Just like in many market sectors, the technology used in the architecture sector has also evolved, allowing projects to be created that are better suited to current times and the demands and needs of consumers, achieving more energy efficient buildings and creating innovative projects that are much more sustainable and environmentally friendly, among other aspects.
The evolution of technology in architecture has been beneficial in terms of achieving safer and more self-sufficient spaces, improving the lives of people, both architects and the end customers, while providing them with benefits such as comfort and well-being.
Next, we are going to show you some of these new technologies that can be applied in the field of architecture.
New technologies that help the architecture sector to evolve
When we talk about smart buildings, we are referring to all those buildings that use technology to improve people's quality of life, such as the integration of climate control systems or the installation of access control systems to guarantee the safety of the building by restricting the entry of unauthorised third parties.
The implementation of these systems helps to achieve more efficient, safe and comfortable buildings, something that is essential not only in homes, but also in offices, industrial or public buildings, among others
3D printing for architecture projects
This technology allows us to create objects and elements for models in different sectors. Currently, in the architecture sector, 3D printing is ideal for those projects that don't require moulds and that combine different materials to complete different parts of a structure, since they allow the resulting material to be layered until achieving the final structure.
Use of drones in construction
Drones have proved to be ideal for use in construction when it comes to recreating a terrain with 3D infographics, getting images to supervise how the construction is progressing and evolving, or even seeing how the building looks from different perspectives, reaching places that, depending on the layout of the building, are not visible to the human eye.
Application of robotics in architecture
Robots are currently being used to mechanise dangerous tasks or those that are too heavy and impossible for builders to perform, such as: demolition, placement of materials, projection of insulation material, cleaning... A great way of streamlining processes and optimising times.
The demand for sustainable buildings, in other words, those that are environmentally friendly and that are completely integrated into their surroundings, continues to increase. That's why bioclimatic simulation and design technologies have appeared, such as sensors and smart materials, which allow us to know how efficient and sustainable a construction really is.
Use of Virtual Reality
The use of virtual reality in architecture allows a project to be viewed in 3D format, so that the user can interact with it and get an exact idea of how the final result will turn out and what a space will look like. Furthermore, during this "virtual tour", so to speak, you can change the colours, textures and any other element, to gradually modify the project according to the client's taste. In addition, some real estate agencies are using this system to visit buildings without the client having to leave their home.
As you can see, the application of these technologies in the architecture sector allows the user experience to be improved, while also optimising times, streamlining processes, facilitating the work of builders and improving the overall quality of life of the end customer.