More people than ever before are living in apartment buildings high above cities. To meet the growing demand for dynamic urban environments, striking new buildings have become “vertical villages” that offer comfort, diversity, and refreshing atmospheres reminiscent of clubs or hotels. Vertical Living profiles a range these spaces, which demonstrate an ever more sophisticated style palette while facing the challenges that arise when the walls are made of glass.
Prepared in collaboration with Yoo, the leading global developer co-founded by Philippe Starck, this timely publication covers all aspects of vertical living through exemplary and unique interiors. Each chapter features interviews with designers—including Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger, and Kelly Hoppen—who have embraced new vertical spaces and changes in lifestyle to produce an impressive range of open-plan living spaces and spa-style bathrooms, as well as new integral features of vertical living: glorious lobbies, communal relaxation areas, sky terraces, and rooftop dining. With examples from cities including Mumbai, Panama City, Istanbul, Marrakech, and Moscow, among others, the book reveals some of the most beautiful—and breathtaking—examples of city living.
Dominic Bradbury is a design writer.
John Hitchcox established Yoo in 1999 and is its CEO