To be at the centre of a great city such as London, Hong Kong, New York or Mumbai is to feel at the heart of the world. Yet as our cities continue to expand at a frenetic pace, land for new homes is in short supply, as is the sense of belonging to a local community. The new vertical village offers a stylish solution to urban living, with communal spaces that foster interaction between neighbours and designs that conserve land, energy and materials. Thanks to cutting-edge designers, architects and developers, these new high-density urban complexes are reinventing city living as a luxurious and desirable lifestyle.
Produced in collaboration with leading lifestyle and interiors developer Yoo, Vertical Living gives unprecedented access to dozens of the world’s most stylish apartments, lushly illustrated with 140 colour images and accompanied by an extensive project directory. The book also features new interviews with top international designers such as Philippe Starck, Kelly Hoppen and Marcel Wanders, who give exclusive insight into the art of creating beautiful, innovative spaces for modern urban living : exemplary interiors, fresh new concepts for entrance areas, outdoor living, communal retreats, open-plan living, cooking and dining, bathing and indulging, and finishing details.
Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on the subject, including Mountain Modern, New Brazilian House, Vertical Living, Mid Century Modern Complete, The Iconic Interior, Mediterranean Modern, New Natural Home and The Iconic House, all published by Thames & Hudson.
John Hitchcox established the design firm Yoo in 1999 and is its CEO.