concrete modules, along with other modern construction methods and techniques, to convert buildings into residences, townhouses, or high-rises.
This house of the future has original features that can be built using 3D printing or other modern technology.
Homes designed to improve the health and well-being of residents may have advanced filtration and air purification systems, lighting systems that mimic natural light to improve biorhythms, or public spaces for wellness centers.
Alternatives to traditional housing may seem futuristic. But according to Marrbery research, they already make up between 4% and 6% of existing new residential units. We predict that as the consumer and industry trends described above continue, the proportion of new residential units represented by futuristic forms of housing will continue to grow through 2030.