2023 architect trend forecast

As the new year gets back into full swing, we look at the 2023 architect trend forecast and the impact we anticipate on North Shore & Northern Beaches dream home design and development.

As architects, we must stay abreast of industry trends and keep our ears to the ground for how the market performs.

Here are some key observations we have identified and will watch as 2023 evolves.

Architect trends on the North Shore and Northern Beaches

Our Managing Director, Brett Churcher, says, “We at Playoust Churcher are still seeing strong levels of interest from North Shore clients wanting to renovate or construct new homes.”

He suspects this may be due to the recent house price corrections that saw a record-breaking decline of 8.4% from May 2022 until January 2023, more homes available on the market and historically low-interest rates (although not as low as they have been).

Brett also reports that building costs are stabilising post the COVID hangover, indicating confidence in materials supply.

Multigenerational home and land subdivisions have also maintained their popularity in architectural trends for the North Shore and Northern Beaches.

International architect trends to look out for

“We see significantly more activity in architectural 3D printing and suspect these numbers will consistently grow throughout the year,” says Brett.

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) – the first of its kind for Australia – plans to bring universities, their science faculties and the CSIRO together to access the latest technologies and research in advanced electronics and manufacturing, according to the NSW Government website.

The first of the two buildings is opening this year, which will support a range of applications and demonstrate enhanced productivity and quality in manufacturing systems.

3D printing experts Luyten predict that around a third of housing in the Australian outback and remote areas could be built using 3D technology by 2030.

A continued focus on sustainability in architecture

The anticipated growth in 3D printing across the architecture and building sectors are testament to the continued focus on sustainability.

Homes constructed of 3D-printed walls and facades are already becoming incredibly popular, and sustainability strategies, especially in modern residential architecture, are woven into the architectural design process long before construction.

Using natural materials also remains high on the trend list, which we support 100% as Australia continues to pursue net zero emissions by 2050.

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