Apartment buildings can actually provide a great home experience for residents. However developers do not take time to design the living spaces and end up making the worst apartment buildings. Micheal Webb an architecture and design critic says, "most modern apartments are terrible. Risk-averse, profit-hungry developers conspire to produce blocks and towers packed with “claustrophobic cells [that] open off double-loaded corridors. Light and air come from one side only, and balconies are usually vestigial.”
In an effort to demonstrate the “unrealized potential” of the apartment building, Michael Webb a, has gathered together various examples of recent developments from around the world. They range fom luxury flats to social housing; from low-rise buildings to high-rises.
Here is the list of the most impressive apartment buildings you have ever seen.
1. CityLife, Milan, Zaha Hadid Architects (2004-14)
Many developers and architects have made great effort to build apartments for the well-to-do. Zaha Hadid’s flats form part of the gated residential complex at CityLife, a 1km sq development in central Milan, which includes skyscrapers by Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Arata Isozaki, as well as a park and its own subway station. Hadid’s apartments, with their rippling façade of cedar and white enamel, have all the subtlety of a mega-yacht. The apartment buildings are impressive to look at and standing before them makes you want to go inside and look around. With such a lovely looking exterior, the interior is very promising.
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