Archinect - News 2015-11-26T05:45:17-05:00 Why do all hipsters look the SAME? Orhan Ayyüce 2015-03-23T14:22:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T16:20:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is always a delay between the time a trend begins to gain traction, and the time hipsters begin following it. This delay is caused because people can't be aware of what others are deciding, in real-time. As a result, hipsters gradually realise that the trend, and the decision has been made while making the same decision separately. This leads to them gradually conforming towards what then becomes the mainstream.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now, try to imagine&nbsp;"architects" instead of&nbsp;"hipster." Vertical farms? Poche? Blobs? Hedonistic urbanism? Parametric buildings? New Urbanism? Old Urbanism? Etc, etc,.</p> TV shows are great indicators of urban trends, thanks to market research and popular influence Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-17T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:18:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Popular shows also are important predictors of the future of the built environment, thanks to Hollywood&rsquo;s extensive consumer research and the instant feedback to current shows, and so TV tends to reflect how we live today and, more importantly, what we aspire to tomorrow. [...] We selected the most popular of six eras that captured best how we aspired to live &ldquo;as seen on TV&rdquo; based on time period and the development pattern that was being represented.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From revolting to revolt: Why is my office this color? Alexander Walter 2014-01-09T13:48:00-05:00 >2014-01-09T13:50:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Avocado Green,&rdquo; explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. &ldquo;And Harvest Gold.&rdquo; Those were the colors of the 70&rsquo;s, with a nice helping of brown. &ldquo;It was all so pervasive in that time,&rdquo; Eiseman says &ndash; without derision, notably. In the early eighties, the dominant color scheme was mauve, gray, and turquoise. Back then, color trends were virtually &ldquo;dictatorial,&rdquo; says Eiseman, &ldquo;everyone marched to the same drummer.&rdquo; Then, consumers revolted.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> What's hot in housing trends these days? Alexander Walter 2013-04-17T19:30:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:25:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Housing starts in March rose to the highest level in five years. If developers keep building at that rate, there&rsquo;d be one million new houses by the end of the year. So, what are builders building and what kind of homes do consumers want? The granite countertop of the new kitchen is like the leather interior of a new car -- a standard, special order must-have.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Why Canada's houses are getting smaller Archinect 2012-07-17T12:09:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T18:58:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Milllennials, the generation born from 1983 onwards, enjoyed a childhood free of bunkbeds or even shared bathrooms. Growing up in plush megahomes undoubtedly helped them become, in the words of one author, &ldquo;self-centred, needy, and entitled with unrealistic work expectations.&rdquo; Oddly, it also spawned a group of people patently unimpressed with backyards and breakfast nooks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>