As cities deal with higher density and an increased proximity of dwellings, the Nov/Dec issue of Frame explores promising proposals for future-proof housing.
Young architecture practice Kwong Von Glinow presents multi-family solutions, while MVRDV and WOHA propose multifunctional high-rises that offer not only apartments but also space for offices, retail shops, hospitality enterprises, medical facilities and greenery. O-office reactivates a Guangzhou neighbourhood while safeguarding its collective memory, Octane’s serviced apartments offer a form of hospitality-infused urban living aimed at time-poor professionals and modular homes by the likes of David Adjaye and Faye Toogood adapt to London’s tricky urban-infill sites. From horizontal sprawl to vertical stacks and from concrete jungles to urban greenscapes: tomorrow’s residential buildings aim to make high-density cities healthier and more livable.
Rapid manufacturing accelerates on-demand design. Indoor greenery enjoys a light treatment. The corridor sparks social interaction. Discover new directions in the world of products.