Presence of Industrial Design Elements Increase in Suburbia

November 25, 2015

According to The Wall Street Journal, “open floorplans, exposed ductwork, concrete floors, and other elements of industrial design are increasingly found in suburbia.”

The architectural vernacular that was once reserved for urban areas have won the hearts of suburban buyers, and builders are taking notice.

Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers is beginning to offer loft-like spaces on a more commercial level. The builder’s Escena community in Palm Springs, Calif., will also have a number of industrial-inspired options, such as metal roofs and cinderblock-like stone façades.

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