Decor : The pandemic influences the design of homes, offices and restaurants
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many sectors of society. The construction was not going to be less, a field used to moving slowly but that has had to adapt at great speed to this new situation. At present, when designing a home, office or restaurant, what is sought are multifunctional designs where space is given priority.
Multifunctional houses that prioritize space
In this last year, the houses have become the offices of many people. Due to this, when starting any new project, it is important to make better use of natural light and the space inside the house. Of course, this will affect the distribution of the home, homes with fewer rooms, more spacious, more luxurious bathrooms and a better conditioned living room.
The living room is now also our game room, our gym and our movie theater. That is why not only the space, but also the noise has become decisive. To improve acoustics and avoid reverberation (permanence of sound once it has stopped being emitted), a distinction must be made between exterior and interior noise.
Another trend that has been consolidated in the market has to do with energy efficiency. The developers, in addition to increasing the added value of their buildings, progressively show a greater commitment to the ethical code. Technology contributes to promoting energy saving: home automation, for example, is no longer based solely on that costly addition of relative utility. Now, this technology has become considerably cheaper and contributes to lower energy consumption.
Restaurants and offices adapt
Bearing in mind that this new normal is here to stay, more and more restaurants are considering space optimization a key factor in their business strategy. The philosophy that the more diners, the better, is changing for distributions that make the rotation of diners profitable. “Among others, the European shared table trend has been eliminated and there is an increasing commitment to terraces, of course,” continues Manuel.
Offices are also looking for more independence and adaptability. In addition to traditional office settings, Vega-Leal refers to portable office modules, the new sensation within the industry. “They are built in factories using standardized processes that seek perfection millimeter by millimeter,” he says. “Despite its price, its amortization is more than assured, since they allow to cover all the needs of the company in a space optimized to 100%”.
Grupo Kloos is one of the many companies that is already implementing these new realities in its projects, adapting, as always happens, construction to the needs of society.