This work includes cutting-edge apartment buildings from around the world. Featured architects include balos & Herreros, MVRDV, Lacaton & Vassal, FOA, Coop Himmelb(l)au and many more. This book presents various apartment blocks, those oft-derided but essential machines for living in areas of high population density. Included are conventional vertical dwellings, buildings for specific groups and residential complexes which share a common spirit: rigour, imagination and respect for both the persons who will occupy them and the environment in which they are located. These works provide stimulating answers, ingenious solutions, unexpected points of view and proposals that will without doubt influence the conception of residential architecture.