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What does 2022 bring us in architecture and construction?

Rosa Porrino granite facade


We are on the threshold of the year 2022 and it is a good time to take a brief look at some of the trends in architecture and construction that will mark the coming year.


More sustainable buildings


There is a growing concern for the preservation of the environment, which translates into a growing demand for more efficient buildings and transformation processes that are more committed to sustainable development.  Saving resources, replacing the most energy-consuming processes with more efficient ones and reducing the environmental footprint are the challenges we face and a priority objective at Marcelino Group.


Refurbishment and renovation


Related to the previous point, old buildings have shown their great deficiencies in terms of energy efficiency, comfort and accessibility. This implies the need for many owners to adapt their properties to current requirements and needs.

Among other actions, it will be necessary to opt for materials that help to improve thermal insulation and contribute to better energy efficiency, as well as the integration of renewable energies in the home.

But new construction is not lagging behind and it is increasingly important to build to the most demanding standards of the Technical Building Code or Passivhaus.


Brighter, more functional and better insulated homes


Mobility restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have changed the concept of housing. With remote working and spending more time at home, larger and more functional spaces are sought after. Also, while the open concept has been on the rise in recent years, it is now gaining momentum. The aim is to gain more amplitude between spaces and use them for different functions: work and family environment.

Acoustic insulation is another of the problems that confinement has brought to light. Having materials that provide good acoustic conditioning, together with thermal insulation, are priorities nowadays, in order to avoid noise from adjoining dwellings or from outside.

Minimalist and natural decoration


A practical and simple style of decoration is sought, capable of adapting to all types of environments. We opt for materials that evoke nature and that help to take advantage of natural light.

Light tones such as Blanco Cristal or Gris Perla never go out of fashion, combined with darker tones to create a cosy atmosphere. For those looking for more intensity, Azul Noche stands out for its sophistication and elegance.

What do you think of the construction trends that will be the stars of 2022? Would you add any more? We’ll read you in the comments!