Whether prompted by an uncertain global economy, a decrease in the average family size or a growing desire to tread more lightly on the land and share limited resources, more people are choosing apartment living than ever before. This trend, combined with a greater-than-ever range of construction and finishing materials, has led to a plethora of exciting new apartment builds and remodels worldwide. Today, both owners and architects are benefiting from the myriad of interior design and material options at their fingertips, making the dream apartment more attainable than ever before. This stunningly photographed digest of contemporary apartment designs is packed with ideas for making the most of any apartment layout, from small, compact spaces to multi-level homes. Descriptive text outlining the client's brief and architect's responses is accompanied by valuable project data, detailed plans and drawings, providing further insight into what makes these designs great. For architects, interior designers or anyone seeking to buy, build or remodel an apartment in the 21st century, this is an invaluable and inspirational sourcebook bursting with practical ideas.