Urban Pioneers

Pearson, Clifford A.
November 2004
Architectural Record;Nov2004, Vol. 192 Issue 11, p197
Trade Publication
This article reports that innovative design, flowing spaces, and generous ceiling heights are proving to be successful ways of attracting buyers, many of whom are empty-nesters moving out of the suburbs or young professionals with enough money to be choosy about where they live. These people want apartments that express a sense of style and accommodate modern ways of living that require fewer partitions while blurring divisions between living and dining, kitchen and den, home and office. According to McGraw-Hill Construction, multifamily housing starts rose a "vigorous" 10 percent in 2003, to 441,000 units. The architects have worked hard to bring daylight and air into all of the apartments, often using courtyards and sometimes boldly glazed skins to do the trickThe architects have worked hard to bring daylight and air into all of the apartments, often using courtyards and sometimes boldly glazed skins to do the trick.


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