More stories about Apartments

  • the trouble with glass houses

    Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows are a hallmark of modern urban lofts and apartments, but all that open glass has some distinct drawbacks for the people who live with them.

  • outside-in loft, boston

    The opportunity to purchase side-by-side apartments on the top floor of a Chinatown building allowed these clients to build the light-filled loft they really wanted. Although a structural partition between the two units had to stay, Höweler + Yoon Archite

  • elbe pirouette

    Sensitive urban revitalization often goes hand in hand with sustainability. When an underpopulated neighborhood blossoms, its city becomes denser and more resource-efficient.

  • loft23, cambridge, mass.

    Strung between two parks, the glass-and-copper Loft23 takes modern urban housing to a new level.

  • sincerely austere

    How does one insert ultramodern living spaces into a former industrial military building? Acanthus Ferguson Mann Architects of Bristol, England, accomplished it with a kitchen and bath retrofit that's bold enough to hold its own inside the heavyweight building, yet is also sleek and translucent.

  • outer limits

    Any product junkie knows many innovative developments happen overseas. Another import now making incremental inroads in this country is the ventilated façade—a wall system many architects and building scientists cite as one of the most effective ways to clad a building.

  • hideaway village

    You'd be surprised where and what you can build when you think on top, between, and inside the boxes.

  • bathed in light

    Few New York City apartments enjoy the luxury of unobstructed views in three directions, but this 5,000-square-foot loft—a recent residential architect design award winner for architectural interiors—does.

  • urbane infill

    Nearly 1,500 square feet of storage space atop a bakery and parking garage was the starting point for this apartment by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA. Along the way he also had to contend with the historic Washington, D.C., neighborhood's building restrictions—n

  • attention grabber

    Completing major structural renovations within the confines of an apartment building and under the watchful eyes of the owners' association multiplied Riley's headaches. The building only allows construction during summer months, and bathroom expansions are forbidden because wet areas must be...