Architects design houses to fulfill specific design briefs, not to set trends. But changing lifestyles and new technologies and materials do encourage changes in design direction.
And by the time a new house is ready for occupation, or winning architecture awards, these changes have been in progress for considerable time.
TIMBER ON THE INSIDE
Timber has appeared everywhere this year, notably in plywood wall linings and ceilings. Different grains in similar tones are often teamed to create a point of difference.