“These homes eschew the ideal of owning a detached house on a quarter-acre block with a Hills Hoist in the backyard, replacing this ubiquitous lifestyle with the convenience, sustainability and affordability of life in a townhouse of apartment.”

So begins The Apartment House: Reframing the Dream (Thames and Hudson), which explores some of the best contemporary multi-residential projects in Australia. For editors Katelin Butler and Cameron Bruhn, these projects together present an alternative future for Australian cities, “with the apartment building cast as the hero…  where the quality of a home is elevated over its size and the shared backdrop of the city is the backdrop for daily life.”

Look out for JCB’s Upper House on page 198.