Single family architectural is directed towards the audience of only one family living under a single infrastructure. Since the members of the family are limited, they do not require a large number of bedrooms, study & living rooms, and kitchens on every floor. Architects always keep a keen eye on efficient housing and usage of the provided space and are motivated towards using lesser spaces for single families to avoid land vacancy and prevent urban sprawling. Moreover, this practice not only helps these families but also the country as well; saving land and restoring nature in its return, along with lesser land costs and recreate rural and village life for a sustainable environment.
In the well-known trends of this branch in architecture, the newly-built detached single-family house is one of the popular picks for housing. However, the average space for these sorts of homes is increasing, due to certain demands such as personal space and design space. Extra features such as privacy and personal freedom become a luxury and an ‘extra’ feature in old ages, requiring people to either renovate their spaces or face loneliness in their homes. Single family homes are now mostly occupied by one or two people. For these sorts of people, ‘multi-family’ housing is being advised as it eliminates all of these problems that people of old age face, and also produces spacing for new housing.
Apart from all these issues, single family architecture is targeted towards customizability, flexibility and outdoor living elements. We can say that ‘less is more’ is becoming more of a fact than fiction, with lesser space to deal with, which comes with easier access to rooms, and saving space for more housing, or for outdoor plans such as a small garden, or a patch of grass. Moreover, along with art, the effect of minimalism is also coming on architecture, with less fancier, but elegant, functional housing facilities becoming the norm. Sometimes, it contains contemporary designs, or sometimes modern designs mixed with traditional style of architecture, creating a sense of comfort and coziness. The reason for contemporary, single family architecture is mostly the price; it is negotiable, extremely economical as compared to its old counterparts, and highly compatible with the millennial demographic.