Compact architecture for urban spaces
Mass urbanization. Population growth. All happening faster than we can build for. As global populations are projected to shift to 80-90% urban in the next 30 years, architects are faced with a growing challenge: how to accommodate all this growth in limited space? At the same time, movements around downsizing and living with less are redefining how we live. Vertical Living explores the future of residential architecture in growing cities. The book looks at ingenious architectural solutions: impossibly skinny houses wedged into narrow plots, spacious homes built into neglected infill sites and comfortable homes created in tiny spaces. By combining inspirational projects, in-depth features and engaging profiles of architects around the world, Vertical Living will offer a new way of looking at how we live in the built environment.