Leben in der Stadt: Urbaner Geschosswohnungsbau [Urban Apartment Buildings]
Redensification, conversion, new construction, residential superstructure, additions to existing buildings
Due to the tight housing situation in large cities, architects are increasingly looking for solutions to make urban living possible in a stylistically sophisticated yet market-oriented way. The book “Leben in der Stadt – Urbaner Geschosswohnungsbau” (Living in the city – urban multi-story residential construction) shows numerous concise examples of this. It includes high-quality and energy-efficient buildings, illustrates remarkable peculiarities in construction methods and shows ways out of the housing problem. Charming new buildings, impressive conversions, appealing residential superstructures, and outstanding elevations demonstrate the diverse possibilities of urban development. Extensive texts, detailed plans and large-format illustrations clarify the individual approaches. A decisive criterion for the selection was the individual design with high aesthetic standards: All projects stand out clearly from the norm. In this way, they set new standards for the future of cities.