Architecture

With a growing population preferring to stay in urban areas, rather than purchase homes in the suburbs, designer and architects are faced with the problem of maintaining the element of community in every day life.

We discussed this in our Dwell on Design recap, reviewing Micro Living and sociological shifts. With much of the population choosing to live in the city, without a car, minimal modern furniture and less stuff for storage, high rise living is in-demand.

C.F. Møller Architects, Brut Architecture and Urban Design are closing the gap between urban high-rise living and suburb community living. They're currently developing a 24-story building in Belgium that will be grouped into mini-communities. Apartments will be clustered together with open balcony spaces depending on your style of living, for example families versus students. There will also be a shared courtyard and dining space as well as a roof terrace.

Balcony Style

Now, you can live in the city and still have a sense of community... But for now, you'll have to live Belgium to find this fantastic architecture and urban living style.

There is no scheduled completion date, but they estimate that it will open sometime in 2017.

We can't wait!

Images: Fast Company