Now more than ever the need to embrace modern building techniques is being felt. It costs a lot to the environment to demolish and rebuild a space. Therefore there is a greater emphasis on getting that building right first time so that it will stand for centuries and have a use that will see many generations using it. This is why we need firms and Building Companies like www.piggottandwhitfield.co.uk/building-services/. They will come in, build and fit out whatever is needed using the latest technology, philosophy and skills for the modern build task.
It is easy to see where we have gone wrong. For example, the age of the Brutalist concrete construction seems to have passed by. So many of the post war buildings have been deemed unfit for purpose or generally so unliked as to be considered ugly that they have been removed. The Tricorn centre in Portsmouth being one such example.
Now the focus is on using energy efficient green and aesthetically pleasing buildings that complement the landscape and townscape rather than seeming out of place and jarring. There is a move to complement the surroundings and almost blend in. This is very much at odds with the look of the 1980’s where we saw great block buildings going up like slabs. Look at the Shard and the Gherkin in London. It’s an attempt at the unique rather than the formulaic that is required.