Architecture is a systematic process of planning, designing, and constructing buildings. Industrial Architecture is that field that has evolved to combine functionality and design and leave an impressive admiration and recognition. Over the last few decades, the architecture field has been subject to dramatic changes and the changes are quite impressive. Technology has accelerated at an incredible pace for the architectural field also. What will the future of industrial architecture look like? Some exciting recent architectural trends are giving plenty of reasons to get excited about it.

Parametric architecture

Parametric architecture is having a moment in the architecture design field. Parametric design is a generative design system, which allows you to do some impossible tasks. There are some software extensions like Grasshopper which shows you the shape of the building, and gives you a way to define handles to control it. The computer and human imagination play together to design architecture and it moves architecture closer to the programming language.

VR & Immersive Architecture

It’s all about an artificial world where you can observe, walkthrough, reach out to touch objects and see everything and respond in real-time. This immersive virtual reality and spaces are created using a combination of computer graphics, wireless tracking technology, headsets, HD projectors, polarised glass, and more, all working together to create interactive and real-life experiences. Virtual reality technology is most apparent in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. Every design will soon be made using virtual reality; enabling the user to fully immerse himself in a 1:1-scale to experience the models.


In BIM (Building Information Model), a particular design is being created using a unique 3d model that can be modified throughout the project’s life. This 3d model can be stored in a multi-client database and made accessible at the same time by several people. BIM 3d model has metadata attached to it like the material of the element and parametric modifiers like the height of a wall. Libraries of construction products can also be inserted into the model. BIM is growing faster and will probably be the mainstream tool to design architecture in the coming years.

Architecture robots and 3d printers

Robotics is coming to the Architectural industry as well. It won’t be any longer when we are assisting in designing a construction process that involves assembly robots. In this humans and robots work together to direct the designing process. With the use of 3d printers implemented with specific algorithms will help push the materiality of the structures. 3D-printed construction allows a great expansion to the limits of construction technologies.

Sustainable architecture which holds the key to an environmentally positive future is all about reducing waste. This not only means physical waste but minimizing energy loss as well. Using less energy to keep us comfortable means that we can become environmentally responsible and more resource-efficient, which are both vital to reducing the effects of climate change.