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RIAI Bookshop - Building Community: New Apartment Architecture

Published: Friday, March 10, 2017

Building Community: New Apartment Architecture
Author: Michael Webb

There is an urgent need to build more, better-designed apartments: to relieve an acute shortage of affordable housing in major cities, to use land more economically, to revitalise urban centres. These challenges have led to the creation of some of the most inventive contemporary buildings of the last few years. Michael Webb traces the evolution of the modern apartment building through the 20th century and explores 30 recent apartment buildings from around the globe, ranging from low-rise urban villages to terraced towers. Linking them all is a creative approach to sharing space - a desire to find new and enriching ways of balancing privacy with community.

Available from the RIAI Bookshop priced at €47.50.

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