As the dream of home ownership in Australia and New Zealand is updated the detached house on a quarter acre block with a Hills Hoist has become an outdated ideal.
A new generation of owners is foregoing the big backyard in favour of the convenience, sustainability and affordability of inner-city life in a townhouse or apartment.
From suburban duplexes to medium-density apartment blocks and vertical living in twin towers, The Apartment House explores some of the best examples of contemporary multi-residential projects.
Whether newly built or renovated, each project demonstrates the importance of the relationship between density and amenity, whilst showcasing the benefits of living in closer proximity to one another.
This exciting collection of homes speaks to the 21st century lifestyle where smaller and closer is the new dream.
Cameron Bruhn is the editorial director of Architecture Media.
He has twice been a member of multidisciplinary teams shortlisted for the creative directorship of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture and was a member of the jury for the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards.
He and Katelin Butler are co-editors of The Forever House and The Terrace House, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Katelin Butler is the editor of Houses magazine.
She has been on the jury for the Australian Institute of Architects’ Tasmanian Architecture Awards and she has curated Australia’s contribution to the international architecture showcase at the London Festival of Architecture.
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