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Façades of 2050 will Evolve Towards Sustainability & Timelessness
Ar. Amit Gulati, Design 21
By 2050, façades and fenestrations will evolve towards sustainability and timelessness, integrating biophilic design principles with living elements and natural materials. Dynamic shading systems and other adaptive technologies will be ubiquitous, optimizing energy efficiency and enhancing occupant comfort. Moreover, the adoption of modular and flexible designs will facilitate easy customization and future adaptations, ensuring their continued effectiveness in the ever-changing urban environment. This transformation reflects a commitment to creating architectural elements that harmonize with both nature and modern living.
In the global markets by 2050, we anticipate a prevalence of sustainable materials. Bio-based composites, advanced recyclable metals, and innovative glass solutions will dominate. These materials will prioritize longevity, with self-healing and low-maintenance features. Nanotechnology may further enhance their performance, offering increased durability and resilience against environmental factors. This shift towards eco-conscious materials will align with the enduring principles of timelessness and sustainability.
By 2050, we aspire to witness a revolution in façade and fenestration technologies. Responsive systems, capable of adapting to climatic conditions, will be standard.
Photovoltaic-integrated surfaces and energy-generating materials will contribute to self-sustaining building envelopes. Smart technologies will facilitate real-time monitoring and optimization of energy consumption. Further, innovative insulation materials will ensure efficient thermal performance. These advancements will not only reflect a commitment to sustainability but also embody the essence of timeless design, ensuring enduring relevance in the architectural landscape.
Ar. Amit Gulati, Design 21
Co-Founder & Partner
Architect Amit Gulati (LEED AP) has extensive project handling experience in architecture in Europe and India, taking overall responsibility for design and drawings, and client interactions. His professional association with International firms and time spent in Holland, Delhi, and Ahmadabad gives him a vast range of architectural knowledge. Through years of experience in large-scale projects varying from exhibitions, offices, amusement parks to a wide range of hospitality projects, Amit brings with him a detailed understanding of the management of the project, client and consultant coordination, and vendor evaluation. His design sensibilities, technical strength in CAD Software applications allow him to provide efficient design solutions and cohesive construction drawings for every space. His attention to detail ensures that his designs, especially the hospitality designs are entirely unique and awe-inspiring. Some of his hospitality projects include the Jersey Hotel, Hotels at Banaras, and many more.