Metal Shutter House in New York, USA (Shigeru Ban Architects)
Rolex Tower in Dubai, UAE (SOM)
Sonnenhof in Jena, Germany (J. Mayer H.)
Solid 11 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Tony Fretton Architects)
The Met in Bangkok, Thailand (WOHA)
As residing in cities is becoming increasingly popular among all social strata, multi-party residential buildings are gaining in prominence. While this building type focuses first of all on the design and conception of residential space, its height and façade design significantly influence the cityscape. Creating layered living spaces is therefore one of the most important and diverse tasks of contemporary architecture.
This volume presents a spectrum of apartment buildings with innovative interpretations of traditional layout types, and loft-style room divisions, up to individual solutions that vary from one floor to the next. The range of presented projects extends from small dwellings with three residential units up to apartment complexes with several hundred parties, from inventive low-cost one-room apartments to giant luxurious residences with more than ten rooms. In this way the selection shows the multifaceted possibilities of how contemporary apartment buildings can accommodate very different lifestyles on all levels.