This inspiring new compilation is Images Publishing’s latest addition to the fast-evolving discourse on multifamily residences across the world. Architects, landscape designers, urban planners, and developer-clients are critical players in the rich textural landscape of multifamily housing architecture, design, production, and consumption. This richly illustrated book showcases how leading innovators in the field resolve some of the key challenges of consolidating the social, economic, environmental and political complexities of this subject in such a loaded cultural landscape. The wide-ranging projects featured in this highly anticipated volume showcase the strong emphasis placed on individual expression, identity, and communal sustainability in multifamily housing. Featuring spectacular project designs across a myriad of styles, including boutique apartment blocks, housing complexes, collective housing, social housing structures, low-cost housing estates, and more, this book will reveal in brilliant photographic detail how highly innovative architects from around the world deal with inserting a beautifully designed structure into the dense urban fabric of a community, for the largest city through to the small-scale environment. From boutique apartment blocks that embrace a modern, contemporary urban aesthetic to grand complexes dripping in luxury, or inventive builds catering to a mix of professionals and unique identities to the complex blending of the social and psychological needs of a community into a harmonious whole-this book presents a wonderful collection of architectural solutions to multifamily residences.
About the Author
Avi Friedman, PhD, is a Professor of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he directs the Affordable Homes Research Group. He is also a practicing architect specialising in sustainable residential design and is known internationally for his housing innovation, in particular for The Grow Home and The Next Home, which were built in several countries. He has authored 16 books and is the recipient of many accolades, including the World Habitat Award, the Creative Achievement Award and the Life Time Achievement Award from Sustainable Buildings Canada. In the year 2000, he was selected by Wallpaper magazine as one of 10 people from around the world most likely to change the way we live in the new millennium.