As 2022 comes to an end, here at McLundie, we’re looking forward to seeing what new architecture and design trends are on the horizon for 2023.

As 2022 comes to an end, here at McLundie, we’re looking forward to seeing what new architecture and design trends are on the horizon for 2023.

Health and Comfort

During the past 2-3 years, our priorities in life have changed almost entirely. Homes are no longer just a place to rest our head, they are an all-round comfortable environment in which to live, work and play.

Health is wealth, so they say, and 2023 looks set to deliver dynamic spaces that facilitate a healthy lifestyle. Big open areas that allow freedom of movement around the home, contributing to a positive atmosphere and letting go of the feeling of restriction.

Many people have already begun incorporating dedicated meditation rooms and quiet peaceful gardens into their homes, providing a personal quiet space of their own.


When the world switched to working from home, so did our need for multifunctional spaces. Gone are the days of spending time on the commute, we’re now used to enjoying our coffee in peace every morning, in an environment that promotes productivity.

Tables that were once only destined for dining, have become the conference area, the workstation, and the socialising area. The kitchen has become the very heart of the home in almost every way, bringing us altogether once again.

Maximise Natural Light and the Environment

It’s a well-known fact that natural light helps improve sleep, mood, and focus, as well as assisting in the production of Vitamin D. There’s nothing worse than bright and sterile artificial lighting, so natural lighting removes the necessity, making the home more energy efficient in the process, too.

Adding large floor-to-ceiling windows not only helps to bring more light into the home, but also invites nature in too. Skylights are also a great way to invite more light into the home by bringing light in from the brightest part of the sky, touching areas that a perimeter window can’t.

Alcoves and Snugs

The opportunities for alcoves and snug areas, whether they’re located in a bathroom, living room or dining room, are endless. Touching upon our earlier point about multifunctional spaces, alcoves are a great way to create a space for working, as well as socialising. They act as a great space for an intimate gathering, or perhaps a quiet retreat from the rest of the home.

Whatever projects you have in mind for 2023, let McLundie Architects guide you through. We’re the experts when it comes to residential home and commercial building design in Sotogrande, Southern Spain and Gibraltar, specialising in end-to-end bespoke designs that suit your lifestyle and budget.

We would love to discuss your upcoming project to see how we can help implement your vision. Simply get in touch with us today: +34 956 796 651 (Sotogrande, Spain), +350 200 71913 (Gibraltar).