March 19, 2024

Modunite’s Top 3 Future Build Trends of 2024

Whether you made it to the 2024 Futurebuild show or not, there are a few key trends that are affecting the built environment. With a continued emphasis on sustainability and the environment, new technologies and building materials are helping to revolutionise the way we both design and construct buildings.

In this blog we will cover some of the innovative and exciting emerging trends to look out for that lead the way in creating a resilient and sustainable future for architecture and building.

Smart Homes

The use of technology has rapidly increased across all aspects of our lives in recent years, for the most part making our lives much easier and more efficient. This also goes for home, office and building design, with a plethora of innovative features now available to not only improve quality of life but also create customisable environments.

Now, with the flick of a switch or the tap of an app you can play your favourite sounds in any room or change your lighting setup to create the ambiance you want at any given moment, helping to create versatile and changeable spaces in any property. Beyond that, apps can help to manage appliances, track utility usage in order to save money or keep an eye on your environmental impact, answer the door to the postman via video link or even lock and unlock doors to improve security measures.


Sustainable design is, and has been for the last few years, a hot topic within the building industry. Whether this comes down to the design techniques or the materials used to create more energy efficient homes, from start to finish sustainability is now seen as a key consideration.

With the built environment contributing around 30% of global GHG emissions, the UK government has pledged that all new-builds be constructed to zero-carbon standards by 2025, whilst older buildings will be retrofitted to improve their sustainability ratings.

As previously mentioned, the use of smart technologies can vastly improve the sustainability of a space, whilst the use of more recently popularised construction materials such as bamboo, 3-D printed blocks or cross-laminated timber can add to both the sustainability factor and character throughout a home or office.

Biophilic Designs

With an increase in city living, biophilic designs have become an increasingly attractive proposition whether that be within an apartment block or office building. Aiming to balance the connection between human and nature, architects and designers have looked to bring a taste of the outside to the inside, using natural elements and materials alongside the colours and textures one would associate with nature to offer health benefits including reduced stress and heart rates and improved mental health.

How 3d CGI can help

The use of a range of materials and technologies now allows for a fully customisable experience for not only architects and builders, but the home or office residents themselves.

Starting with 3d CGI imagery, you can see how your design will look through each step of the journey, from shell of a building to furnished property, ensuring your building isn’t only sustainably designed and built, but aesthetically pleasing and space-efficient.

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