From the beginnings of history, as we know it, architecture has been one of the defining forces of humanity. Architects and town planners have left timeless echoes through our past; echoes that found their essence in culture, art, and formed the very fabric of civilizations. As both an art and a science, architecture has played a very important role in mankind’s story. Each era has brought with it different ways of design thinking; ways to build community, preserve political boundaries, and design built environs that are timeless and so beautiful that they take your breath away!

Looking into the past, we can glean wisdom from the lessons that we have learned and forge new tools to take us into the future. What will the next few years hold in store for architects all over the world? We study some of the emerging trends in architecture, to help us get some clues about how our future cities will look.

The past decade has already seen the initialization of these trends, with path-breaking changes that have laid the foundation for a future where traditional concepts are shattered. Today’s projects are already answering the needs of the future, with innovative designs seeking to represent the architecture of tomorrow.

In the words of one of the greatest architects the world has ever seen, Frank Gehry “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” What makes Gehry such a visionary is that he has been able to anticipate and build for the needs of the future, and this makes his buildings very relevant and meaningful. Architects are required to be magical crystal ball gazers who can look ahead and foresee the needs of generations to come, and Gehry’s signature style exemplifies this.

Architecture, through the ages, has always been perceived as a changing and defining force in society. Today, we are in an exciting period of innovation and creation. The role of architects in the future is poised to be very different from what it is today, and at Rayvat Engineering we do welcome the change!

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