Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Book Spotlight

Future Living: Collective Housing in Japan
by Claudia Hildner

Single-family houses are becoming increasingly outdated. This publication presents projects in recent years in Japan, which respond to the need for new forms of housing. The architects are developing solutions that allow residents to live together but still maintain enough distance and privacy. The presented apartment types and their layout allow for a variety of life models. Particularly interesting here is the use of spaces that provide a gradual transition from public to private space an approach to building that, according to experts, could revolutionize western residential architecture. 

Review adapted from Goodreads